Hughes appraisers have over 40 years of combined experience valuing fine art, estate jewelry, decorative arts and other family heirlooms. We are Members of the International Society of Appraisers (ISA) and are qualified to conduct USPAP (Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice) compliant appraisals of personal property. Staff appraisers are up to date with IRS rules and best practices and have completed the 2020/21 Edition of the 15-hour USPAP Appraisal Course conducted by the American Society of Appraisers and the 2021 Core Course in Personal Property Appraisals with the ISA.FAQs
Our appraisal staff determines the current market value of fine art, estate jewelry, rare books, vintage vehicles, designer furnishings, and special collections. We utilize a wide range of resources to conduct research and will consult with our own network of experts for specialty items.
All auctions reach a world-wide audience online on multiple auction platforms.
We advertise events through print, local radio, multiple national listing sites, social media, and a massive email list of active buyers.
Yes, complete and detailed accounting comes with your settlement.
Yes, we are fully insured with General Liability, Workers Compensation, and are Bonded.
We provide auction services to the West Coast and can travel nationally if required.