PERSONAL PROPERTY & FINE ART APPRAISALS, ADVISORY & BROKERAGE SERVICES

Trails West Fine Art

​Appraisals on: 

​Personal Property Services for Clients Not Needing a Formal Appraisal:

Appraisal Services

Free, Confidential Consultations​​

A preliminary consultation to determine the client’s needs and to estimate the cost of an appraisal is offered without charge.

Fine Art & Antiques                      Furniture & Decorative Items                      Personal Property

Wyoming              South Dakota              North Dakota              Montana              Nebraska                 

​​​​​​​​Appraisals For the Purposes of:

​​​Comprehensive Appraisal Services

Appraisals West provides independent appraisals of fine art and personal property for corporate, educational, municipal, non-profit organizations, as well as private collectors.  Our researchers and appraisers approach each assignment with care, taking into consideration all aspects of an item and its provenance, the current state of the relevant market, and the protection of the client’s property and privacy. 

Our associates are qualified to appraise fine art, antiques, and other personal property.  Often, more than one area of specific expertise is required.  Appraisals West has associates experienced in many types of personal property, so there is no need to hire a multitude of appraisers.  If it is in the best interest of the client to hire a specialist beyond what we can provide, recommendations and referrals will be made. 

Appraisals West holds a high standard of professionalism and ethical practice.  All our appraisals are written in compliance with the current version of The Appraisal Foundation’s Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP), the International Society of Appraisers’ Appraisal Report Writing Standard and Code of Ethics, and current IRS guidelines where applicable.

Consultations and purchasing assistance to add to your collection

Consultations regarding the care & protection of your valuables

Identification of unknown objects or artists

Provenance and title research

​Explore solutions to inheritance distribution

​Downsize your possessions or refine your collection
Brokerage service to assist you in selling unwanted items

​​​Knowledge of Current Values​
​We stay aware of trends and market changes that are so important in determining the current value of assets. 
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Knowledge of Current Requirements

Keeping abreast of changes in requirements by insurance companies and the IRS is a priority for us, so that you can be confident that your appraisal is compliant with applicable laws and regulations.

​​Each report is itemized and contains detailed descriptions, photographs and individual values

for all property appraised. Reports are tailored to meet our client's needs and comply with

the requirements of third-party users such as the IRS or your insurance company.

Insurance        Estate Planning        Donation        Divorce        Current Market        Equitable Distribution        Dissolution

  • Furniture & Decorative Items
  • ​Silver
  • U.S. Coins & Medals
  • Household Contents
  • Vehicles & Motorcycles
  • ​Machinery & Equipment
  • Art, Paintings, Sculpture
  • Antiques & Collectibles
  • Pottery, Porcelain, Art Glass
  • Jewelry
  • Musical Instruments
  • Firearms
  • Market evaluation for Sale of Asset

  • Pre-Purchase Evaluation of Asset

  • ​Liquidation

  • Bankruptcy

  • Insurance Coverage Evaluation
  • IRS Gift or Charitable Donation
  • Estate Settlement
  • Divorce or Division of Assets