Howard and Thomas produces reliable professional appraisals that meet the requirements of the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) set by the Appraisal Foundation. Fees are based solely on the hours expended. Fees are never contingent on the purpose of the appraisal or the values determined.

Howard and Thomas performs Replacement Value and Fair Market Value appraisals for the following purposes:

  • Insurance purposes

  • Estate tax purposes

  • Pre-estate planning

  • Equitable distribution

  • Tax-deductible donations


Howard and Thomas is experienced in preparing appraisals on the following types of personal property:

  • Antiques

  • Decorative arts

  • Fine Art

  • Silver

  • Sports Memorabilia

  • Wine and Spirits

  • Residential furnishings


Please contact us for an initial consultation and fee schedule.


Consulting Services

Collection Management:

Howard and Thomas also offers clients consultation services for estates or collections that don’t require a formal appraisal. Often clients hire us to do a walk- through which helps with both family division of property and gives the client a sense of the current market value of the estate or collection. If the intent is to sell the items, we do not charge for this service.


Acquisitions and Private Treaty Sales:

Howard and Thomas routinely consults with clients to acquire objects to add to their collections that are not necessarily available in our auctions. We maintain a wide array of professional relationships to help clients find works on the retail, secondary and private markets.


Please contact us more information.