William D. (Bill) Irvin and Benjamin L. (Ben) Greenbaum have been valuing items for over thirty years. Both of us are members in good standing with the International Society of Appraisers. Our experience and credentials meet the requirements to act as Qualified Appraisers for appraisal reports submitted to the IRS. As such, we regularly conduct inventories, research, and analysis of tangible personal property appraisals for fiduciaries, attorneys, institutions, insurers and individuals. Clients have included both in-state and out-of-state clients as well as the National Park Service (NPS) and United States Marshals Service (USMS). Appraisal services have included individual objects with values in excess of $1,000,000 and as esteemed as Robert E. Lee’s gauntlets and autographed letters from Thomas Jefferson and George Washington, while serving as President.
Other recent appraisals conducted by Perry Adams Antiques have included:
The appraisal of American Revolutionary War artifacts located in South Carolina, at the Ninety Six National Historic Site of the National Park Service. Ninety Six National Historic Site is a Revolutionary War battle site that commemorates the first battle south of New England, fought on November 19-21, 1775, and the longest field siege of the American Revolution, lasting 28 days in May – June 1781.
The valuation and sale of an extensive ephemera and artifact collection from the Continental Iron Works, builder of the USS Monitor.
An inheritance appraisal of a fine, general Civil War collection for descendants of a decedent, long time collector; the collection contained firearms, excavated artifacts, buttons and ephemera.
An inheritance and insurance appraisal of a superior Siege of Petersburg theatre, excavated button collection; the collection contained numerous examples of fine Union and Confederate buttons.
A financial planning and inheritance dispersal appraisal of the contents of an 18th century Virginia house; contents included period antique furniture, period silver, original early 19th century works of art, antiquarian books and Civil War memorabilia.
An insurance appraisal of a voluminous collection of Virginia militia uniforms, dating to the latter quarter of the 19th century, for a pending Virginia National Guard Museum.