Appraisals

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

Bonhams 
7601 Sunset Boulevard
Los Angeles CA 90046
323/850-7500

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

Comic Link: Vintage Comics & Comic Art
buysell@comiclink.com

Doyle New York
175 East 87th Street
New York NY 10128
212/427-2730

Heritage Auctions
3500 Maple Avenue, 17th Floor
Dallas TX 75219-3941
214/528-3500
877-HERITAGE (437-4824)

Illustration House
34 West 27th Street, 4th Floor
New York NY 10001
212/966-9444

The Russ Cochran Company
4 Court Square
West Plains MO 65775
417/256-1311

Skinner
Auctioneers and Appraisers

 Sotheby’s
1334 York Avenue
New York NY 10021
212/606-7000

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

Organizations

American Society of Appraisers (ASA)
11107 Sunset Hills Road, Suite 310
Reston VA 20190
800-272-8258
asainfo@appraisers.org

The Appraisal Foundation
1155 15th Street NW, Suite 1111
Washington DC 20005-3517
202/347-7722
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.

Boos Gallery
2830 West Maple Road, Suite 106
Troy MI 48084
248/643-1900

George Cowmeadow Bauman [B]
Acorn Bookshop
1464 West Fifth Avenue
Columbus, OH 43212
614/486-1860
Acornbookshop@aol.com

Frederick Dosé [C]
778 Pleasant Avenue
Highland Park, IL 60035
847/433-7870

Nancy Escher [A,B]
55 N Venice Blvd., Suite 401
Venice, CA 90291
310/822-0232
FAX 310/822-0174
www.escher-associates.com
nancy@escher-associates.com

Michael Ginsberg [A,B]
PO Box 402
Sharon, MA 02067
617/694-9518
FAX 508/297-2221
www.ginsbook.com

Vesta Lee Gordon [A,B]
The Book Broker
PO Box 1283
Charlottesville VA 22902
804/296-2194
vlg@bookbrk.com

Richard Halegua Comic Art [C]
PO Box 46454
Las Vegas NV 89114
702/285-3554
sales@comicart.com
www.comic-art.com

Wade H. Hall [A, B]
1568 Cherokee Road
Louisville KY 40205
502/451-5516

Ed Hoffman [B]
Hoffman’s Bookshop
4167 N. High Street
Columbus OH 43214
614/262-0059
FAX 614/262-2051
ehoffbk@aol.com

Gordon S. Hollis, President [D,T]
Golden Legend, Inc.
449 South Beverly Dr., Suite 205
Beverly Hills CA 90212
310/385-1903
FAX 310/385-1905
legend@goldenlegend.com
www.goldenlegend.com

Jay Hoster [B]
Tri-Village Book Company
1124 Goodale Blvd.
Columbus OH 43212
614/299-9985
Bookshigh@aol.com

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

Norman Kane [A,B]
The Americanist
113 Creeks Edge
Chapel Hill, NC 27516
919/967-9287 or 919/475-0205
FAX 919/338-8081
nkane@kanebooks.com

Frank Klein [A]
The Bookseller, Inc.
39 Westgate Circle
Akron OH 44313
216/762-3101
thebooksellerinc@neo.rr.com

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
212/599-9500
FAX 212/599-6040
alexjr@pipeline.com

Audrey Kupferberg [M]
378 Division Street
Amsterdam NY 12010
518/843-3542

Ken LaRose [M]
20 Crichton St.
Ottawa Ontario
CANADA K1M 1V4
613/745-0543

Shirley B. Lebo [A,B]
221 F Street, SE
Washington DC 20003
202/546-9102

Howard Lowery [C]
PO Box 4492
Glendale CA 91222-0492
818/545-9661
FAX 818/243-6031
howard@howardlowery.com

John P. & Judith A. Lubrano [D, MU]
J & J Lubrano
351 West Neck Road
Lloyd Harbor, NY 11743
631/549-0672
FAX 631/421-1677
www.lubranomusic.com

Nadia Mannarino [C, CB]
Comic Art Appraisals/All-Star Auctions
201/652-1305
FAX 501-325-6504
appraisals@comicartappraisal

George Minkoff [B,MS]
G.R. Minkoff, Inc.
26 Rowe Road
Alford MA 02130
413/528-4575
FAX 413/528-1866
grm@minkoffbooks.com

Marjorie Neikrug [D]
Neikrug/Rosenberg Associates, Inc.
136 E. 64th St.
New York, NY 10021
212/688-8779

John R. Payne Associates [A,B]
2309 Camino Alto
Austin TX 78746
512/328-4535
FAX 512/328-4536
www.payne-associates.com
payne@payne-associates.com

Jim Presgraves [A,B]
PO Box 639
Wytheville VA 24382
703/686-5813

Kenneth W. Rendell, Inc [A]
46 Eliot Street South
Natick MA 01760
508/647-1776
FAX 508/653-9096
office@kwrendell.com

Lynn Roundtree [A,B]
Triduum Books
PO Box 1145
Chapel Hill NC 27514
919/929-7753
FAX 919/933-2680

Kevin Segall [C,CB]
Collector’s Shangri-La
310/766-4689
kevinsegall@gmail.com

Steven Smolian [R]
26801 Haines Road
Clarksburg MD 20871
301/253-2703
FAX 301/414-0355

John Staszyn [D]
325 East 21st Street
New York NY 10010
212/260-6350

Harry L. Stern [A,B]
77 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 2805
Chicago IL 60611
312/337-1401
FAX 312/214-2510

Frederic B. Taraba [C]
PO Box 1438
Casper WY 82602
www.tarabaillustrationart.com
fred@tarabaillustrationart.com

Frank C. Walsh III [A,B]
Yesteryear Book Shop
P.O. Box 550065
Atlanta GA 30355
770/436-7432
yesteryearbooks@bellsouth.net

Karen Wickliff Books [B]
3527 North High Street
Columbus OH 43214
614/263-2903

Caroline C. Willis [B]
4235 Fordham Road, NW
Washington, DC 20016-1907
202/966-2928
ccwbookval@aol.com

Jon A. Woods Appraisers [A,B]
347 Main Street South
Windsor CT 06074
203/289-3927
FAX 860-289-5404

William Wyler [D]
URSUS Books
981 Madison Avenue
New York NY 10075
212/772-8787
FAX 212/737-9306
ursus@ursusbooks.com