This list of professional appraisers in Kansas and nearby states is provided by the Kansas Historical Society as a public service to potential donors. The Historical Society does not recommend these appraisers over others.
For appraisers outside this region, consult the American Society of Appraisers, the International Society of Appraisers, or the Appraisers Association of America. These web sites offer searchable listings of appraisers around the country.
The Kansas Historical Society is unable to provide appraisals.
Some of the listed appraisers are members of a professional organization (as indicated after their names):
ASA: American Society of Appraisers
ISA: International Society of Appraisers
AAA: Appraisers Association of America
ABAA: Antiquarian Booksellers' Association of America
38 Rockwood Drive
Ottawa, KS 66067
Areas of expertise: American Indian artifacts, furniture, pocket watches, toys, and firearms.
Richard Casagrande, ISA Certified Member
The Ellinwood Emporium
2 N. Main, P.O. Box 184
Elllinwood, KS 67526
Areas of expertise: fine art, antiques, decorative and folk arts, collectables and consignments.
2424 SE Stubbs Rd.
Tecumseh, KS 66542
Areas of expertise: Civil War through World War II firearms; weapons; photographs; and U.S., German and Japanese souvenirs and relics.
Brady Dreasher ISA, CAGA, CES
Art of Estates
Consultant & Appraiser
401 E. Douglas, 3rd floor
Wichita, KS 67202
Areas of expertise: 20th century art,Impressionist and Modern art, 20th century photography
Robert L. Dunlap, ISA
1855 S. Rock Rd. Suite 105
Wichita, KS 67207-5269
Areas of expertise: coins, currency, gold, bullion, antiques, and residential contents.
Frederic M. Gilhousen, Christopher W. Cassell, Larisa A. Cassell
360 Kaw Lane East
Shawnee Mission, KS 66217
Areas of expertise: books, antiquarian, first editions, illustrated and children's books, private press, American and English literature, natural history, book arts, bindings.
Patricia J. Graham, PhD, AAA Certified Member
1641 Rhode Island St.
Lawrence, KS 66044
Areas of expertise: Asian art, especially Chinese, Japanese, and Korean art.
John R. Harris, ASA
Marketing & Consultant Services, Inc.
2014 W 13th St
Wichita, KS 67203
Area of expertise: machinery and equipment.
Susan H. Kearns, ISA
S. H. Kearns Co. Ltd.
6800 College Blvd, Ste. 260
Overland Park, KS 66211-1532
Area of expertise: gems, jewelry.
Marvin Mann, ISA
AA Appraisal and Consulting
219 SW 8th St.
Plainville, KS 67663-3320
Area of expertise: antiques and collectibles, residential contents, furniture, coins, glass.
149 N. Broadway
Wichita, KS 67202-2105
Area of expertise: books, western Americana, ephemera, maps.
13010 Shawnee Mission Parkway
Shawnee Mission, KS 66216
Area of expertise: gems, jewelry.
Ruth B. Moss, AAA
Henry Ruth Fine Arts
31 Compton Court
Shawnee Mission, KS 66208
Area of expertise: drawings, watercolors, paintings.
Jean A. O'Brien, ASA
4817 West 69th Street
Prairie Village, KS 66208
Areas of expertise: antiques, decorative arts.
Apadana Oriental Rug Gallery, Inc.
1312 E. Douglas
Wichita, KS 67214
Areas of expertise: rugs, carpets, tapestries.
Justin Rogers, ISA Accredited Member
Rogers Fine Art
10050 Fontana Lane
Overland Park, KS 66207
Areas of expertise: fine art, collectibles, residential contents, and personal property.
James C. Sullivan, ASA
31696 Harmony Rd.
Paola, KS 66071
Areas of expertise: machinery and equipment.
Lloyd Zimmer Books and Maps
117 SW 6th Ave.
Topeka, KS 66603
Areas of expertise: printed and manuscript material (books, atlases, maps, photographs, diaries/letters) related to Kansas, western Americana, cartography, psychology/psychoanalysis; also rare and out-of-print books of all genres.
Burton L. Dunbar, AAA
P.O. Box 30147
Kansas City, MO 64112-0747
Areas of expertise: paintings, drawings, prints.
Robin Gross, ASA Accredited Member
521 E 63rd Street
Kansas City, MO 64110
Areas of expertise: fine art, Asian furniture.
Ann J. Steinberg, ISA
P. O. Box 4665
Springfield, MO 65808-4665
Areas of expertise: gems, jewelry, porcelain, pottery, folk art.
Ronald I. Zoglin, ASA
6219 Oak St.
Kansas City, MO 64113-2292
Areas of expertise: antiques, silver, jewelry, Oriental art, residential contents.
Other nearby states
William L. Butts
Main Street Fine Books & Manuscripts Ltd.
206 N. Main Street
Galena, IL 61036
Areas of expertise: books, American history, Midwest and Western Americana, military history (especially Civil War), Abraham Lincoln, U.S. Grant, out-of-print and antiquarian, autographs.
Old Algonquin Books
P. O. Box 18514
Denver, CO 80218
Areas of expertise: books, first edition mysteries, literature, science fiction, fine and unusual books in all fields (esp. history and Americana).
Robert W. Topp, ABAA
Hermitage Book Shop
Denver, CO 80206
Areas of expertise: books, western Americana, first editions, travels and voyages, women's studies, sets and fine bindings, early printing, military history.