Services and Fees

Peenstra Antiques Appraisals offers appraisal services for single pieces or entire estates for insurance, tax or estate purposes. We can appraise all items in your collection or household, including contemporary works and home furnishings. After more than 20 years, we offer a broad spectrum of knowledge and experience with almost all types of antiques and artworks.

Consultation for the sale of your antiques, fine art and jewelry.

Consultation for the acquisition of antiques, fine art and jewelry.

Peenstra Antiques Appraisals specializes in almost all categories of fine art, antiques and jewelry including: silver, glass, paintings, sculpture, jewelry collectibles, coins, stamps, clocks, books, documents, porcelain, ceramics, pottery, furniture, lamps, comic books, toys, music boxes, flatware services, musical instruments, medical antiques, scientific antiques, walking sticks, globes, glass and much more.

FREE Consultation:
If you would like to discuss your appraisal, acquisition or disbursement needs, we invite you to call us at 410-280-2262.

If you have a single item you wish to have appraised, please fill out the online appraisal form and we will contact you regarding your request.

The Appraisal Process:

Free consultation: When you contact Peenstra Antiques Appraisals by phone or by using the online appraisal form, we will evaluate your piece and advise on the best way to proceed. We can discuss the purpose of the evaluation and whether you require a written or verbal appraisal. If you decide to proceed, we will send you an invoice with the cost of the appraisal, which you can pay via our convenient online process.

Research & Valuation: Once we have your permission to proceed and we have received your payment, we will begin the research process based on the materials you have provided us. Using our extensive library and industry contacts we will assess the value of your antique, jewelry or artwork.

Documentation/Reporting: If you have elected to receive a verbal evaluation we will contact you with the information on your item. If you elected to receive a written valuation, you will receive a report detailing our findings along with a fair market value for your piece/pieces. The amount of time required to complete the valuation will, of course, depend on the item you have submitted and the nature of the appraisal.

If you have several pieces you would like to have evaluated, please call 410-280-2262 to discuss your project.

Fees

Free Consultations are available prior to engaging any services.

Minimum appraisal fee is $25.00

Because every situation is different, appraisal fees will vary. The appraisal fee is determined by the amount of time spent during the examination and assessment of your antique, jewelry or artwork and whether you are looking for a verbal or written appraisal.

When you have submitted your request for an appraisal you will receive an invoice for the cost of the appraisal. If you agree to the price, you simply pay for the service with your credit card.

Fees for the appraisal of large collections or estates will be determined during the initial free consultation.

Consultation fees for the sale or acquisition of property will be determined on a case by case basis during the initial free consultation.

Refund Policy

All of our appraisals are provided as a service. Our fees are based on the time required to research and prepare your appraisal. For that reason, once the appraisal process has been started, there are no refunds. If, for some reason, you wish to stop the appraisal process before any research or time has been spent on your appraisal, please contact Todd Peenstra at 410-280-2262 or 202-557-5500 as soon as possible.

Privacy Policy

At Peenstra Antiques Appraisals we know how valuable your privacy is. We have created this privacy statement to assure you of our commitment to privacy.

Any information we gather on this website is strictly for our use and is not shared with any other entity, public or private, for any reason. We will not sell or give away any of your information. Any information you provide is strictly confidential.

When you visit PeenstraAppraisals.com, our servers track IP addresses and referring pages to help with site maintenance and improvements. This is a common practice among most websites. This data is viewed only as anonymous statistics to show us our website’s busiest times of the day, pages with errors and how effective our marketing efforts have been. This information is not used for any other purpose.

With the exception of credit card information, we store the information you provide to us from your appraisal request and contact information to allow us to track your appraisals or any communications we may have, and to provide you with better customer service.

If you wish to correct, update or remove any information about you that may be in our records, please send us an email at tpeenstra@gmail.com with the details of your request and we will be happy to accommodate. If you have any questions about this privacy policy, please feel free to contact us at 410-280-2262 or 202-557-5500.