Appraisal

As New England’s highest volume antiques mall we have the privilege of seeing tens of thousands of antique, vintage, and collectibles sales transactions per year in virtually every category imaginable, so we can really keep our fingers on the pulse of the market.

Submit your item

Walk in, in-home (housecall), or online.

Item Review

One of our expert appraisers inspects and identifies your item(s) and researches historical information to determine a fair market value.

Payment & Delivery

Payment is required before delivery. If the product is a good match for our store, we may be willing to purchase or consign it.

We appraise most fine antique or vintage items large or small including:

  • Artwork & Sculpture
  • Pottery & Porecelain
  • Jewelry & Watches*
  • Furnitrue & Decor
  • Musical Instruments
  • Political Memoribilia
  • Fashion Accessories
  • Silver
  • Coins & Currency*
  • Vintage Toys
  • Objects of Virtu
  • Ephemera & Collectibles
  • Personal Luxury Items
  • Glassware & Crystal
  • Architectural Artifacts
  • Anything Else Old & Collectible

While we appraise most jewelry items and coins, there are certain items that require evaluation by a specialist. We are not GIA certified gemologists nor certified coin graders, however we are the right place to start. We can then, if appropriate, subcontract that work to specialists with whom we have good relationships and can trust.

Levels of service

Not everyone needs the same level of service. Depending on the item and purpose of the appraisal, often times a simple verbal identification and value estimate will suffice. On the other hand, when using an appraisal for estate settlement, tax-deductible donation, or for use as collateral, a highly detailed appraisal — usually including a thorough written description and comparable sales research is called for. We are equally experienced in all such levels of service.

Rates

Written

$ 160
00
per hour
  • We’ll review the project in advance and provide you with estimates. Most importantly we’ll let you know in advance if we feel that the expense of an appraisal is unjustified.

Online

$ 20
00
per item & up
  • We’ll review the project in advance and provide you with estimates. Most importantly we’ll let you know in advance if we feel that the expense of an appraisal is unjustified.

Verbal

in-store
$ 10
00
per item
  • Verbal identification w/ casual market value opinion. No comparable documentation included.

In-Home

$ 160
00
per hour
  • We’ll review the project in advance and provide you with estimates. Most importantly we’ll let you know in advance if we feel that the expense of an appraisal is unjustified.