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Pick the appraisal service that fits your needs.

Watch video of Dr. Lori explaining what items she appraises.

Have one or a few items?

Get an Online Appraisal

What you get:
Appraisal report in writing from Ph.D. Antiques Appraiser Dr. Lori. Includes: value of item based on what people are really paying, expert identification of your item, actual sales record and actual place where similar items sold. Watch video showing example of Online Appraisal report.

Used for:
Determining what you have. Getting appraisal in writing. Helping you sell your item. Ending hours of your failed research about an item. Getting an honest and unbiased appraisal.

How to:
You tell us about your item and submit three photos (front, back, marking). Cell phone photos are acceptable. Fee: $59 for each Online Appraisal report provided per item. All appraisals performed by Ph.D. Antiques Appraiser Dr. Lori and not by an unknown group of so-called experts.

Submit Online Appraisal

Bring to a Dr. Lori event

What you get:
A verbal value based on what people are really paying for an item like yours, an expert identification of your item from Ph.D. Antiques Appraiser Dr. Lori, a fun event learning about items and their values that you and others bring to the event.

Used for:
Finding out what you have. Finding out what it's really worth to end your curiosity and research. Providing a starting point to sell your item.

How to:
Bring your item (or photos of larger items) to one of Dr. Lori's 150 events held every year. View current list of events. Many events offer free appraisals with admission. Most events do NOT require registration. Admission averages $5-$10 per person. Additional verbal appraisals can be purchased for $25/item. Check event details for each event.

View Event Schedule

Video Call

What you get:
Using your smartphone or computer (view details), schedule a live, interactive video call directly with Ph.D. Antiques Appraiser Dr. Lori to show her your items and to get an expert identification and value. Values provided will be what other people actually paid for items like yours.

Used for:
You have a few items you want appraised. You don't need it in writing. You don't want to bring the items to an event.

How to:
Contact us to set up an appointment time. Fee: $250 per half hour of appraisals, identifications, and personal consultation with Dr. Lori.

Schedule Video Call

Have a house full of items?

In-Home Visit

What you get:
Ph.D. Antiques Appraiser Dr. Lori visits with you in your home or where the items are located. Verbal appraisals and identifications are provided. Values provided are what people actually pay for items like yours. Personal consultation and questions are answered about how to sell, get rid of, store, protect and move items. Dr. Lori will explain how the antiques and collectibles markets really work. Watch video showing an example of a visit with Dr. Lori.

Used for:
Finding out values, downsizing, settling estates, divorces, preparing to sell items, deciding what items to insure, having family present to decide who gets what.

How to:
Contact us to schedule an appointment. Most visits only take 1 hour since Dr. Lori can review a lot of items in that amount of time. Fee: $500 for the hour. Travel costs are free if you work with Dr. Lori's travel schedule when she is in your area.

Schedule In-Home Visit

Priority Ask Dr. Lori

What you get:
Unlimited appraisals from photos by email and personal consultation directly from Ph.D. Antiques Appraiser Dr. Lori during your subscription period. Dr. Lori answers your specific questions about your items, provides values based on what people really pay, and discusses the sales markets. Watch a video of Dr. Lori explaining Priority Ask Dr. Lori.

Used for:
Downsizing, settling estates, preparing to sell items, deciding what items to insure, deciding who gets what.

How to:
Subscribe now and start sending your photos for review. Fee: One month subscription is $249. Six month subscription is $499. Both include personal online consultation directly with Ph.D. Antiques Appraiser Dr. Lori.

Subscribe Priority Ask Dr. Lori

Video Call

What you get:
Using your smartphone or computer (view details), schedule a live, interactive video call directly with Ph.D. Antiques Appraiser Dr. Lori to show her your items and to get her expert identifications and values. Values provided are what people really pay for items like yours.

Used for:
Downsizing, settling estates, preparing to sell items, deciding what items to insure, deciding who gets what. A starting point before considering an In-Home Visit. You need Dr. Lori's expertise right now.

How to:
Contact us to set up an appointment time. Fee: $250 per half hour of appraisals, identifications, and personal consultation with Dr. Lori.

Schedule Video Call

Need it in writing?

Get an Online Appraisal

What you get:
Appraisal report in writing from Ph.D. Antiques Appraiser Dr. Lori. Includes: value of item based on what people are really paying, expert identification of your item, actual sales record and actual place where similar items sold. Watch video showing example of Online Appraisal report.

Used for:
Getting appraisal in writing. Determining what you have. Helping you sell your item. Ending hours of your failed research about an item. Getting an honest and unbiased appraisal.

How to:
You tell us about your item and submit three photos (front, back, marking). Cell phone photos are acceptable. Fee: $59 for each Online Appraisal report provided per item. All appraisals performed by Ph.D. Antiques Appraiser Dr. Lori and not by an unknown group of so-called experts.

Submit Online Appraisal

Get Insurance Appraisal

What you get:
A formal written insurance appraisal report prepared by Ph.D. Antiques Appraiser Dr. Lori that is required to obtain insurance coverage through your insurance company for items.

Used for:
To properly insure your valuable possessions through your insurance company.

How to:
Contact us to provide details about the item(s). Ph.D. Antiques Appraiser Dr. Lori may need to see the item(s) in person or from photos in order to provide an estimate for the research required to prepare the report to standard. Fee: Costs are provided before research begins and is based on type and number of items included in the formal written insurance appraisal report. Costs are firm once an agreement is signed.

Contact for Costs

Want to sell an item?

Get an Online Appraisal

What you get:
Appraisal report in writing from Ph.D. Antiques Appraiser Dr. Lori. Includes: value of item based on what people are really paying, expert identification of your item, actual sales record and actual place where similar items sold. Watch video showing example of Online Appraisal report.

Used for:
Getting appraisal in writing to help you sell your item. Determining what you have so you don't lose money when selling. Ending hours of your failed research about an item. Getting an honest and unbiased appraisal.

How to:
You tell us about your item and submit three photos (front, back, marking). Cell phone photos are acceptable. Fee: $59 for each Online Appraisal report provided per item. All appraisals performed by Ph.D. Antiques Appraiser Dr. Lori and not by an unknown group of so-called experts.

Submit Online Appraisal

Bring to a Dr. Lori event

What you get:
A verbal appraised value based on what people really pay for an item like yours and an expert identification of your item from Ph.D. Antiques Appraiser Dr. Lori. Dr. Lori provides her unbiased expertise about the current antiques and collectibles markets. Plus, a fun event learning about items and their values that you and others bring to the event.

Used for:
Finding out what you have. Finding out what people are really paying for your item so you don't sell it too cheaply and lose money.

How to:
Bring your item (or photos of larger items) to one of Dr. Lori's 150 events held every year. View current list of events. Many events offer free appraisals with admission. Most events do NOT require registration. Admission averages $5-$10 per person. Additional verbal appraisals can be purchased for $25/item. Check event details for each event.

View Event Schedule

Want to sell a house full of items?

In-Home Visit

What you get:
Ph.D. Antiques Appraiser Dr. Lori visits with you in your home or where the items are located. Verbal appraisals and expert identifications are provided. Values provided are what people actually pay. Personal consultation and questions are answered about how to sell, get rid of, store and move items. Dr. Lori will explain how the antiques and collectibles markets really work. Watch video showing an example of a visit with Dr. Lori.

Used for:
Preparing to sell items, downsizing, settling estates, divorces, deciding what items to insure, having family present to decide who gets what and what can be sold.

How to:
Contact us to schedule an appointment. Most visits only take 1 hour since Dr. Lori can review a lot of items in that amount of time. Fee: $500 for the hour. Travel costs are free if you work with Dr. Lori's travel schedule when she is in your area.

Schedule In-Home Visit

Priority Ask Dr. Lori

What you get:
Unlimited appraisals from photos by email and personal consultation directly from Ph.D. Antiques Appraiser Dr. Lori during your subscription period. Dr. Lori answers your specific questions about your items, provides values based on what people really pay, and discusses the sales markets. Watch a video of Dr. Lori explaining Priority Ask Dr. Lori.

Used for:
Preparing to sell items, downsizing, settling estates, deciding what can be sold and for how much.

How to get:
Subscribe now and start sending your photos for review. Fee: One month subscription is $249. Six month subscription is $499. Both include personal online consultation directly with Ph.D. Antiques Appraiser Dr. Lori.

Subscribe Priority Ask Dr. Lori

Video Call

What you get:
Using your smartphone or computer (view details), schedule a live, interactive video call directly with Ph.D. Antiques Appraiser Dr. Lori to show her your items for an expert identification and values based on what people really pay.

Used for:
Preparing to sell items, downsizing, settling estates, deciding what can be sold. A starting point before considering an In-Home Visit. You need Dr. Lori's expertise now.

How to:
Contact us to set up an appointment time. Fee: $250 per half hour of appraisals, identifications, and personal consultation with Dr. Lori.

Schedule Video Call

Schedule a Dr. Lori Event

Dr. Lori events
Dr. Lori presents her popular Antiques Appraisal Comedy Show around the world at 150 shows a year entertaining audiences. Ask us how to book an event for you.

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