Antique and Collectible Appraisals Online

Is my item worth having Appraised? Take advantage of our Annual  $9.95 Attic & Basement  Clean Out Appraisal offer today

It 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  • Price guides already two years out of date when published and often give only a minimum of information.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

 

28 thoughts on “Antique and Collectible Appraisals Online”

  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. hello
    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

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

    1. 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.

  6. 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???

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

  8. 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.

    1. 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

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

    1. 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

  10. 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.

  11. hello,

    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

    1. 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.

  12. please refund monies, no way to register, or to contact you, whats up with this site, very disappointed, please contact me and refund payment for nothing

    1. Hi Suzen, we do have a direct “Contact Us” link at the top of the page. We did respond to your complaint via Pay Pal as soon as we received it. Our Tech people are working on the malfunctioning form link. In the mean time you can send us your appraisal request information directly to us at appraisers@sympatico.ca

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