Auctions, Estate Sales and Design Services Conducted in a Professional Manner
Our appraisers can offer you an opinion of value for any of your items. This is not an appraisal and can not be used for insurance purposes or IRS purposes. This is just an opinion and does not guarantee that your item would sell for the price quoted. If we are not able to offer you an opinion of value we will refund your money. Please include a phone number you can be reached at if we have any questions. For customers in our local area we offer free opinions of value if you bring your item into our offices on the days listed on our calendar. For others the cost is $35 , pay using the paypal button to the right and then email your photos and information requested below to: value@newenglandauctioncompany . You will receive your response by email in 7 to 10 working days.
In order to receive a brief written opinion we need you to email to us the following information:
Photographs Photographs are of vital importance in identifying and an valuing objects. In addition to overall views, take close-ups of inscriptions, markings, and any damage or repairs. If possible, include a scale or object of known size in the image.
Written Answers to the Following Questions:
Questions to Answer Type of Object What kind of object is it (e.g., painting, sculpture, clock, mask)?
Materials & Techniques What materials is the object made of (e.g., brass, wood, oil on canvas)? How was it made (e.g., carved, cast, etched-if you know)?
Measurements What is the size and/or weight of the object? Specify which unit of measurement is being used (e.g., cm., in.) and to which dimension the measurement refers (e.g., height, width, depth).
Inscriptions & Markings Are there any identifying markings, numbers, or inscriptions on the object (e.g., a signature, dedication, title, maker?'s mark, purity marks, property marks)?
Distinguishing Features Does the object have any physical characteristics that could help to identify it (e.g., damage, repairs, manufacturing defects)?
Title Does the object have a title by which it is known and might be identified (e.g., The Gathering)?
Subject What is pictured or represented (e.g., landscape, battle, woman holding child)?
Date or Period When was the object made (your best guess)?
Maker Do you know who made the object? Write a Short Description This can also include any additional information which helps to identify the object (e.g., color and shape of the object, where it was made). And lastly we need to know the history of the object! Tell us everything you know about this object! When, where and how did you acquire this object?
New England Auction Company & The Appraisal Group Inc. 31 Joes Hill Rd. Danbury, CT 06811 203-470-4405