Heritage Auction Appraisal Services
Having assembled a superb team of experienced specialists, in fields ranging from American Paintings to Rare Coins to Sports Collectibles to Comic Books, we are pleased to offer our clients formal appraisals. Our Appraisals Services Department will work with you on the proper form of the appraisal to meet necessary purposes, the associated costs of producing the appraisal, and the timeline of completion of the final appraisal document.
Heritage provides Fair Market and Retail Replacement Value appraisals for the following purposes:
- Charitable Donation
- Equitable Distribution
- Estate Planning
- Estate Tax
- Financial Planning
- Gift Tax
We offer complimentary initial assessments of individual items, collections, and estates to assist in determining the extent of the required appraisal service. Our appraisals meet all required IRS and legal conditions to function as qualified valuations of tangible property.
Our competitive fees are based on an hourly or daily rate per specialist plus any travel and out-of-pocket expenses. Contact our Appraisal Services Department for the specific terms and fees associated with the appraisal of your particular property. If you later choose to sell property listed in a Heritage appraisal through a Heritage auction or private sale, all appraisal fees are fully refundable against the Seller's Commissions (but not against Buyer's Premiums) at a prorated rate based on the number and value of the property consigned for sale within a one year period from the issue date of the report.
All appraisals will require an Appraisal Agreement to be signed by the client prior to any work beginning on the appraisal. Please click here to view a sample Appraisal Agreement.
Most appraisals of fewer than 20 items will take a maximum of 4 weeks to deliver to the client once the property has been seen in person by a Heritage specialist in order to verify the actual condition and existence. For larger appraisals, an anticipated timeline for completion will be provided with the appraisal proposal letter.
Auction Estimates and Proposal For Sale
On request, Heritage will provide a complimentary listing of items from a Heritage appraisal with auction estimates and a proposal for sale through auction.
If you are considering selling your property at auction and do not need a formal written appraisal, Heritage provides free and confidential auction estimate valuations of property. Please follow this link to our "Consign Now" form to request auction estimates of your collection.
Click here to request a free auction estimate