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Who Are The Appraisers?

All the appraisers currently work with some of the world's top auction houses, who are frequently in the news for finding treasures and fetching high-prices.

They're top-experts with years of experience, studying and handling some of the world's rarest items within their field of expertise.

Their ability to spot treasures are both legendary and well-documented throughout the many media stories we report. For example:

While the results above are most certainly not-typical. They are true, and were life-changing for the folks who benefited from the appraisers keen eye.

If you were to personally hire a specialized appraiser at this level, their rates could exceed $400 per hour, plus travel expenses.

So, why are they free? Auction houses cover the cost, because they hope to find items you'll consider consigning with them, in upcoming auctions.

This provides a high level of motivation to both the appraiser and auctioneer to find valuable items, through their free online appraisal process.

While finding a life-changing treasure is not guaranteed. The process can help you learn to spot small-treasures, that can make life a little easier, and fun.


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How To Get Free Appraisals

While appraisals from top auctioneers are free, they're not guaranteed. The likelihood of an appraisal goes up, with the uniqueness, rarity and value of your item.

However, the odds-of getting a free-appraisal, or finding a ballpark-value for most-items, can still be better than 90%, following these...

8-Steps:

  1. Research Prices. This helps you do a quick do-it-yourself ballpark-valuation for most items, worldwide. And, it helps:

  2. If you're thinking of selling, we highly recommend reading Antiques Roadshow's short article on Doing Business with Appraisers, as a guide for picking the best appraisers and/or auctioneers, for your situation. Before continuing with the rest of the steps.

  3. If you know your selling, the appraiser may have valuable tips for ways to increase your items value through professional restorations or further research into its history. Be sure to ask, listen carefully and take notes.

  4. Every-auctioneer's free-appraisal process, has slightly-different requirements for the appraisal. Follow their requirements to-the-letter.

  5. If sending photos to an appraiser. Make sure they are high-quality, and showing as much detail as possible.

  6. They get lots of inquiries. Like most busy people, they probably prefer concise communications made in a polite and respectful tone. Keep it short and sweet.

  7. While free online appraisals are convenient, in-person appraisals (by top experts) are superior. It's worth contacting the auctioneers to see if they have any free valuation-days planned, in a city near you.

    • Why? Because small details can make a big difference in an items value. An in-person appraisal may catch details that might go unnoticed in an online photo.

  8. If you strike-out with top auctioneers, go local. Find reputable auctioneers in your area, and look for free-appraisal information on their websites. Then follow their process.

    • Some smaller auctioneers may do their appraisal process by email. If you don't see it on their site, email-them, asking if they do free-auction-appraisals. If they don't do free-appraisals, move onto another auctioneer.


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Finding Appraisers, by Specialty

List provides links to free appraisal pages, by specialty.


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FREE > Antique Appraisal

Top antique auction houses worldwide, offering free online appraisals and auction valuations.


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FREE > Art Appraisal

Top art auction houses worldwide, providing free online appraisals and auction valuations for art.


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FREE > Book Appraisal

Top auction houses worldwide, offering free online appraisals and auction valuations for rare books.


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FREE > Car Appraisal

A list of top auction houses worldwide who may provide free auction valuations for rare cars.


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FREE > Coin & Paper Appraisal

List of top auction houses worldwide, offering free online appraisals and auction valuations for rare coins.


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FREE > Collectibles Appraisal

Top auction houses worldwide, providing free online appraisals and auction valuations for rare collectibles.


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FREE > Doll Appraisal

A list of top auction houses worldwide, offering free online appraisals and auction valuations for rare dolls.


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FREE > Jewelry Appraisal

Top auction houses worldwide, providing free online appraisals and auction valuations for jewelry items.


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FREE > Pottery & Glass Appraisal

Leading pottery and glass auction houses worldwide, offering free online appraisals and auction valuations.


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FREE > ShowBiz Appraisal

Top entertainment memorabilia auction houses worldwide, providing free online appraisals/auction valuations.


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FREE > Sports Memorabilia Appraisal

Leading sports memorabilia auction houses worldwide, offering free online appraisals/auction valuations.


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FREE > Toy Appraisal

List of top auction houses worldwide, providing free online appraisals and auction valuations for rare toys.


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How To Get a Free-Appraisals from Antiques Roadshow

We're not affiliated with Antiques Roadshow in any way, other than being huge-fans due to the amazing-number of genuine-treasures they find on their show, and the reports we get to write about those treasures.

We also don't know any insider-tips or tricks for getting on the show, other than this link, which you may find helpful:

Please report any broken links.

LAST UPDATE / by James Massey, November 20, 2018