Having your item(s) appraised involves deep research seeking factors such as the artist or maker, time period, country of origin, materials, condition as well as authenticity, and provenance or documented ownership history. In addition, your appraisal will be your certificate of authenticity (COA) necessary for tax and litigation purposes, selling and/or inheritance. You will receive your COA via email and hard copy via postal service.
Appraisals may be conducted in person (702), as well as virtual (worldwide) for your safety and convenience.
To begin, simply email a photo or two of your item and a brief description, and I will be in touch with you requesting an answer of several questions. If your item(s) is out of my forte, I will let you know immediately. (There are some items I do not appraise).
Pricing is one flat rate. There is no retainer fee, hourly cost, add-ons, no a la carte, etcetera.
I look forward to working with you!
You may email me at RobinRankow@gmail.com
My certifications are that of USPAP, AIA, CAF, PACC, and a graduate from the acclaimed Asheford Institute of Antiques. In addition, an advanced degree in Cultural Anthropology. I have studied vintage and antiques for years, curating and appraising, 2nd generation.
My emphasis remains in The Beat Generation, early American, folk-art and typewriters. Americana ~ history, traditions, folklore, artifacts and culture of America. I also embrace varied pop culture and music as my personal passion.