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A List of Auction Houses and Appraisers That Specialize in Photography

The appraisers listed below have agreed to allow the Library to include their names on this list. Before hiring an appraiser, you may wish to inquire about their qualifications and fees. The Library does not endorse or guarantee their work in any way. (NOTE: Addresses of relevant Internet sites have been given, when appropriate. The Library of Congress does not maintain these sites. Users should direct concerns about these Web sites to their respective site administrators or Webmasters.)

Auction Houses

Bonhams & Butterfields
220 San Bruno Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94103
[email protected]

20 Rockefeller Plaza
New York, NY 10020
(212) 636-2330

6270 Este Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45232
(513) 871-1670
(513) 871-8670 (FAX)

Phillips de Pury & Company
450 West 15th Street
New York, NY 10011

1334 York Avenue at 72nd Street
New York, NY 10021
(212) 894-1149

Swann Galleries
104 East 25th Street
New York, NY 10010
(212) 254-4710, ext. 21

Professional Organizations for Appraisers

American Society of Appraisers
(703) 478-2228
(800) 272-8258

Appraisers Association of America
(212) 889-5404

Independent Appraisers

ACMS (Archive Consulting and Management Services)
Robert Gurbo and Sarah Morthland
511 West 25th Street, Suite 609
New York, NY 10001
(212) 242-7767, (212) 242-7797 (FAX)
[email protected]

Lorraine Anne Davis Photograph Appraisals & Collection Management LLC, (fine art photography appraisals and collection management)
12431 Nova Drive
Houston, TX 77077
P.O. Box 821108, Houston TX 77282-1108
(713) 278-1584
[email protected]

Penelope Dixon and Associates (appraiser and consultant; appraisals for donation, insurance and fair market value for sales purposes, specializing in estates and archives)
303 10th Ave.
New York, NY 10001
Toll free: 1-877-APPRAISE(2777)
New York: (646) 736-7556
[email protected]

Terry Etherton, President (dealer/appraiser, 19th, 20th, and 21st century photography)
Etherton Gallery
135 South 6th Avenue
Tucson, AZ 85701
(520) 624-7370, (520) 792-4569 (FAX)
[email protected]

Monika Half, Consulting and Appraisals (fine art photography and related materials for donation, insurance, and damage/loss purposes)
One Garrett Place 3E
Bronxville, NY 10708
(914) 961-0480 (tel/fax)
[email protected]

Clifford Krainik (dealer/appraiser, 19th and early 20th century historical photographs, negatives, literature, and equipment)
Krainik Gallery
P.O. Box 527
Warrenton, VA 20188-0527
(540) 341-4062
(540) 905-5096 (cell)
[email protected]

Lee Marks Fine Art (dealer/insurance appraiser of 20th and 21st century photographs)
2208 E. 350 North
Shelbyville, IN 46176
(317) 398-9212, (317) 398-2242 (FAX)
[email protected]

Martin & Stapp (appraisers of fine art and historical photographs, photographic archives, and photographica for fair market value, tax, and insurance purposes)
Marie Martin
P.O. Box 448
St. Michaels, MD 21663
(410) 745-5411
[email protected]
Will Stapp
611 E Street, SE
Washington, DC 20002
(202) 543-0964
[email protected]

David Scheinbaum
Scheinbaum & Russek Ltd.
369 Montezuma Avenue, #345
Santa Fe, NM 87501
(505) 988-5116, (505) 988-4346 (FAX)
[email protected]

John Adam Staszyn (appraiser and consultant, 19th, 20th, and 21st century photographic prints, negatives, and photographic material for donation, insurance, estate tax, and resale)
325 East 21st Street, Suite 11
New York, NY 10010
(212) 260-6350
[email protected]

Jennifer Stoots (AAA Accredited Fine Art Appraiser, Certified in Photography)
Stoots LLC
P.O. Box 5883
Portland, Oregon, 97228
Telephone: (503) 708-9411
[email protected]

Dale W. Stulz (appraiser and consultant, fine art and historical photographs and related material)
Stulz Consulting & Appraisals
5441 West 138th Place
Hawthorne, CA 90250
(310) 643-0202, (310) 643-0292 (FAX)
[email protected]

Prepared by: P&P staff. Last updated: Feb. 2016.

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