Are you interested in learning about the history and value of your property or how to sell at auction? Kimballs offers a complete range of appraisal and auction services designed to assist you in making decisions to fit your needs.

How to Obtain an Appraisal

A written appraisal is a report giving an opinion of the value of an item at a given point in time. All Kimballs appraisals are compliant with the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) and Kimballs charges a fair and competitive fee for written appraisal services. The Kimballs Appraisal Services team will guide you through the entire written appraisal process, providing an efficient and professional experience.

A written appraisal is not necessary if you are interested in selling at auction. Kimballs provides verbal estimates of value, called auction evaluations, free of charge.

Fair Market Value Appraisal

You may need a Fair Market Value Appraisal for estate tax purposes, estate planning, equitable distribution, or tax-deductible donations. A Fair Market Value Appraisal from Kimballs is a USPAP compliant document stating our professional opinion of the value of your property. It will reflect the realistic resale value of the property from a willing seller to a willing buyer when both parties understand the current market.

Replacement Value Appraisal

If you are planning to insure valuable items, you will need a Replacement Value Appraisal. This USPAP compliant document estimates the retail replacement value of your property, meaning the amount it would cost to purchase the same or a similar item in the event of a loss, and also contains a detailed description of each item. The description will be important for identification purposes if your property is lost or damaged, and often includes medium or material, size, country of origin, and artist or maker.

Appraisal Appointments Happen in Person

To provide a written appraisal, an appraiser must view your items in person. Kimballs expert appraisers conduct USPAP compliant appraisal appointments at your location. We will schedule an appraisal appointment at your home. We refer to this as a house call.

To assess the rarest objects or objects of exceptionally high quality, Kimballs appraisers will travel worldwide.

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Trust & Estate Services

Kimballs works in partnership with banks, law firms, estate executors, and other trust and estate settlement professionals to provide auction and appraisal services for single items, collections, or entire households.

Our expert appraisers bring a wealth of knowledge, integrity, and decades of experience with fine tangibles to every appraisal. Kimballs valuations are respected by dealers, collectors, insurance companies, and tax authorities.

Estate Appraisals

Kimballs offers responsive, specialized appraisal services for estate settlement purposes. With concise yet thorough descriptions and low minimum fees, our fully USPAP compliant Estate Appraisals meet all the legal and tax requirements for estate settlement at reasonable cost.

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Auction Evaluations and Consultations

Kimballs expert appraisers provide auction evaluations, or preliminary estimates of what an item or small group of items may bring at auction free of charge. Receiving an auction evaluation puts you under no obligation to consign, but we take it on good faith that you are considering selling your item at auction.

Before arranging an appointment or house call, we ask to see pictures of the items. This ensures that we match you with the appropriate specialist.

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Auction Services for Major Collections

Kimballs has extensive experience handling major collections and commands record-breaking prices in the domestic, specialty, and international marketplaces. We provide thoughtful, targeted marketing including dedicated auctions and full-color, published catalogs. Whether you represent a collector or a large estate, we want to work with you to realize the maximum value for the collection.

World-Class Auctions

Kimballs attracts serious collectors, major dealers, institutional buyers, and retail purchasers worldwide. These bidders compete in a dynamic auction environment featuring in-person and live internet bidding. Kimballs attracts top consignments and commands record-breaking prices in a broad range of specialty collecting areas.

Kimballs is the perfect partner for institutions looking to buy and sell fine objects of value.

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How to Get an Auction Evaluation

With its reputation for integrity and its staff of expert specialists, Kimballs delivers trusted, personal service and internationally competitive prices realized at auction. Our expert appraisers provide auction evaluations — verbal opinions of the value of your property — for free. There is no charge for an auction evaluation and no obligation to consign, but we take it on good faith that you are considering selling your property at auction.

At Kimballs, we offer attentive, personalized service and thoughtful, targeted marketing of your consignments. Our world-competitive prices mean that you can realize maximum value from your consignments. What’s special to you will be equally special to us.

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Museum & Institutional Services

Kimballs brings to market fine art and antiques of museum quality, evaluated and curated by our world-renowned experts. We partner with museums, historical societies, educational and non-profit institutions to assist you in meeting your collecting and organizational goals. Improve the quality and value of your collections with Kimballs’ appraisal, acquisition, and deaccession services.

With expertise in numerous specialty areas, Kimballs provides services for a broad range of material. We understand the goals and concerns of non-profit institutions, and offer favorable pricing structures and terms along with the assurance that your transactions will be handled with discretion. The Kimballs name and reputation will add value to your consignments.

Deaccession Services

Kimballs works directly with museum curators and directors, offering confidential and personal assistance with deaccession and collections management. We take an individual approach to every organization we serve, tailoring our services to meet your needs.

Kimballs accepts single items, groups, or entire collections. Wherever possible, we work proactively with museum staff to reduce consignment costs. We host over 60 auctions and events each year on a rotating schedule, giving you ample time to make important consignment decisions.

Cataloging & Collections Consultation

Each of Kimballs’ expert appraisers has made a name for him or herself in a specialized field.  We’re always happy to provide assistance identifying, cataloging, or researching the rare and valuable in your collection.

Donation Appraisals

Kimballs offers Fair Market Value Appraisals for donation and tax purposes. Kimballs will guide patrons or institutions seeking assistance with charitable donations through the donation appraisal process.

All Kimballs appraisals are compliant with the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP). Kimballs charges a fair and competitive fee for written appraisal services. Auction evaluations are available free of charge.

World-Class Auctions

With the expertise of specialists and the gravitational pull of over 60 auctions and events each year, Kimballs attracts serious collectors, major dealers, institutional buyers, and retail purchasers worldwide. These bidders compete in a dynamic auction environment featuring in-person, phone and absentee bidding alongside live internet bidding. Kimballs attracts top consignments and commands record-breaking prices in a broad range of specialty collecting areas.

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