Furniture and Decorative Arts Appraiser, Elizabeth Dalton
Furniture & Decorative Arts Appraiser, Elizabeth Dalton, at the Michaan's Appraisal Event

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 person to evaluate your property in your home 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 appraisals on the spot. There is a limit of five items per person. Please call (510) 740-0220 for more information.
  3. Submitting Photographs – You may submit images online or mail your photographs to Michaan's Auctions, P.O. Box 489, Alameda, CA 94501.
    1. Submit image online
    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 have your own "What's it Worth." These events are considered community service events in which we are happy to help you host.
View information on upcoming appraisal events

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  • (510) 740-0220
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