We have provided estate appraisal services for over 80 years for our clients, including numerous lawyers and trust officers in Pennsylvania, with a focus on the Philadelphia metro- and the tri-state area. Upon review of your items, we will prepare a notarized appraisal which will detail the current fair market value of all items, in accordance with the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP), which are the generally accepted standards for professional appraisal and probate practice in North America.

Our appraiser has extensive experience in detailing the current values of antiques, reproduction furniture, artwork, china, glassware, silver, jewelry, collectibles, automobiles, and incidentals.

As a full-service auction house, we can also work with you to sell the personal belongings of the Estate. Click for more details about selling at auction.

Meet Our Appraiser, John Turner

As Owner, President and CEO of Briggs Auction, I have a long standing history in working with executors, administrators, attorneys, and senior property owners. I understand both your needs and the needs of your clients to handle the delicate matters of personal property liquidation with expertise, consideration, and discretion.

In addition, I am a licensed auctioneer, and have achieved Graduate Personal Property Appraiser (GPPA), and Certified Estate Specialist (CES) designation from the National Auctioneers Association. I have worked in the Auction and Antiques fields and conducted property appraisals for estate purposes since 1980. I am a member in good standing of both the National Auctioneers Association and the Pennsylvania Auctioneers Association, and regularly attend continuing education seminars.

For any questions about Estate Appraisals, please contact me: 610.566.3138 or email