Appraisals

We provide complete services for families, trust departments, attorneys, financial planners, businesses, churches, and individuals. We work with you at an hourly rate to choose the proper type of valuation for your assignment.  You can be confident in the value set for your possessions because the approach and the methodology for all written appraisals are consistent and done in compliance with the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP). Any authorities consulted are acknowledged in the appraisal document to comply with the standard of due diligence. Catherine has given expert witness testimony as an appraiser and appraised for museums. Most recently, she has provided valuations to the Tucson Police Department for seized goods subject to forfeiture.

What we appraise:

  • Personal property, all types:  furniture, firearms, house hold goods, jewelry, vehicles, decorative art, and glass
  • Fine Art
  • Antiques & collectibles
  • Damaged, lost, or vandalized items

Appraisals done for:

  • Insurance purposes
  • Fair market valuations
  • Damage and loss
  • Divorce
  • Bankruptcy
  • Estate planning
  • Charitable donations
  • Taxable estates
  • Salvage and forced liquidations
  • Expert appraisal testimony

Our approach, scholarship, and research are consistent in all appraisal assignments. Whether we are appraising seven-figure works of fine art, a World Series Championship ring, or a grizzly bear rug with two toes chewed off by the family dog, Catherine’s Estates can handle your appraisal needs.

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Catherine with a bear of an appraisal