Antique and Collectible Appraisals Online

Is my item worth having Appraised? Take advantage of our Annual $9.95 Spring Cleaning Appraisal offer.

Is a very good question, nobody wants to spend money to find out an item is worthless. What’s even worse though is finding out that something you gave away, or sold for a couple of dollars to clear out your basement or garage was quite valuable. Our records from 1996-2015  show that 98.7% of the items sent to us for appraisal have been worth far more than our regular fee of  $19.95. If your item happens to be worth less than our fee there’s no charge.

Items such as the one pictured here are unexpected surprises for our customers. Nearly all the items we have appraised were just considered curiosities by their owners, none really had any idea of the item’s value until they contacted us. This example is one of a complete set of 8 Walt Disney Seven Dwarfs books from 1938. This set sat packed up with a pile of children’s books, yard sale material, considered to be junk, but copies of this set in good condition have sold  at auction for $2000.00.

Why should you use our service?

  • We have been providing Antique Appraisals for Insurance, Estate, Tax & Probate purposes since 1959.
  •  Current Appraisal information for a wide range of antiques & collectible items can be hard to find, even on the internet.
  •  Have your appraisal emailed directly to you in 48 hours.
  • Price guides already two years out of date when published and often give only a minimum of information.
  •  Specialized reference information regarding Antique Appraisals is expensive and often difficult to find at your local library or bookstore.
  •  Professional appraisers fee’s range from $75.00 to $400.00 per hour, we have a wide range of appraisal services from $1.39- $24.95 U.S

How do we get our appraisal information?

  • We monitor all the major Auction Houses world wide for the most up to date sales results.
  •  We monitor Auction sales results from several Online Auctions daily and add these results weekly to our database.
  •  We subscribe to all the Major & Minor Antique & Collectible trade publications.
  •  Our Reference library is constantly growing, some of our books about Antique collecting & restoration date to the 1820’s!

We regularly participate in Roadshow type events, shows and auctions to maintain contact with those in the trade.

What will my appraisal look like?
We use the same research methods for our Online Appraisals as we do for our regular appraisals.for Insurance, Tax or Estate  purposes we follow the USPAP guidelines (Uniform Standards of  Professional Appraisal Practice).Note that our appraisals are based on the images and information you send us, please read our disclaimer about Hypothetical Appraisals


26 Responses to “Antique and Collectible Appraisals Online”

  1. wendy February 22, 2015 at 12:47 am Permalink

    I bought a very unique carved bishops chair in Gothic style? Cannot locate any others like it.

    • admin April 15, 2015 at 4:15 pm Permalink

      We appraise about fifty of this type of chair a year, we’d be happy to provide you with an appraisal for yours.

  2. Michelle Coralie March 13, 2015 at 6:42 pm Permalink

    I have oil paintings of Jane R. Taylor from Nipomo, CA and Destinations (the statue of Liberty 1of 4 Prints) from Tina chaden want to appraise and sell . Please inform of process. Thank you

    • admin April 21, 2015 at 1:52 am Permalink

      Hi Jane, just click the “Get an Appraisal” link, it provides all the information you’d require.

  3. Michelle Coralie March 13, 2015 at 6:48 pm Permalink

    I also have 3 old framed prints of Monet art:” Woman and parasol”, “Le pont d’Argenteuil 1874″, “Water lilies and women “. Please advise as I need visual apraisal. Thank you

    • admin April 10, 2015 at 5:11 pm Permalink

      To: Michelle

      Hi Michelle, if the images of your items are good quality, we should have no problem providing you with an appraisal. If you still want appraisals for your items just click the link below


      Mike Wilcox


  4. Jack Malmgren March 21, 2015 at 4:32 pm Permalink

    I have a elephant tusk that was carved out in very high detail. The tusk came from china during world war 2 that my father was able to get. The tusk is 2 foot long and has a stand that was made for it. Are you able to appraise it from a few photos or is this something that has to be looked at close up.

  5. Blake Hetherington April 8, 2015 at 12:14 am Permalink

    I have an item I would like appraised.I live in Peterborough can com to your office thurs. at any time. Do I need a time . if so email me a time.

  6. mari April 28, 2015 at 7:21 pm Permalink

    i have a very beautiful painting and its apr from 19 century, with very beautiful wood frame, but i can not find anything about the painter through internet, its L.benteny. can it be something worth? thank u

    • admin April 29, 2015 at 2:58 pm Permalink

      Hi Mari, just click the “Get an Appraisal” link on our first page, it provides all the information you’d require.

  7. Nusi May 6, 2015 at 9:53 am Permalink

    I have a collection of antique gold jewellery , could you appraise it’s value. It is 22 carat gold.

    • admin May 13, 2015 at 5:15 pm Permalink

      Some items really require a physical appraisal and are not good candicates for any sort of online appraisal format, you’ll need to have a Jeweler examine your items to evaluate them.

  8. kristin May 14, 2015 at 4:54 am Permalink

    I have a 1950’s chris craft 20 1/2 in brass/bronze and mahogany porthole.. fully intact and all original.. including the glass.. i’m having a hard time finding a nautical anitque appraiser.. Can yall help???

    • admin May 21, 2015 at 6:26 pm Permalink

      Hi Kristin, we sure can, just click the “Get an Appraisal” link at the top of the page.

  9. J Smith May 25, 2015 at 10:15 pm Permalink

    i have 2 Fenton hobnail cranberry wall sconces in excellent condition, trimmed with brushed brass, also the matching large pitcher with ruffled edge,

  10. LYNDA PREMOREL June 3, 2015 at 11:49 pm Permalink

    Hello I own a Oscar B. Bach Art Deco Oscar Bach bronze signed smoking stand, from the mid 1920’s. Its Bronze with Patina Nautical Sailing Finial Ship on top with 2 Seahorses cigar holders. Can you appraise this, and if so what will you need, and are you still having your spring cleaning price of $9.97 it think. Please let me know. Thank you in advance.

    • admin June 7, 2015 at 3:43 pm Permalink

      Hi Lynda, yes we could provide you with an appraisal for your Oscar Bach smoking stand, own $9.95 special runs until the end of May

  11. Linda Krygiel June 6, 2015 at 5:36 pm Permalink

    I have three old books, published in 1925, 1931, and 1943. One is about Orphan Annie. Is it worth having these appraised?

    • admin June 7, 2015 at 3:41 pm Permalink

      Hi Linda, with books,`in regards to value it`s all about “Author,Edition and Condition”. We’d need to see images of the books and the title pages with the Publishing information. That said, most books sell for more than what we charge for an appraisal

  12. Larry Reed June 11, 2015 at 3:16 pm Permalink

    I have a lithograph of the 1983 cover of Sports Illustrated with Michael Jordan and Sam Perkins and wanted to know if I can get it appraised.

  13. Dennis July 3, 2015 at 11:29 pm Permalink


    I woukd like The experts to view a few things I own. I have a few items that I think are very valuable but I but you’ve heard that a million times! Here are the items
    1) 3 stained glass windows over 100 years old from a house that is outside of Chicago ( not sure if they are Tiffany or not?) lead glass I believe

    2) a bar on wheels. My step father brought it home 25 years ago. It has a stain glass window in the middle of it and drawers that do not open. A brass foot rest and other details. It’s hard to describe seeing that I don’t know much about it. Could be 25 years old or 75 years old. Don’t know the history on it ?

    3) 6 shelf Macey law book case. I know it is at least 50 years old. Came from my grandmothers office from the 60’s and I was told it was considered old back then!

    The stain glass windows intrigued me the most. They were from my great great uncles home I believe his house was built between 1890-1910. The windows were actually built into the house. There were 3 windows total. I did a little research and I’m hoping they are Tiffany but I think it is about a 1-100 chance.

    Please let me know if I can send pictures.

    Thanks Dennis

    • admin July 13, 2015 at 6:30 pm Permalink

      Hi Dennis, we’d need to see images of your items, just click the “Get an Appraisal” link at the top of the page for more information.

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