Consulting Services

We provide consulting services in several fields of activity:

Attribution

Attribute coins, paper money, tokens, medals, other selected collectibles. Basic fee is $5.00 per item, paid in advance. You get: country of manufacture, “what it is,” perhaps a catalog reference. You can request more information, that will involve research usually, we will give you a quote for doing the research. Usually starts at $25.00.

You get a printout of our findings when we return the item to you, and an email copy of same statement. Statements are opinions only. If we can’t do it we charge $2.00 per item to look at it and make that determination. We may be able to work with pictures for attribution. You will pay shipping costs both ways. Ask by sending an email.

Appraisal

Make statements regarding the “current market value” of your things. Included will be our opinion of the grade (state of conservation), rarity, popularity, average sale price in current market conditions. Statements are our opinion. We can write reports for insurance, check with your insurance company to see what they would do with a report we sent to them. Ask by sending an email.

Research

Look into situations in the collectible world. Could be the aliases used by a 17th century medallist, or the long term market viability of some collectible item, when was the last time some item showed up in the market, legal issues regarding collectibles, lots of possibilities. Our position is that we know how to get information on these topics better than you do and that the money you pay us will get you a quicker and more accurate result than you’d get yourself. Send an email to get started.

Consulting on Issues Related to Collecting

Why collect? Should I collect? What should I collect? What will other people think of my hobby? How can collecting become a problem? What about storage? What about preservation? What about organization? Etc.

Prices for consulting services will be developed in the negotiation. Send an email to get started.