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Overview of Services



Dr. Ford is qualified to furnish six types of appraisals based on clients’ needs: replacement value, fair market value, liquidation value, selling/buying price ranges, and residual value in conjuction with damage/restoration costs.

Estate Sales


Items of Value, Inc. sells items on a consignment basis. One way of selling is by on-site estate sales. We average over 30 sales a year and have been conducting sales since 1978. These sales may combine items from several consignors at the same time. We often pick up items to be sold off-site.

Consulting & Instruction


Dr. Ford provides consulting work to insurance companies, bank trust and loan departments, dealers, auction houses, attorneys, artists, craftspeople, and individuals desiring to sell, buy, replace items, obtain collateralized loans, or settle claims.


He has also given seminars/courses for professional appraisers, antiques and fine art dealers, and the public. He has also done a videotape series on appraising and antiques for cable network television.

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