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ART WORTH?

SELL YOUR ART WITH ICON FINE ARTS

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Icon Fine Arts is happy to provide a complimentary assessment of your art or collectible item. 

Are you looking to sell?  We can assist you in the process of selling your item for you.  

Why do I need an appraisal?

Insurance companies frequently require appraisals to insure valuable objects. An outside expert’s opinion has much weight when claims of damage or loss are made. When donating artwork, appraisals are necessary for the purpose of accurate tax deductions and evidence in the event of an audit. Many nonprofits that accept art donations also require an appraisal for their own records. You may also need an appraisal to know how much you should receive in the resale of a work of art, and can be used to your advantage in consignment negotiations. Lawyers may also request appraisals in division of property cases, as might the IRS in estate tax purposes.

What are the different types of appraisals?

Fine art appraisals can be performed for various purposes depending on what your future plans are for the object(s).

1. BASIC $50

The first type is a basic assessment that consist of an email assessment and appraisal with a brief history of the item when possible. This assessment cost $50 dollars and is suitable for most items.

 

2. SIGNED & SEALED WRITTEN APPRAISAL $100

The second type is a signed and sealed written appraisal that includes all relevant information that is suitable for any of a variety of purposes that require physical documentation.  This type

of appraisal would be suitable for insurance & estate purposes. This type of assessment is

$100 dollars.

 

3. EXTENSIVE WRITTEN APPRAISAL starts at $250

The final type is an extensive written assessment and appraisal with reference and documentation.  This appraisal is suitable to determine resale value, which is defined as the

“fair market value for purposes of resale.”  This evaluation finds what the wholesale value of the artwork. Essentially, this is what you might expect to sell the piece for.  However, this does not guarantee that the piece will sell for that much in any given period of time, nor that the piece will be saleable at all.  This type of evaluation starts at $250 dollars.   

 

If you are interested or have any questions about the type of appraisal that you need, please send photos of your items front and back as well as any signatures and emboss marks. Please include the dimensions and any relevant paperwork.  Please let me know the type of appraisal you would like.  I will send you an invoice, after it is paid, I will complete most simple appraisals in a few hours, larger scale assessments will be mailed with in a few days.  

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