Silver Appraisals

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Joseph P. Brady, AAA , our chief appraiser, is a silver historian and professional with over thirty years experience.  He is an author and lecturer, and is a Certified Member of the Appraisers Association of America. Other professional affiliations include:


The New York Silver Society, Member

The Silver Society of London, Member

The Appraisers Association of Georgia

New York University, Adjunct Lecturer


Our appraisals conform to the standards of the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice established by the Appraisal Foundation , as well as the technical and ethical requirements of the Appraisers Association of America.



Our practice is limited to appraisals of silver and metalworks. 


Our work has been recognized and accepted by insurance companies, museums, the Internal Revenue Service, courts of law and lending institutions. 


Although we have undertaken appraisal assignments for some of the most distinguished museums and private collectors in the country, we enjoy being of service to the beginning collector. 


We travel to your location, and accept appointments to accommodate your schedule.

We provide appraisals for single objects or large collections.


We provide objective, unbiased reports that are confidential.


We maintain a large reference library that includes current international auction catalogs, specialized computer programs and services, and access to international databases containing millions of selling results. These resources on premises translate into a savings of both time and money.


In addition to traditional written appraisals for valuation, we can provide the following types of services:

  • Collections cataloged or inventoried.   

  • Consultation services.   

  • Reports to aid with prospective purchase or sale of articles.



All appraisal work is charged on an hourly or per diem basis, and is based on the time spent in examining the property, the research time involved, and in the preparation of the appraisal report. The appraisal fee is in no way related to the value of the object(s) appraised.