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.  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 last summer.  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.

What we appraise:

  • Antiques & collectibles
  • Furniture
  • Firearms
  • Jewelry
  • Vehicles
  • Glass
  • Fine Art
  • Decorative art
  • House hold goods
  • Personal property of all types 
  • 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
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“Catherine makes it quite clear that she comes a vast background of training and art expertise. She put a great deal of effort into researching all that there was to know about my family’s prized possessions. The next time I’m in need of an art appraiser, or need to hold an estate sale, I’ll definitely be using her services again!” —Lauren G.

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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