An appraisal is for insurance purposes, so the numbers reflect what it would cost to replace your collection at full retail. We charge $75 for the first hour, and $50 for each additional hour with a minimum charge of $75 for all appraisals. But, you’re not going in blind. We’ll be up front with you about the estimated time that it will take. If we go over the estimated time, we won’t charge you extra. If we go under, we’ll charge you less. Appraisals are not pre-paid. We do the work first, and you pay when we finish. Appraisal services come with a digital and physical document that can be submitted to your insurance company, accountants, or attorney.
Alternately, a valuation is what you can expect to receive should you wish to sell your collection. Basically, what we would offer to pay for your collection if you are looking to sell it. We do not charge for valuations, whether or not you decide to sell.