It is surprising how often we discover that collectors have either not
kept up-to-date records of their collections, or have never had their
collections appraised at all.  Because of the sharp rise in the value of
period antiques and folk art, we strongly reccomend that you have on
file with your insurance company a comprehensive record of your
acquisitions, along with their descriptions, photographs and fair market

Whom you choose to conduct the appraisal, while important, is
infinitely less so than being certain that you have one done.  The
potential cost of not doing so could be substantial.

As a service to both established and prospective clients, we can
appraise either individual pieces or entire collections.  If you'd like to
know more, call or email us and we'll discuss how best to proceed.
Halsey Munson Americana
2707 Twin Oaks Court
Decatur, Illinois  62526
Phone:  217-972-4645

We will act on a client's behalf to authenticate and purchase pieces
being offered either privately or at public auction.  The client is
responsible for any expenses specific to that acquisition and for an
agreed upon percentage of the purchase price. 
The items on this web site are only a portion of our total inventory.  If
you don't see what you want, ask!  If you are looking for a particular
piece, tell us.  If we don't have it, we can probably find it!

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