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  • tribalarts
    For insurance and estate planning purposes it has been suggested that I have a professional appraisal of my collection. While primarily African, I have a
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      For insurance and estate planning purposes it has been suggested that
      I have a professional appraisal of my collection. While primarily
      African, I have a number of Oceanic, Pre-Columbian and Amerind
      artifacts too. I would prefer any comments from the group as to
      suggestions and experiences, good and bad. I suspect it may take one
      or more appraisers, due to the divergence of the collection. I live
      in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. Thank you, Dave
    • Marc Hallet
      Hi Dave, In the last few years, we had a collection of African Art appraised for estate purposes. In our case, it was an extremely laborious project added to
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        Hi Dave, 
         
        In the last few years, we had a collection of African Art appraised for estate purposes.  In our case, it was an extremely laborious project added to many other issues we faced and to the emotional toll of loosing a loved-one.  I highly recommend you have your collection appraised for estate planning purposes as soon as possible.  It will be much easier for you to do it than for the executor of your estate (you want to do it for insurance purposes anyway).  The appraiser can update earlier appraised values as needed during the estate process.
         
        Importantly, I recommend you catalog your collection (including photos, detailed notes and descriptions, location and values) and keep updating it  on a regular basis. The executor and beneficiaries will (or should) really appreciate your effort.
         
        Unfortunately I don't know of any appraisers in your area.  I believe the appraiser we used (on the West Coast) could have appraised pre-Columbian and Oceanic art as well. 
         
        Marc
         
         
         
         
        ----- Original Message -----
        Sent: Sunday, February 03, 2008 11:36 AM
        Subject: [African_Arts] Appraisal

        For insurance and estate planning purposes it has been suggested that
        I have a professional appraisal of my collection. While primarily
        African, I have a number of Oceanic, Pre-Columbian and Amerind
        artifacts too. I would prefer any comments from the group as to
        suggestions and experiences, good and bad. I suspect it may take one
        or more appraisers, due to the divergence of the collection. I live
        in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. Thank you, Dave

      • Lee Rubinstein
        Dave: In addition to appraisal services provided by auction houses*, there are some Appraisers Societies in the US which have search engines on their sites
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          Dave:

          In addition to appraisal services provided by auction houses*, there are some Appraisers Societies in the US which have search engines on their sites that might help you to identify the appropriate appraiser(s).  One is that of the Appraisers Association of America.  (See link for appraiser search.)  Another is that of the American Society of Appraisers (see link for appraiser search.)  A third is hosted by the International Society of Appraisers at http://www.isa-appraisers.org/ISA_form.html. A useful link for searching additional organizations which may help you find the appropriate appraiser(s) can be seen here:  http://art-collecting.com/appraisals.htm.  Here is a link to a more local (in Macon, GA) appraiser that might help you to locate and identify the appropriate and qualified specialist(s) in your geographical area:  http://www.globalartexperts.com/art_appraisals.htm.


          Lee  

          On Feb 3, 2008, at 3:55 PM, Marc Hallet wrote:


          Hi Dave, 
           
          In the last few years, we had a collection of African Art appraised for estate purposes.  In our case, it was an extremely laborious project added to many other issues we faced and to the emotional toll of loosing a loved-one.  I highly recommend you have your collection appraised for estate planning purposes as soon as possible.  It will be much easier for you to do it than for the executor of your estate (you want to do it for insurance purposes anyway).  The appraiser can update earlier appraised values as needed during the estate process.
           
          Importantly, I recommend you catalog your collection (including photos, detailed notes and descriptions, location and values) and keep updating it  on a regular basis. The executor and beneficiaries will (or should) really appreciate your effort.
           
          Unfortunately I don't know of any appraisers in your area.  I believe the appraiser we used (on the West Coast) could have appraised pre-Columbian and Oceanic art as well. 
           
          Marc
           
           
           
           
          ----- Original Message -----
          From: tribalarts
          Sent: Sunday, February 03, 2008 11:36 AM
          Subject: [African_Arts] Appraisal

          For insurance and estate planning purposes it has been suggested that
          I have a professional appraisal of my collection. While primarily
          African, I have a number of Oceanic, Pre-Columbian and Amerind
          artifacts too. I would prefer any comments from the group as to
          suggestions and experiences, good and bad. I suspect it may take one
          or more appraisers, due to the divergence of the collection. I live
          in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. Thank you, Dave






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        • wrecker104
          ... I appraise objects from all these areas and have been in the business for over 3 decades. You can see additional information at this
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            --- In African_Arts@yahoogroups.com, "tribalarts" <tribal-arts@...>
            wrote:
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            > For insurance and estate planning purposes it has been suggested that
            > I have a professional appraisal of my collection. While primarily
            > African, I have a number of Oceanic, Pre-Columbian and Amerind
            > artifacts too. I would prefer any comments from the group as to
            > suggestions and experiences, good and bad. I suspect it may take one
            > or more appraisers, due to the divergence of the collection. I live
            > in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. Thank you, Dave
            >

            I appraise objects from all these areas and have been in the business
            for over 3 decades. You can see additional information at this
            link:http://www.arttrak.com/baacs/index.htm

            John Buxton
            www.arttrak.com
            jbuxton@...
            972-239-4620
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