Answered By: Aprille Nace
Last Updated: Sep 29, 2016     Views: 16

Thank you for contacting us with your question.  The best path for you to take may be to directly contact an appraiser or appraisal service and speak with them regarding how items are assigned a value.  As a non-profit, cultural institution, The Museum cannot offer appraisal services.

You can find appraisers through several professional organizations: The American Society of Appraisers (phone) 1-800-ASA-VALU (online) http://www.appraisers.org; The Appraisers Association of America (phone) 212-889-5404 (online) http://www.appraisersassoc.org; and The International Society of Appraisers (phone) 312-224-2567 (online) http://www.isa-appraisers.org.

Your local library may have a subscription to

Maloney’s Antiques and Collectibles Resource Directory, which provides listings of appraisers by type of collectible.