Antique Appliance Appraisal Service
Thousands of vintage stoves and refrigerators are in existence today, most of which are still being used. There is a valuable market for these items in their “unrestored” condition as well as in their “restored” condition. Our appraisals are designed to give the buyer and seller of unrestored vintage appliances (i.e. stoves and refrigerators manufactured prior to 1960) some common ground to come to during the sale. Each completed appraisal contains the following information:
- Brief historical information on the manufacturer, specific appliance, or trends that were occuring in the appliance industry during the time that the specific appliance was produced. (Note: Specific information provided depends on the availability of that information as it pertains to the appliance being appraised. References for the historical information provided in each appraisal are available upon request)
- Our assessment of the condition of the appliance, based off the photos and information submitted.
- “as-is” unrestored value, cost to restore according to our Restoration Process, and fully restored value.
The Appraisal Process
The process to date and value your vintage appliance is very time consuming and cannot be done without pictures. Photos submitted need to include at least full frontal views with door(s) open and door(s) closed. Please note that it may take 2 to 4 weeks to complete an appraisal as each item is evaluated separately based on its overall condition and rarity. When complete, your signed and printed appraisal will be mailed to the address you have provided to us, and a copy will be stored in our office for a minimum of one year. E-mail copies of completed appraisals are available upon request.
We use Paypal
When submitting your appraisal via the online process, a PayPal account is required. Please note that we do not send any confirmation acknowledging that the appraisal form has been received. Confirmation from PayPal for the payment will let you know that the form was submitted. It is your responsibility, though, to provide proper information and photographs. Failing to do so may cause a delay in the appraisal process. If you do not have a PayPal account, you may cycle through the blank form pages and print them off individually. Fill them out and mail them to our P.O. box address along with a check for the appraisal fee and the requested photos.
If you have any questions or need assistance with your appraisal form, please contact our office.
Thank you for requesting our appraisal services.