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"An appraisal completed by a licensed or certified appraiser

required by law to comply with USPAP,

remains the most credible valuation method available"

The New York Times

March 12, 2017



Winston & Associates, L.L.C. oversees every aspect of a valuation, recognizing the  many special needs of executors, collectors, museum personnel, conservators, restorers, and other professional advisors. 

Our fully illustrated appraisal documents serve as the basis for insurance  coverage, non-cash charitable donations, family distribution, auction consignments, and are indispensable for estate planning. 

Additionally, Winston & Associates, L.L.C. serves as referee or conciliator during the  division of property. Our appraisal reports conform with the rigorous professional and ethical  standards of the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) and the International Society of Appraisers (ISA) and meets insurance and Internal Revenue Services appraisal requirements. 

  • Estate Tax

  • Equitable Distribution

  • Insurance

  • Damage/Loss Claim

  • Non-Cash Charitable Donation

  • Estate Planning

  • Divorce

  • Litigation/Expert Witness

  • Valuation Inventory


Winston & Associates, L.L.C. works with collectors and families who are interested in procuring professional advice regarding either the disposition or acquisition of various categories of personal property. We work in partnership to best advise our clients who require assistance either through downsizing or expanding their collection both at auction and privately while providing a detailed and confidential service. ​


  • For clients wishing to sell works of art or items of personal property, Winston & Associates, L.L.C. can offer advice about the various methods of sale, such as auction or private brokerage, and help the client determine the best venue for sale. Regardless of sale venue, Winston & Associates, L.L.C. will function as your liaison.


  • Objective, independent referee services for families and heirs engaged in dividing personal property


  • Winston & Associates, L.L.C. is happy to assist our clients with recommendations for conservators, crafts people, furniture and decorative art restorers as well as shipping and handling services


  • Current market analyses 

  • Assessment of the scope of the collection 

  • Evaluating potential acquisitions

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