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This article explains what kind of services a personal property appraiser can offer their clients in their appraisal reports, and why it’s important to work with a qualified appraiser to identify or authenticate your possessions. One common misconception that often comes up during initial client consultations is that they assume the appraiser will be authenticating […]

Identification Vs Authentication

Every day we receive calls from clients curious about the appraisal process, asking what makes us “qualified” to appraise their rare and unique item(s) and what they should expect through the project. We also receive requests to just create a “simplified” appraisal on letterhead. Although this was an accepted/common practice some years back (pre-1990), requirements […]

Past vs. Present Appraisal Requirements/Differences

Every day we receive calls from clients curious about the appraisal process, asking what makes us “qualified” to appraise their rare and unique item(s) and what they should expect through the project. We also receive requests to just create a “simplified” appraisal on letterhead. Although this was an accepted/common practice some years back (pre-1990), requirements […]

Past vs. Present Appraisal Requirements/Differences

For collectors of fine and decorative artwork, sculpture, jewelry, high valued collectibles and other rare/unique items, insurance coverage is necessary for a number of reasons. In general, insurance coverage for these types of items may not be as easily obtainable as one might expect. Many insurance companies require a formal appraisal prior to adding these […]

Insurance Coverage Appraisals: When & Why You Need One

For collectors of fine and decorative artwork, sculpture, jewelry, high valued collectibles and other rare/unique items, insurance coverage is necessary for a number of reasons. In general, insurance coverage for these types of items may not be as easily obtainable as one might expect. Many insurance companies require a formal appraisal prior to adding these […]

Insurance Coverage Appraisals: When & Why You Need One