What To Expect

Patricia H. Atwood ASA, principal of Timely Antique Appraisals LLC, says that the goal of a personal property appraisal is to help people document the value of objects. An independent appraiser does this to help with estate planning, tax filing, insurance coverage and claim resolution or equitable division of property.

Patricia H. Atwood, ASA

Services

Qualified, written appraisal reports that comply with the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) and with the Principles of Appraisal Practice and Code of Ethics of the American Society of Appraisers. Clients include individuals, trustees, executors, and museums. New Hampshire and New England personal property appraisals. In addition, nationwide consulting assistance for personal property appraisers.

Expertise

Personal property appraiser with experience appraising for estate planning, equitable division of property, charitable contributions, insurance coverage and claims of loss. Expertise in valuing unusual speciality collections, antiques and design, furniture, decorative arts, household contents, and clocks.

Ethics and Confidentiality

My business is helping people document the value of objects by offering confidential, unbiased, independent written appraisal reports. In keeping with strict ethical guidelines about conflict of interest, I am not a dealer or auctioneer and do not buy or sell. I also do not accept “finder’s fees” from auction houses.