The Ohio State University Libraries cannot provide appraisals for materials offered as gifts-in-kind because the Internal Revenue Service regards the Libraries as an interested party to such contributions. If you wish to obtain an appraisal for art work, published and/or manuscript material, please see below for a list of appraisers.

If you do not want a formal appraisal, here is a list of price guides and books on collectibles that you might find helpful:

Jerry Weist, The Comic Art Price Guide: Second Edition (2000)
Jeff Ellinport, Collecting Original Comic Strip Art (1999)
Alex G. Malloy et. al., Comics Values Annual: The Comic Book Price Guide (published annually)
Robert M. Overstreet, The Official Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide (published annually)
Comics Buyer’s Guide, Comic Book Checklist and Price Guide (published annually)
Jay Kennedy, The Official Underground and Newave Comix Price Guide (1982)
Andrea Podley and Derrick Ban, Peanuts Collectibles: Identification and Value Guide (1999)
Freddi Margolin, Peanuts: The Home Collection: A Collector’s Guide to Identification and Value (1999)
Judith Miller, Collectibles Price Guide 2005 (2004)
Ted Hake, The Official Hake’s Price Guide to Character Toys, Edition #5 (2004)
David Longest, Cartoon Toys & Collectibles Identification and Value Guide: Identification and Value Guide (1998)
Jameson Scott and Jim Rash, Cartoon Figural Toys (1999)

An appraisal is not necessary for gifts-in-kind valued at less than $5,000 by the donor. Additional information on appraisals and qualified appraisers is included in Instructions for Form 8283 and the Internal Revenue Service Form 8283 and  which must be filed by persons claiming the donation of a gift-in-kind valued at more than $500.

Please note that some of these people may be dealers in addition to making appraisals. Inclusion on this list in no way implies an endorsement or recommendation by The Ohio State University Libraries. This list is compiled only for informational purposes and is by no means exhaustive or comprehensive.

Additional appraisal information is available at the American Society of Appraisers (ASA).

Auction Houses

7601 Sunset Boulevard
Los Angeles CA 90046

20 Rockefeller Plaza
New York NY 10020
FAX 212/636-2399

Comic Link: The Online Vintage Comic Book and Comic Art Auction and Exchange

Doyle New York
175 East 87th Street
New York NY 10128

Heritage Auctions
3500 Maple Avenue, 17th Floor
Dallas TX 75219-3941
877-HERITAGE (437-4824)

The Russ Cochran Company
4 Court Square
West Plains MO 65775

Auctioneers and Appraisers

1334 York Avenue
New York NY 10021

Swann Auction Galleries
104 East 25th Street
New York NY 10010


American Society of Appraisers (ASA)
11107 Sunset Hills Road, Suite 310
Reston VA 20190

The Appraisal Foundation
1155 15th Street NW, Suite 1111
Washington DC 20005-3517
FAX 202/347-7727

Appraisers Association of America
212 West 35th Street, 11th Floor
New York NY 10001
212/889-5404  ext 10

International Society of Appraisers
1131 SW 7th Street, Suite 105
Renton WA 98055
206/241-0359 FAX 206/241-0436

Individual Appraisers

Areas of expertise are indicated by the following code: [A] Americana; [B] Books; [C] Cartoon/Comic Art; [CB] Comic Books; [D] Dance; [M] Moving Image Materials; [MS] Manuscripts; [MU] Music; [R] Recorded Media; [T] Theatre Materials.

Frederick Dosé [C]
778 Pleasant Avenue
Highland Park, IL 60035

Nancy Escher [A,B]
3278 Wilshire Rd., Suite 704
Los Angeles CA 90010

The Book Broker [A,B]
PO Box 1283
Charlottesville VA 22902

Comic Art & Graffix Gallery [C]
PO Box 30515
Las Vegas NV 89173

Wade H. Hall [A, B]
1568 Cherokee Road
Louisville KY 40205

Ed Hoffman [B]
Hoffman’s Bookshop
4167 N. High Street
Columbus OH 43214

The Golden Legend, Inc.  [D, MU, T]
Gordon S. Hollis, President
11740 San Vicente Blvd., Suite 109
Los Angeles CA 90049

Jay Hoster [B]
Tri-Village Book Company
1124 Goodale Blvd.
Columbus OH 43212

Dr. Steve Johnson [R]
Behavioral Images, Inc.
302 Leland St., Suite 101
Bloomington IL 61701
FAX 309/829-9677

Frank Klein [A]
The Bookseller, Inc.
39 Westgate Circle
Akron OH 44313

Alexander W. Kogan, Jr. [M]
Films Around the World, Inc.
The Long Island City Art Center
44-02 23rd St., Studio 407
Long Island City, NY 11101
FAX 212/599-6040

Audrey Kupferberg [M]
378 Division Street
Amsterdam NY 12010

Ken LaRose [M]
20 Crichton St.
Ottawa Ontario

Shirley B. Lebo [A,B]
221 F Street, SE
Washington DC 20003

Howard Lowery [C]
PO Box 4492
Glendale CA 91222-0492
FAX 818/243-6031

J & J Lubrano Music Antiquarians [D, MU, T]
John P. & Judith A. Lubrano
6 Waterford Way
Syosset, NY 11791

Joe and Nadia Mannarino [C, CB]
Comic Art Appraisal LLC

George Minkoff [B,MS]
G.R. Minkoff, Inc.
26 Rowe Road
Alford MA 02130
FAX 413/528-1866

Marjorie Neikrug [D]
Neikrug/Rosenberg Associates, Inc.
136 E. 64th St.
New York, NY 10021

John R. Payne Associates [A,B]
2309 Camino Alto
Austin TX 78746
FAX 512/328-4536

Kenneth W. Rendell II, Inc [A]
46 Eliot Street South
Natick MA 01760
FAX 508/653-9096

Armadillo Books [A,B]
Lynn Roundtree
PO Box 1145
Chapel Hill NC 27514

Kevin Segall [C,CB]
Collector’s Shangri-La
Dealer in Autographs, Books, Comics, Artwork, and Pop Culture Memorabilia

Steven Smolian [R]
Sound Saver
(by appointment only)
1 Wormans Mill Court
Frederick MD 20871

John A. Staszyn Appraisals [D, T]
325 East 21st Street, APT 11
New York NY 10010-6529

Harry L. Stern [A,B]
777 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 2805
Chicago IL 60611
FAX 312/214-2510

Frederic B. Taraba [C]
Taraba Illustration Art
PO Box 1438
Casper WY 82602

Frank C. Walsh III [A,B]
Yesteryear Book Shop
P.O. Box 550065
Atlanta GA 30355

Karen Wickliff Books [B]
3527 North High Street
Columbus OH 43214

Jon A. Woods Appraisers [A,B]
347 Main Street South
Windsor CT 06074

URSUS Books & Gallery [D, T]
50 East 78th Street, Suite 1C
New York, NY 10075
(212) 772-8787