As Accredited Members of the International Society of Appraisers, we complete Appraisals of Fine Art, Sports Cards, Memorabilia, Coins, and Collectibles according to the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP). This approach and format is required by Insurance Companies, Charitable Organizations, Estate Trustees, the Tax Authorities, etc.,
We deal with a wide variety of clients, from individuals to Museums. We are the lowest cost Accredited Appraisers in the Country.
We complete Appraisals for clients throughout the world. We don't necessarily need to see your personal property personally. Often Appraisals can be done from quality photos of the items.
Our Process is simple:
1. Tell us what you have to appraise and what you want to do (sell, insure, estate, divorce, donate, etc., )
2. We review what you have and tell you whether the items are worth appraising and the cost of doing the appraisal. Our initial consulations are no charge.
3. You decide whether or not to proceed.
There are two key aspects to doing an Appraisal professionally. First, it is to determine the correct market for your personal property item and Second, is to write up the report according to USPAP Standards. To write up an Appraisal Report according to the Uniform Standards of Professional Apprasial Practice is a key factor that separates the Wellington Gallery from others who simply "value" an item , like an auction house or simple on-line service.
When you seek an appraiser for your special items, ask if the appraiser is an active dealer in the items to ensure that the appraiser understands the for your collection.
For example, the best market for several top Canadian Artists is not even in Canada, even though they are Canadian Artists!
Professional Appraisers follow the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP). It is important when getting your artwork appraised that you obtain an appraiser who is qualified to do appraisals and is current and knowledgeable with USPAP, the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice.
The Wellington Gallery is also a valuable resource in terms of Artwork and Appraisal Consulting. Our experience in the Art and Collectibles world has been developed through education, direct connections and working relationships with top artists , collectors and dealers world wide and with decades of purchasing and selling both art work and collectibles.