NIA Appraisal Procedure

  1. All documents relating to the works to be evaluated should be made available to the appraiser. These would include bills of  sale, authenticity documents, exhibition and catalogue references, biographies and copies of previous appraisals. Providing the appraiser with complete information will result in a more detailed and accurate final document.
  2. Certified Appraisals by NIA require photographs of each item. Our staff will photograph each item during the examination for a minimum charge. These photographs will become part of the final appraisal documentation.
  3. All characteristics of the artwork are recorded during the examination with particular emphasis on condition.
  4. 5-10 minutes per work of art should be allowed for the examination.
  5. This information is then submitted to our staff of Senior Members who perform the research necessary to establish value conclusions. All final documents are then reviewed by the Executive Director and his staff at our Los Angeles headquarters.
  6. Finally, NIA will generate (2) two certified copies of the appraisal within (2) two weeks. All future updates and new acquisitions become a revision to the original document.
  7. Due to the nature of today's market, values are fluctuating dramatically. It is recommended that all works valued at $1,000.00 or more be updated every (2) two years. The appraisal is an important financial document and must be kept current.


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