To do an accurate writing instrument appraisal, a professional appraiser needs to research the following:
- The maker of the writing instrument
- What year it was made
- The pattern collection
- The amount of pieces in the set
- The craftsmanship needed to make the writing instrument
- The provenance of the writing instrument
- The condition of the writing instrument
- How many were made in the production of similar items
- The type of case manufacture including casting, die striking, repousse and chasing, or other
- The materials used in its manufacture
- The type of pen it is i.e. fountain, rollerball, etc.
- The type of nib it has
- Whether the box or paperwork are included
Southwest Appraisal Specialists is a group made up of accredited appraisers with a variety of specializations including: antique furniture, books, coins, classic cars, dolls, guns, pocket watches, antique jewelry, contemporary, designer, and art jewelry, Native American jewelry, vintage jewelry, original art, art prints, sculptures, stamps, sterling silver, and writing instruments. Each appraiser has been tested and accredited by the American Society of Appraisers (ASA) or the International Society of Appraisers (ISA), and proven to be qualified to appraise the items listed as their specialty.
If you want an educated, accredited, and experienced appraiser to value your items, please call us at (915) 584-0022 or contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.