Why Adams Appraisal?

Your insurance requires a Certified Professional Appraisal, which galleries and retailers do not generally provide. All our appraisals are Certified according to the Federal standard, USPAP. (Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice)

We are Qualified to make appraisals for Federal Tax purposes based on our experience and professional training.

The owner, and lead appraiser Kurt Soucek is an Accredited member of the International Society of Appraisers (ISA, AM). The largest professional organization of personal property appraisers.  This sets us apart from local dealers and collectors who are not qualified professionals. Education and experience demonstrating the identification and valuation of personal property are requirements for membership as is ongoing education and regular requalification.

As professional appraisers we are an “uninterested party” and work to avoid bias. We arrive at an independent numerical conclusion based on knowledge, thorough research, and experience. We consider evidence and information but will not be influenced or advocate a position.

We protect the confidential nature of the appraiser-client relationship. All our engagements are subject to a confidentiality agreement.

We will not offer to purchase items we have appraised. We may sell items on consignment, and have a network of collectors, direct or auction sales venues, and dealers.