Things that we find in a house full of memories and interesting objects are not always common. Complete Estate Sales Northwest is often tasked with the job of appraising items for client estates—both the things they're moving and the things they want us to sell.
Our estate sales have turned up curious items and interesting questions over the years. What was that iron wheel with the blade? A cherry pitter. What was the value of that Simpich molded figure from the 1970s? Surprisingly, over $1500. Is it legal to sell the human skull we found in the doctor's cabinet? In that case, it was.
Over the years, we've seen everything from 19th century Hawaiian calabash bowls to Northwest modernist art at our sales. Sleuthing whether the pre-Columbian pottery is real or reproduction, determining whether the Wassily Chair is early or recent production, and knowing how to find the value of a 1984 Mercedes-Benz convertible with just 50,000 miles is a good part of what we do.
Complete Estate Sales Northwest principals and staff have a strong background in antique and personal property appraisal. In addition to our on-staff certified appraiser, our crew has background in everything from Blenko Glass and Paul McCobb furniture to Jumeau dolls and vintage Mercury outboard motors. We're also fortunate to have associates with deep expertise in Northwest art, Asian artifacts, coins, stamps and militaria.
For our clients, our appraisal background helps us find the right place and the right price to sell their heirlooms and special items. For our estate sale shoppers, it helps them feel confident that what they're buying is indeed what they think it is.
More information about our appraisal services is available on the Appraisals page of our website.