Appraisals

Simpson Galleries has the in-house expertise to produce the highest quality appraisals of a single painting to a large estate collection. All appraisals exceed the requirements set forth by appraisal societies, insurance companies and the IRS.


Our decades of experience in the auction market provides for the most accurate and informed valuations.
We offer verbal or written appraisals for:
  • Estate Tax
  • Gift Tax
  • Charitable Donations
  • Insurance/Replacement Value
  • Fair Market Value for Financial Planning Purposes
  • Collection evaluations for sale
  • Damage and Loss
  • Equitable Distribution
  • General assessments of value

All of our appraisals follow the guidelines as set forth by the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) as established by the Congressionally created Appraisal Foundation to maintain the public trust and ensure that appraisals are independent, consistent, and objective.

Appraisal Fees

Our appraisal fees are very competitive with industry standards and based on an hourly rate, not including travel expenses. Verbal appraisals and valuation consultations will be charged on a case-by-case basis. For larger appraisals, an overall adjusted hourly rate or total cost will be determined project. The scope of work for each appraisal includes the time to examine the property, inventorying and photography, market research and preparation of the final appraisal report. No fees are ever related to the value of the property being appraised nor based upon a percentage of the appraised values.


For a Free Auction Estimate Evaluation - please submit your item through this form.

The Most Authoritative Appraisals

Our appraisals come with compliance to the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP), the extensive expertise of our appraisers and guaranteed acceptance by all intended users of the appraisal. You can rely on our valuations as they are backed by years of experience in the auction market.

Simpson Galleries Director Mark Prendergast discusses the types of appraisals offered by Simpson Galleries.
Mark Prendergast discusses the differences between auction estimates and appraisal valuations.

Please contact us at 713-524-6751 or info@simpsongalleries.com.