To save you money, we write a Master Appraisal
Valuation that outlines our necessary qualifications and statements
to support our opinions of value. This "Master Appraisal" comprises twelve or more pages and can be viewed under Sample Appraisal.
An addendum page will be Attached to the "Master Appraisal" that fully
describes the item appraised. When research is necessary and is located,
it is added to the addendum page as further support of our opinions of
value. After you have a "Master Appraisal", we do not rewrite this again
for every item you wish to have appraised in the future, or for each and
every item contained within a whole collection. We then only provide a
further addendum page, for each item that fully describes each item appraised,
plus the available research attachments. The addendum page, plus the attachments
become part of your "Master Appraisal", including the conditions pertaining
thereto. Three certified copies of the "Master Appraisal" are issued;
one for your insurance company, one for yourself, and one for our records.
A separate quotation is required for each and every
item we appraise. As new items are added to the original "Master Appraisal"
it is not necessary to rewrite the "Master Appraisal" for each and every
additional item. This method allows you to retain all items that we have
appraised for you under one "Master Appraisal" rather than having a whole
bunch of individual and separate appraisals for a number of items scattered
all over the place. It also allows for much better record keeping, and
provides a good method for updating your collection, without having to
spend the time to find and research every item within your collection.
ESTATES, TRUSTS AND CHARITABLE DONATIONS
We appraise items within our areas
of expertise for complete estate or trust collections as well as items
offered for charitable purposes at Fair Market Values. These appraisals
are in accordance with the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal
Practice guidelines, and the applicable taxable rules and regulations in force and/or
as amended. These appraisals also include the required IRS form for a Charitable Donation where required.