What & How We Appraise
Appraisal Affiliates, Inc. is a full service appraisal & liquidation firm. Our specialties are antiques, collectibles and household items. Whether it is one piece, an entire household or collection, we can help. If you need an appraisal for a 706 Federal Estate tax return, probate, insurance purposes, equitable distribution between family members or simply would like to know what an item(s) is worth, please give us a call. We are fully insured and bonded for your protection and we are usually available on a moment's notice for "On-Site" appraisal work. We are a valued member of the New England Appraisers Assoc and conform to their high standard of ethics including USPAPS. We regularly conduct local antique road shows in St. Louis and surrounding areas including appearing as a featured appraiser at the recent appraisal fair held at the St. Louis Science Center along with the special guest appraisers, the Keno Bros.
We can appraise any item for you, your company, your clients, and specialize in estate and trust work. We have an extensive list of local trust companies, banks, law firms and private individuals as references. We are the appraisers of choice for many prestigious St. Louis institutions.
Our firm charges $100.00 per hour with a one hour minimum on all written appraisals. If the item(s) are for sale then we will explain to you what the item(s) are worth, and why, from wholesale to retail. Then together we will come to an agreement on a price that we are able to pay for the item and still manage a respectable profit while waiving the appraisal fee.
Many times people need appraisals done when family members pass away. We specialize in Federal Estate Tax Appraisals (706) as well as insurance appraisals. We do not appraise real property (houses, condos, or any other real estate - See our preferred strategic business partner for all of your Real Estate needs - Click here.
All appraisals are mailed printed on letterhead. We also email each client a copy in Microsoft Word document form. Items can be added or deleted when updating the appraisal for any purpose.
We sincerely appreciate the opportunity to serve you, your family, your loved ones, & your clients. Any comments or questions are encouraged. You can use the "contact us" form over to the right of the page, or the "email us" button to the left. If you like, please feel free to call anytime.
William A. Chiste
President & Senior Appraiser
Office - 636-532-2223
Mobile - 314-420-1407
Toll Free - 1-800-975-0006