The money you think you're saving can be chump change compared to the money you stand to lose by misinterpreting data or making a mistake. Remember your notebook to record any information you learn during this verbal appraisal. There is a lot of detail that the appraiser won't be able to see without examining the item personally, and you won't really know that the appraiser is truly an expert in his field. This means that a professional appraiser should not offer to sell the item for you. Size: Size of the work without the frame. We accept only jpg images under 5Mb.
She thanked me and took a business card. Another problem with free appraisals is that, except in the case of the world's major auction houses, the staff people who conduct them tend to be younger, less experienced, and not necessarily able to accurately assess dollar values. Indian Territory by Len Wood specializes in free appraisals of Native American art and artifacts. Sell with our network We make the connection for you with a global network of the top auction houses and dealers worldwide. Hammer prices at any particular auction house more accurately reflect the client base of that auction house than it does the market in general or the fair market values of the art that they sell. I charge 10% to the buyer, there is no fee to the seller.
Books, ephemera, and maps: American Book Prices Current. However, many of the shop owners you ask do not belong to a professional appraisers' organization; they simply know a lot about antiques and their value. It was invaluable in better understanding the true worth of some of the artworks we acquired. Phoenix: Gordon's Art Reference, 1986 . Appraisal Process- what to do Please send me the name of the artist, the size of the piece do not include the frame in the size as well as pictures of the front back and the signature any labels on piece, and your telephone number. Paul's credentials include working as an appraiser for Antiques Roadshow as well as authoring books about antiques. Welcome to Heffel's online appraisal page.
Use the on this site to find your nearest Bonhams Saleroom or Office and their opening hours. We will contact you if we need additional photographs. You are paid first before any art is shipped. I get the best of all worlds by saving on appraisal fees, auction house commissions. If significant amounts of money are involved, get an educated non-conflicted professional appraisal first. Compared to contacting auction houses one by one on your own time, this service is a huge time-saver.
Moreover, the database currently contains 369,594 signatures and 2,269,615 photos of artwork. L'Argus du livre de collection. There is no risk and I can provide a complete list of references! We appraise furniture, jewelry, paintings, silver, decorative objects, and generally, things typically sold at auction. And yes, sadly there's still more. Notes: Please add any additional information which may be useful in appraising this work. Their website should specify their valuation days.
Our art services are tailored to your requirements — whether you have inherited art, your company needs an art valuation for insurance. All art valuations are covered by our Money Back Guarantee: if for any reason we cannot provide a valuation of a picture, you will receive a full refund and any advice we can give you about the picture absolutely free. By Antique Collector If you're wondering about the value of your treasures but don't want to pay for a full professional appraisal, you may still be able to get an idea of how much your items are worth. Although it's tempting, avoid concluding that your art is worth as much as the most expensive pieces you find in your searches. Our approach is friendly and personable yet professional and independent, enabling you to establish the true value of your art. That way, they'll spend more time evaluating whatever you bring them. There is no obligation to continue using our services although we certainly hope that you do! If, however, you need exact price information for buying, selling, insurance, tax, or donation purposes, get an appraisal.
You can then telephone or email to make an appointment. Appraisal Day is a website where appraiser, Paul Royka, appraises antiques for free. I immediately told her it was worth a great deal more than the other work. Pictures: Please provide clear colour pictures of the work: front and back. I hardly ever sell through them though. They will do their best to answer in a timely manner.
Learn about the figurines by searching the website via model number or category while you wait for a response. Also includes biographical information and 36,000 signatures, monograms and symbols. Should you catalogue your art collection, keep and conserve, donate or sell your art? If you attend the show, which is free, you are entitled to two free verbal appraisals. Includes auction house catalogs and prices previously realized at auctions from the past ten years. If you are interested in using this material onsite, read about about. If you are an artist and want to sell your pieces, I can not assist you in valuing your art or in selling it.
For more on our security standards, please read our. Bring along a notebook to take notes. You have a direct line of communication with the auction house or dealer for all sale logistics. Our experts have years of auction experience and will do their best to find out as much information about your item as possible. Such valuations tend to be on the low side, and while free, may prove to be a false economy in the long run. . Free valuations can be quick approximations of value designed to facilitate a bargain buy, or to encourage a transaction.
Subscription required for full database. As things stand now, the time and money you think you're saving may well be nothing compared to what you're losing in potential profits from relying on fast free price estimates. There are a number of sites that offer this service free of charge, although you won't have the convenience of visiting a local appraiser in person. Be ready to answer questions about the piece's history and what you may have paid for it. Update posted July 25, 2017: Blouin Art Sales Index, one of the better databases out there, is no longer free.