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FaceTime and email Appraisals
We are currently making house calls using ‘Best Practices’ in safety from the State of Colorado and the Appraisers Association of America. This means protective gear, social distancing, cleaning our supplies regularly, etc. We also encourage fresh air, porch and garage meetings. We are also able to provide FaceTime and email appraisals for many items. Contact us to be sure.
Using high resolution photos (either provided by you or taken by us via the FaceTime app) along with extensive access to research, we have very few limitations to providing you with a quality appraisal. Our research may include getting information about past auctions, contacting galleries or specific experts, and researching global databases such as the Getty Research Institute or the Art Loss Registry.
We also offer express services for our clients with more immediate needs.
Virtual Walk-Through Appraisals
“Restricted Appraisals” via email
We offer what are known as Restricted Appraisals if you are simply curious about the value of an item. These are quick, one page valuations that cannot be used for other purposes (e.g. insurance, estates, or IRS). This can be a good way to begin if you are unsure about the general value of an item. If you wish to get a full comprehensive appraisal, we will apply the cost of the restricted appraisal toward that.