Abbey Road Antiques
BUY - SELL - APPRAISE
We pay cash for your antiques, jewelry and collectibles. Pick up some extra cash and get rid of unwanted items.
If you have something you think we might be interested in, call us today and we will come to you, and give you an honest appraisal of what your items are worth.
Check back with us soon, we will be adding some items we have for sale as well.
Contact Abbey Road Antiques today at 484-437-5632 (cell), or browse the website for more information about appraisals or reasons for appraisals.
Patricia Zulkowski has over 25 years experience buying, selling and appraising art, antiques and collectibles. She received her Graduate Personal Property Appraisaer certification from the National Auctioneers Association in Overland Park, Kansas. Patty also buys gold, silver and coins for more money than is offered at malls, television commercials and traveling gold shows. Gold jewelry in particular should be professionally evaluated before scrapping to see if the piece has more value than just its weight. Silver flatware and serving pieces should also be evalutated. Patty has helped hundreds of people in Delaware, Pennsylvania and Maryland put valuations on their personal property. References are available upon request. Patty also has court experience as an expert witness for property valuations in divorce cases.
The most popular type of appraisal that Patty does is what is called a "verbal appraisal." This is for the individual who does not require a written appraisal, but still wants a general sense of what his or her objects are worth. During a verbal appraisal, Patty examines objects and immediately offers values based on her extensive field knowledge. If additional research is required to determine value, she informs her clients. Clients are encouraged to make notes during the appraisal process.
Verbal appraisals offer an affordable approach to individuals serving as executors of an estate, individuals deciding what to (and not to) keep when thinking of downsizing, and those doing estate planning.
Patty walks through the home and any outbuildings. A typical home walk-through appraisal takes one to two hours. At the conclusion of the appraisal process, especially if the client plans to use the appraisal values to determine what to sell and where to best sell it, Patty sits down with the client and discusses options. This is something that should be done before a garage or estate sale.
Professional written appraisals are also available. This type of appraisal is most often done for insurance purposes, charitable donation and property division. This is usually done for a flat fee that is agreed upon before it is done.