As a generalist appraiser, I provide accurate, thorough evaluations of antiques and personal property. 

I can appraise most items in households; I call on other specialists as needed.

​​Appraisal or Verbal Valuation Service?
An appraisal is a written document with a value conclusion by an appraiser or specialist of an item or collection of items.

Appraisals are typically required for legal purposes like:

  • insurance for owned items of personal property, from a single piece of art to an entire household

  • estate division between heirs or taxation for estates

  • tax deductions for donations.

A verbal valuation can be a range at which your item might sell for under current market conditions

for all or one of the ways items sell on the open market:

  • at retail in a gallery or shop 

  • from seller to buyer through venues like craigslist, eBay or estate sales, or

  • on the auction market through a reputable, auction house with well-advertised specialist auctions.

Do you need an appraisal or a verbal valuation service for your item or collection? 

I am happy to help you as you determine your needs. Give me a quick call at (503) 422-3481.

Online Estate Sales Through Baggenstoss Estate Sales

I have found an online estate sale is a safe alternative to a traditional house sale with online purchase and payment,

then post-sale distanced pickup on-site - conforming to good practices for Covid-19 health measures and security for the estate site.