If you want an
appraisal: Ensure you get a thorough and
complete appraisal consultation by including the
following information either by
email, which is preferred, or
1. Required Deposit For All
Appraisals: A deposit of $30 is required for
all Appraisal services. This deposit is a
non-refundable fee which covers initial research
and consultation time including a phone
consultation to answer questions you have and
give you a verbal opinion regarding your
situation. The deposit must be received before
any consultations will be given. If an appraisal
is purchased, this deposit will be applied
toward the total cost of the appraisal. You can pay by check, money order, credit and debit cards, and PayPal account. To pay with cards or PayPal accounts, use PayPal by going
2. Photographs: Clear
photographs of at least the back and front of
items are needed. In pictures, use a ruler or yard stick beside pieces so there is some reference for size and scale while making sure pieces remain clearly visible in photos. These are extremely important for the initial consultation because they enable us to understand the scope of the appraisal job and will help us focus in on anything that may need clarification.
3. Information: Include
measurements for items in pictures. Any
background information you can share is helpful.
When using PayPal to pay deposit, send a copy of
the receipt or include name used for payment,
payment date, and payment transaction number. If
you are sending some information by email and
some by regular mail, clarify in all
correspondence what is sent by email and what is
sent by post.
Basic Appraisal Fees
$85.00 per artifact. Additional shipping and insurance costs may apply. Two sets of clear, precise photographs are required for this appraisal. One set is for your appraisal hard copy and one for our appraisal hard copy that we keep on file. Digital pictures are useable if they are clear and high enough resolution. When additional photographs are required, you'll be notified during your consultations what is needed. If Jordan's Antiques and Appraisals must process any photographs or if a personal examination of items are required to ensure an accurate appraisal, extra fees may apply.
Comprehensive Appraisal Fees
$150 per hour. Additional travel, shipping, and insurance fees may apply and will be determined on an individual basis. Even though personal examination is required for this appraisal, please send photographs and information in your initial appraisal request as explained above. It will help us determine the most cost effective ways items can be personally examined. Arrangements to provide a Comprehensive Appraisal and payment terms will be discussed during consultations. Since a personal examination is already part of this appraisal service, any photographs processed by Jordan's Antiques and Appraisals will be at no additional charge.