APPRAISALWhat is it and what is it worth?
Perhaps we can help answer those questions. We offer various levels of appraisal to suit your specific needs. A free preliminary discussion by phone, in person at our gallery, or from your map list will usually establish whether or not a more detailed appraisal is appropriate. An important first step is to determine the authenticity of the map; this can be done only after we have seen the map. The detailed written appraisal would be structured to suit your specific purpose, for example: eventual sale, inheritance taxes, insurance or donation to a tax-exempt entity. An appraisal results in the establishment of a dollar value for your map. We follow the specific guidance from the IRS for the written appraisal when income tax benefits are involved.