Do you need to know the real value of an oil painting, watercolor, bronze or marble sculpture,
drawing, limited edition print or other work of art?
In order to realize the full, honest and accurate value of your work of art, always rely on a trained and tested
professional appraiser who is an expert in researching and valuing fine art.
Beware of "free art appraisals" or individuals that claim expertise in all areas of art, antiques and collectibles. Art
appraisal services and the type of documents that they generate can vary greatly in their monetary accuracy,
quality of research, formal content, extent of documentation and price.
Unfortunately there are a great many individuals who claim to be qualified fine art appraisers who have no fine
art degrees or formal academic art training. Please be sure to check the credentials of anyone who you are
trusting to conduct an appraisal of your valuable fine art items.
PLEASE NOTE: At Art Services 2000 Ltd. fine art is our "only" business. We stand behind all of our appraisal
report documents and when called upon to do so we are fully prepared to testify as expert witnesses as required
by courts of law.
We serve private clients, collectors, art organizations, institutions and government agencies throughout
the State of Florida, the entire United States and worldwide. We are available to travel nationwide and
internationally on short notice to inspect collections and conduct appraisal and consulting services..
THE APPRAISER'S CREDENTIALS:
When searching for a professionally qualified art appraiser look for those individuals who are fully certified by
USPAP ( Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice) and are current fully accredited
members in good standing of one of the three "recognized" professional appraisal organizations below:
The International Society of Appraisers ( ISA )
The American Society of Appraisers ( ASA )
The Appraisers Association of America ( AAA )
All of their Accredited Members are trained and tested and must adhere to their organization's professional Code
of Ethics. Accredited Members must test and re-qualify on a regular basis and pursue ongoing professional
continuing education in their specialty field.
THREE TYPES OF APPRAISALS ARE:
INSURANCE REPLACEMENT VALUE APPRAISALS in case of loss or damage.
FAIR MARKET VALUE APPRAISALS for estate settlements, trust planning, equitable distribution of assets,
divorce and to meet IRS guidelines for tax deductible ( IRS form 8283 ) charitable donations.
MARKET VALUE APPRAISALS for liquidation, collateral evaluation and the sale of works of art.
We can meet your specific legal requirements and can provide Expert Witness testimony and depositions for all
of our appraisal report documents.
Our Director, Mark Alexander, ISA, AM, is a fully Accredited Member of The International Society of
Appraisers. ( ISA Membership # 10995262 )
THE INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY OF APPRAISERS
The ISA specializes in the appraisal of Personal Property and is recognized by both The Appraisal Foundation
and The North American Conference of Appraisal Organizations.
THE DEFINITION OF AN APPRAISAL:
THE NORTH AMERICAN CONFERENCE OF APPRAISAL ORGANIZATIONS defines an appraisal as:
"A written statement, independently and impartially prepared by a qualified appraiser, setting forth an
opinion of defined value of an adequately described property, as of a specific date, supported by the
presentation and analysis of relevant market information."
All of our fine art appraisal report documents are written in accordance to The Uniform Standards of
Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP), guidelines established by The Appraisal Foundation Washington,
D.C. and The Report Writing Standard of The International Society of Appraisers and The International
Society of Appraisers Code of Ethics.
PLEASE NOTE: All of our appraisal reports adhere to the internationally accepted J. Paul Getty Trust Object
ID Guidelines for the description and photographic documentation of art objects as recognized by UNESCO,
INTERPOL, the FBI, ICOM and Scotland Yard, and many other international cultural and law enforcement
PLEASE NOTE: Appraisal fees are not based on commissions or percentages of items valued, the
intended use of the appraisal or the financial outcome from its use.
Beware of any appraiser who offers to buy your artworks or any appraisal based on percentages of the
Once again, make sure to closely examine the professional credentials and fine art degrees and academic training
of any appraiser before retaining their services.
To arrange for a confidential evaluation or to discuss your appraisal needs, please email us at
firstname.lastname@example.org, or call us at 386.742.6786
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Insurance Replacement Value
Fair Market Value for
Divorce, Wills, Trusts, Estates,
IRS Charitable Donation