Historical Artifacts & Collectibles

From ancient Egyptian ushabtis to historical documents – artifacts from World Wars I and II, Korea and Vietnam. I also work with ordinary estate items such as contemporary furnishings, plus entertainment memorabilia, and special collections of things ranging from railroadiana to scientific instruments. Even if you’re not entirely sure what you have, give me a call and let’s talk.

How do I prepare for an appraisal?
Organization is the key to saving money. Prior to making any commitment, I will advise you of steps that will expedite the process.

Do you provide appraisal services for a single item?
I can assist with a single item or a full collection. While no project is too big or too small, if the item(s) do not warrant the work or expense, I will let you know up front.

How do you charge to appraise my items?
Fees for appraisal services are charged by the hour for small projects or by a negotiated project fee for larger collections, archives or estates. The fee will include on-site inspection, assessment, research time and final appraisal report.

Verbal appraisals and consultations are also available for those seeking second opinions, identification, suggestions, or other basic information about their collection. Give me a call at (816) 289-5400 or email me and let’s get started!

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