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Appraisals Research Guide

Though the Getty cannot offer any appraisal services, this guide offers information on how to conduct your own appraisal research.

How to conduct appraisal research

Created 2006

Author: Research Services

How do I find information about the value and authenticity of a work of art, book, map, or collectible?

We recommend:

  • Research Current and Past Sales
  • Contact an Appraiser
  • Browse Appraisal Information on the Internet

The Getty Library does not provide, endorse, recommend, or guarantee appraisal services. The Getty Library is not affiliated with public Web sites referenced here nor is it responsible for their content.


Banner: Le cabinet de la Bibliotheque de Sainte Genevieve (detail), Franz Ertinger, 1692, engraving, pl. 5. The Getty Research Institute, 82-B2136