I can look at it and immediately know what it is and what the value might be. You can bring it to my home office, send it as a photo in a text, or I can come to you with a modest travel fee.
I need to do a little more research - consult art auction databases and research the artist, follow leads to other sites that would help determine value. This is roughly a half-hour consultation at my home office. I can come to you as well for an additional travel fee.
For Insurance, Charitable Contributions
& Estate Settlement
An Appraisal Report, written in compliance with the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice. USPAP was adopted by Congress in 1989 and contains standards for all types of appraisal services, including real estate, personal property, and business. For insurance purposes, you’re going to need to ask your insurance company what their cut-off is for individual artworks. For the US Government if the artwork is worth over $5000. you will need an official Appraisal Report.