Freeman’s Trusts and Estates team works in close collaboration with our Appraisals Department and experienced specialists to provide a full range of timely valuation services, including:
Preparations for collections that may come to market in the future
Appraisals for a variety of collection needs:
Freeman’s Trusts and Estates team works in close partnership with clients and those that represent them to provide options for the comprehensive liquidation of estates. We present “clean sweep” solutions tailored to your estate settlement needs, including timely valuations, options for the sale of select items at Freemans as well as tertiary auction outlets, and flexible fee structures to maximize returns, all overseen by a Trusts and Estates account manager.
Give our team a call or send some general photographs (iPhone photos are great!) This will help us get a sense of the scope of the collection or types of works included. Our team will be in touch to provide guidance from there
It’s always helpful to keep records or receipts of when and/or where works were purchased. It’s also a good idea to keep collections insured and inventoried.
It depends on the scope of the collection. We’re sensitive to current CDC and city-wide guidelines related to Covid-19 restrictions, so will work with you to figure out the best option based on what you have. Photos are often a great starting point for giving our team a sense of the categories covered in the collection.
If you are looking to sell items at auction, Freeman’s is happy to provide complimentary auction estimates. Auction estimates are a range of values that reflect current market conditions for a specific work or collecting category. If you are looking for a singular value for insurance coverage or estate tax filings, our Appraisals team will be happy to work with you on creating these formal reports.
Yes, absolutely. Freeman’s Trusts & Estates team is happy to provide a variety of recommendations to experts in niche collecting areas (such as coins or vintage fashion) or to alternative auction outlets in the tri-state area.