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    1. Are currently in your possession
    2. You intend to purchase by online auction
    3. You wish to buy or sell privately or by other means.
  • Assessments include estimates of and opinions on:
    • Fair market value .
    • Authenticity
    • Replacement value of one individual art object.
    • Consultation on realistic prices for one item you may want to bid for on the main internet art auction sites. We'll tell you what we would pay. How much you actually bid is, of course, up to you and depends on how badly you want to own the object.

  • Three opportunities for you:

    1. Individual Assessments: for occasional collectors or owners.
    2. Individual assessments are transacted on a "pay-as-you-go" basis.
    3. Regular Consultation Plan designed for regular collectors and on-line bidders.
    4. VIP Services for avid collectors and for dealers requiring a second opinion.

  • Occasional assessments of individual items to establish Fair Market Value and Replacement Value.
  • Requests by regular mail, e-mail or fax accompanied by photographs and full details
  • Additional consultation and clarification by telephone and/or voice mail.
  • $25 each item
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  • Service not available to Dealers

  • Regular assessments of individual items to establish Fair Market Value.
  • Requests by e-mail or fax accompanied by photographs and full details of item.
  • Opinions requested for items in on-line auction must provide auction URL and full title I.D. number and description of item as it appears on the auction site. (Request must be received minimum 3 days before close of bidding).
  • Up to 3 items per calendar month
  • $65.95 each month, minimum 3 months.
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  • Regular assessments of individual items to establish Fair Market Value and Replacement Value.
  • Written opinion as to authenticity.
  • Requests by regular mail, e-mail or fax accompanied by photographs, details, documents establishing provenance.
    Opinions requested for items in on-line auction must provide auction URL and full title I.D. number and description of item as it appears on the auction site. (Request must be received minimum 3 days before close of bidding).
  • Additional consultation and clarification by telephone and/or voice mail.
  • Up to 10 items per calendar month
  • $155 each month, minimum 3 months.
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Appraisals and Consultations

Thanks to the Internet, our services are now available to a world-wide audience. You can avail yourself of them conveniently, quickly and at extremely competitive rates.

Our services are highly regarded by professionals in the international world of fine arts and antiques.

The quality and expertise which we represent has ensured a long association with Sotheby's in London, New York and Toronto.

We are independent of any major Sales or Auction house.