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.

What we appraise:

  • Collectibles
  • Fine Art
  • Decorative art
  • House hold goods
  • Personal property of all types 
  • Damaged, lost, or vandalized items
  • Antiques
  • Furniture
  • Firearms
  • Jewelry
  • Vehicles
  • Glass

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

Catherine has given expert witness testimony as an appraiser and appraised for museums.  She has also provided valuations to the Tucson Police Department for seized goods subject to forfeiture.  She keeps current about the state of the art of art appraisals by attending continuing education courses.  She enjoyed a Chinese connoisseur-ship course at Christie’s in London.  Most recently, she provided valuations for the art collection of the Noble Foundation in Oklahoma and the estate of an Idaho archaeology professor with an important native American collection.

Catherine takes time out from a miniature train appraisal to ride the rails at the Gadsden-Pacific Toy Train Museum.
Catherine with a bear of an appraisal

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.