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How to prepare for an appraisal

Typically, objects and collections are inspected where they are located. The property is counted, measured, photographed and, in the case of some precious metals, weighed. Preparing in advance makes our inspection process more efficient, which means you pay less for this initial phase.

▪  Determine in advance which items you want appraised

▪  Have the items in a well lit area. If there is not sufficient light
    please mention this in advance so we can bring our own lighting.
    Poor lighting slows down the inspection process

▪  Please take items out of drawers, cabinets, boxes etc and unwrap
    if necessary

▪  If you have sets of items such as dinnerware, stemware, or silver
    objects, please group the sets together

▪  Provide copies of any available documents regarding your objects,
    such as receipts or old appraisals

▪  Please have your deposit payment ready

After the inspection is over, we will take all the information gathered and conduct our market research and analysis. Finally, we write and prepare our report for delivery. Please note that we typically do not deliver our report until payment in full for the assignment has been received.

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