Appraisals and Sale Assistance
years of philatelic experience, there is very little we
havenít either seen or personally handled in our careers. (link to
bios) In addition, we directly work and converse with active
collectors, experienced professionals and respected experts each and
every day. This qualifies us to examine and provide accurate
appraisals of the current market value of a philatelic property.
Our fee for appraisals
is $100 per hour plus travel time and expenses. If we are
contracted to broker the sale then this fee is waived.
You have invested many
years and great resources in lovingly forming your collection.
In doing so, you have acquired significant knowledge, and you are to
be commended for it. But while you are now an expert at buying, you
may be less experienced at selling, and you may not know some of the
things that experienced professionals do. For example, if you opt
for auction, how can you negotiate a more favorable commission? Are
there collectors who would be interested in purchasing your
collection intact, allowing it to be preserved and for you to be
paid now rather than having to wait for an auction to transpire? Are
there auction houses that you donít know that will achieve a better
price than the ones you do know?
We have placed
collections in various places and with various auction houses all
over the world that the sellers, some who formed the
collection and some who inherited the collection from a relative or
neighbor, did not know were available to them.
References from satisfied individuals who have
received appraisals and assistance
with the sale of their philatelic property are available upon
request. We encourage you
to ask for them.