Appraisals and Consultations

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The Value of History specializes in the evaluation, review and formal appraisal of personal property across several categories including Fine Art, Antiques, Historical Artifacts and Collectibles, and Rare or Antiquarian Books. Whether you have a single item, a full collection or an entire estate to consider, we are ready to serve you.

Personal property often requires a USPAP-compliant appraisal for obtaining insurance, settling an insurance claim, determining estate tax liability for the IRS, documenting a non-cash charitable contribution, outlining equitable distribution, supporting a long-term financial plan, or preparing for resale.

Value Discovery and Risk Mitigation

With values currently rising for fine art and better antiques, it is important to remember that homeowner insurance policies are generally not enough to protect these enduring assets against loss or damage. Accurate identification and evaluation are the cornerstones of USPAP-compliant appraisals – your first and best step toward protecting your personal property.

Be certain your estate plan addresses both your immediate needs and long-term goals.

Click on the tabs above for more information about my specialty areas, then call me at (816) 289-5400 or send an email and let’s see how I can help.

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