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Appraisal Services

PAUL DE LONGPRE (French/American, 1855-1911) "Red and White Carnations," Watercolor on paper
PAUL DE LONGPRE (French/American, 1855-1911) "Red and White Carnations," Watercolor on paper, Sold for $16,380

The first step in selling property at auction is to obtain a free informal appraisal of the item. This appraisal includes an estimated value, which based on the educated judgment of the specialist as to what the object will sell for at auction. You will also be provided with information on the appropriate auction, a timetable and an explanation of our terms of sale. Free appraisals can be obtained in the following manner:

  1. Appraisal Appointments – Michaan's specialists are pleased to meet with you in your home, if you have 20 or more items or at our Main Gallery. If you would like to schedule an appointment, please call us at (510) 740-0220 or e-mail .
  2. Weekly Appraisal Events – Held every Wednesday from 10 am – 1 pm. These weekly appraisal events are held in our Main Gallery where our specialists offer verbal auctions estimates for what they feel it will sell for at auction. There is a limit of five items per person and no appointment is needed. Please call (510) 740-0220 for more information.
  3. Submitting Photographs – Please send clear images that depict the entire piece and a few detail images of any markings or damage to the piece. You may send images online using our Free Online Appraisal form or mail your photographs to Michaan's Auctions, P.O. Box 489, Alameda, CA 94501.
    1. Get a Free Online Appraisal
    2. Download appraisal form

Off Site Appraisal Events

Michaan's Auctions also hosts appraisal events at your chosen facility. Contact us to set a date and time to host your own "What's it Worth." These events are considered community service events in which we are happy to participate in.
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