Music Collection Appraisers

Discussion in 'Marketplace Discussions' started by featheredfiend, Oct 1, 2019.

  1. featheredfiend

    featheredfiend Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Location:
    Morris Plains, NJ
    I'm interested in having my collection of Vinyl and CD's appraised, but not sure where to begin looking for someone who specializes in music collection appraisal services or how much it might cost to have it done...any suggestions or recommendations would be appreciated!

    (I live in northern New Jersey if that makes a difference in terms of referrals...)

    Thanks!
     
  2. Christian Hill

    Christian Hill It's all in the mind

    Location:
    Boston
    You can appraise it yourself. Look up your records on Discogs & check sold copies on Ebay. You'll get a good idea on value
     
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  3. featheredfiend

    featheredfiend Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Location:
    Morris Plains, NJ
    Thanks - I appreciate the feedback.
     
  4. Chee

    Chee Active Member

    Location:
    Denver
    eBay completed auctions.
     
  5. R. Totale

    R. Totale The Voice of Reason

    What is the purpose of this appraisal? If it's for insurance or IRS purposes, it should be done by a registered appraiser who will charge you at least 10-15% of the value of your collection, but will be able to stand up in court with credentials and defend it if it ever came to that. There's probably someone registered with the American or International Society of Appraisers to do music memorabilia, certainly there are a lot who will do "personal property".
     
  6. featheredfiend

    featheredfiend Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Location:
    Morris Plains, NJ
    Just interested in knowing what my collection is worth...I own about 2,500 CD’s, 900 LP’s, and a about 600 7” singles (90% with picture sleeves)...just want to know what it’s all worth.
     
  7. R. Totale

    R. Totale The Voice of Reason

    Then the easiest way is probably Discogs, as they have prior sales records for valuation and all you have to do is look up your various records and click "I have this".
     
  8. royzak2000

    royzak2000 Forum Resident

    Location:
    London,England
    Start wth what you know or feel could be collectable, then the maybes then the rest.
     
  9. featheredfiend

    featheredfiend Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Location:
    Morris Plains, NJ
    Thank you - I appreciate the suggestion!!
     
  10. Nephrodoc

    Nephrodoc Forum Resident

    One of my local dealers uses Popsike, the other uses ebay completed auctions.
     

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