Professional Written Appraisals
With over 20 years experience selling collectible firearms on an international basis, we can think of few in the business more qualified to appraise your collection than the Amoskeag Auction Co. team. We offer full appraisal services for insurance purposes, any and all legal-related purposes whether that be probate, estate settlement, or marital matters, and of course, for collectors simply wishing to know what their items may bring at auction. If we appraise your collection, and you end up consigning the collection to us for auction, we will credit you in full the fee you paid for the appraisal. Inquire about appraisals here.
We regularly perform appraisals for estates and probate courts. These appraisals include a detailed description of each item with a value assigned. These appraisals are prepared on company stationary and are signed by the appraiser. These appraisals are figured at fair-market value. These appraisals are billed at a fixed hourly rate. If requested, a curriculum vitae for the appraiser will be provided.
Often when you wish to insure your collection, your insurance company will require an appraisal. We perform these appraisals as well, they are very similar to the Estate appraisals in detail and format but are figured at Replacement value. These appraisals are billed at a fixed hourly rate. If requested, a curriculum vitae for the appraiser will be provided.
Estate and Legal Appraisals
We regularly work with attorneys, executors and administrators to perform appraisals for estates, trusts and probate courts. These appraisals include a detailed description of each item and end with an assigned value. These appraisals are prepared on company letterhead and are signed and dated by the individual appraiser. Items valuations are figured at fair-market value utilizing current and very recent sale pricing; all appraisals are billed at a fixed hourly rate and NEVER at a percentage of the appraised value of the collection. Our appraisers have been tested in the past and always have been court-certified “expert” in their fields, if required, a curriculum vitae for the appraiser can be provided.