An Appraisal is an Important Investment
When you need an antique clock appraisal, it's well worth your while to search for an appraiser who comes with references and experience. For expensive as they are, appraisals can be the best investment you make when it comes to an antique clock.
Insurance and Auction Assessments
Appraisals determine the monetary value of an item at a certain time (personal value may be priceless, but that does not impress the IRS). Since there are different variables, there are different kinds of appraisals and costs may vary widely.
For appraisals we offer two valuations: one for insurance and one for probate. The insurance valuation covers how much it would cost to replace if you bought it, guaranteed, from a reputable antique or clock dealer. The probate covers what you might get if you sold it at an auction. The two can vary wildly, and could have a difference of up to $2,200.
Appraisal Pricing Expectations
When you commission an appraisal, you are paying for the appraiser's knowledge, experience at the going rate. Appraisals are not cheap, and you cannot get a good appraisal for free. The Clock Gallery charges $275.00 (per clock) for a full antique appraisal that will stand up to the IRS or in court.