The Philadelphia Print Shop West offers formal appraisals, less formal, e-mail appraisals (POVs), and ball-park valuations of antique prints, maps and related books. These appraisals serve different purposes, as explained below.
The cost of appraising an antique print, map or related book is sometimes not warranted either by the needs of the owner or by the value of the item in question. If upon initial examination of an item we discover that the value (or lack thereof) of the item would make it financially unsuitable to pay for an appraisal, we will inform you of this at no charge. If you are unsure whether an appraisal would be appropriate for your needs, read our comments below.