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APPRAISAL AFFILIATES, INC.

"Your Professional Full Service Appraisal and Liquidation Firm."

St. Louis' premier full-service appraisal and liquidation firm.  We specialize in complete household liquidations.  We have over 30 years of experience appraising and liquidating entire estates, partial estates, antiques, collectibles, and general household items.  We work regularly with local trust companies, law firms, banks, and real estate agents. If you are serving as an executor or personal representative, we can help.

We are fully insured and bonded to help protect you and/or your clients' interests. Whether you have one piece or an entire estate, we can help.  Services are performed in a timely and discrete manner.  Our full-service company can assist you with every aspect of estate liquidation, estate broker, buy-out  & clean-out.  Our services are available to you at a moment's notice. Please call us anytime for a FREE no charge consultation.

 
Antique Furniture and Paintings

HOW & WHAT WE APPRAISE

Appraisal Affiliates, Inc. is a full-service appraisal and liquidation firm. Our specialties are entire estates, antiques, fine arts, collectibles, fine and costume jewelry, silver, coins, and household items. Whether it is one piece, an entire household or a 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 your possessions is worth, please give us a call. We are fully insured and bonded for your protection and we are usually available at a moment's notice for "On-Site" appraisal work.  We are a member of the New England Appraisers Association and conform to their high standard of ethics including USPAPS.  We have been featured appraisers at numerous local antique roadshows in Saint Louis and surrounding areas, including the Antiques Roadshow held at the St. Louis Science Center.

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, real estate agents, and private individuals as references. Appraisal Affiliates, Inc. are the appraisers of choice for many prestigious St. Louis institutions.

Our firm charges $125.00 per hour for on and off-premises (document preparation) on appraisal work, having a two-hour minimum on all written appraisals.  If the items are for outright sale then we will explain to you what the items are worth from wholesale to retail, then together we will come agree on price; a fair price that we can pay for the items and still manage a respectable profit while waiving the appraisal fee.

Many times people need appraisals prepared when a family member has passed on.  We specialize in Federal Estate Tax Appraisals (706) and equitable distribution appraisals, as well as insurance appraisals.  We do not appraise real property (houses, condos, or any other real estate), although you can contact us in regards to our preferred strategic business partner for all of your Real Estate needs.

All of our appraisals are printed and mailed on company letterhead. We also email each client an electronic copy, this way items can be added or deleted if the appraisal needs updated for any purpose.

We sincerely appreciate the opportunity to serve you, your family, your loved ones, & your clients.  Any questions or comments are encouraged.  You can use the "Contact Us" form at the bottom of the page. If you would prefer, please feel free to call anytime.  

Respectfully,

William A. Chiste

Appraisal Affiliates, Inc.

President & Senior Appraiser

636-532-2223       Office

314-420-1407         Mobile

For faster response times, please send a text message to the mobile number listed above.

 

LIQUIDATION SERVICES

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PUBLIC ESTATE SALES

Open Estate Event

When more advantageous, we prefer to conduct on-site public estate sales. We charge 30% of the total proceeds. Services included in this commission are all pre-sale clean-up, displaying of items to be sold, pricing of the merchandise, the research necessary to do so, employee labor, the salary of those present the days of the sale, along with after-sale accounting. We bring in all necessary props such as tables, lighting, display cases, and clothing racks; along with shopping bags and wrapping material for the attendees.  These services not only make the sales more inviting and appealing, but also provides a shopper friendly environment for attendees.  In most cases, after-sale clean-up and hauling are included. We draw the attendees from our extensive list of clients, and of course the public; through e-mailing, personal phone calls, and advertising on EstateSales.net.

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ESTATE BROKERING

Private & Select

 When brokering an estate is the best route to take, we will suggest this option. There can be several reasons for taking this route of liquidation including parking constraints, lack of salable merchandise, or simply, you, the client, do not wish to have a public sale. The guidelines for conducting a private broker are the same as a public sale except for the clientele consist of only select buyers, targeted specifically for the items to be sold.  The commission for this service is also 30% of the total proceeds.

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ESTATE BUY OUTS

Complete Estate Purchasing

In many instances, there is just not enough time or merchandise to conduct an on-site Estate Sale. When this situation arises, we can purchase the estate outright. If you are interested in selling an entire estate or select item(s), we are most likely interested in buying.  We will explain to you what the item(s) are valued at from wholesale to retail. We purchase many different types of items, please see our Antiques & Collectibles Purchased list below.

 

ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES PURCHASED

In many instances, there is just not enough time or merchandise to conduct an Estate Sale. When this situation arises we can purchase item(s) outright. If you are interested in selling an item(s) we are most likely interested in buying.  We will explain to you what the item(s) are valued at from wholesale to retail. We purchase many different types of items.

 

Below is an extensive list of items we are interested in purchasing:

 

  • Entire Estates - We are always interested in purchasing entire households

  • Antique to Mid-Century Furniture 

  • Fine China & Porcelains

  • Art Glass 

  • Fine Jewelry

  • Costume Jewelry

  • Gold

  • Silver & Sterling, Flatware & Hollowware 

  • Old Toys, Dolls & Children's Items

  • Old Sports Memorabilia (All Sports Cards, Programs, Tickets, Signed Balls, Bats & Photographs)

  • Non-Sports Cards (including the Beatles, Batman, Horrors of War, Pokemon and other gaming)

  • Military Items (including medals, uniforms, photographs, weaponry and related items)

  • Knives & Swords of all kinds

  • Antique & Curio Firearms of all kinds

  • Edged Weapons of all kinds

  • Fine Art of all Eras (including quality antique frames)

  • Oriental Rugs - Antique or Vintage

  • Smoking Pipes and other Tobacciana 

  • Antique Tools

  • Antique Books, Magazines & other Emphemera 

  • Vinyl Records of all Eras

  • Old Documents & Correspondence of all kinds

  • Autographs of Movie Stars, Sports Stars, Astronauts, Presidents, Military Figures, Etc. 

  • Medals & Awards (including military, sports, & shooting)

  • Antique & Vintage Coins & Paper Money (American & Foreign)

  • Antique & Vintage Stamps (American & Foreign)

  • Other Sports Items (including equipment, Hartland figures, wire photos, and World Series items)

  • Anything old, interesting or unusual

 

The best way to find out if we are interested in purchasing your item(s) is to e-mail us and attach as many or as few digital pictures that you think might be necessary.  You may also use our contact form below to submit your information and photographs.  Please follow up this e-mail with a phone call or text.  If you do not have e-mail or digital photography available to you then call our office number anytime and we will set up an appointment to look over your item(s) at your convenience with absolutely NO charge to you. 

 

Please, whether you utilize our services or not, DO NOT THROW ANYTHING AWAY, what may appear to be trash to you may very well be someone else's treasure (treasures they will pay to own)! When you are ready to seek assistance in the evaluation or the liquidation of ANY personal property, please consider us. We are bonded and insured to protect you or your clients' property. Our services are available to you on at moment's notice. Please call us for a FREE no-obligation consultation at one of the numbers listed below. It will be our pleasure to assist you.

 

Respectfully,

 

William A. Chiste

Appraisal Affiliates, Inc.

President & Senior Appraiser

636-532-2223       Office

314-420-1407         Mobile

For faster response times, please send a text message to the mobile number listed above.

 

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