Identifying and Valuing your Antique Timepiece
If you have an antique clock that is at least 100 years old, and one that you would like to learn more about, such as; is it authentic? is it all original? how old is it? who was the maker? Is it rare? what is the clock worth? Then the following information may be of help.
Clocks have several values, so it is important to understand the purpose of an appraisal, is it for insurance purposes? Are you planning to sell the clock and wish to know how much you might receive for it, or is the value for probate purposes? It is necessary to know the answers to these questions so that a correct valuation for the need is determined.
I am an Accredited Professional Appraiser, Canadian Personal Property Appraiser, CPPA and follow the Appraisal Foundations guidelines: Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice, USPAP. I hold a Certificate from the University of California, Irvine, for having successfully completed Programs in Appraisal Studies in Fine and decorative Arts (2006).