An appraisal is a professional estimate of an object's value. Use this guide to learn about the appraisal process and how to find an appraiser. Have questions? Ask a Librarian!

Local Appraisers

Search the Yellow Pages under these headings:

Below are a few local appraisers; contact them directly for their qualifications, services, and prices. Inclusion here does not mean endorsement by the Library.

Museums and Libraries

Museums cannot give appraisals due to legal and ethical reasons, but they might be a starting point for historical or cultural information about your object and have good appraisal advice:


Books and Magazines

Search for antiques and collectibles in the catalog, or choose a title below. Some require your library card number to view.