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Valuation, Information, and Provenance






Offers "free and unlimited on-line access to auction results, illustrated with pictures from auction houses around the world." Some areas of the site require a free registration.




The item search will retrieve information about upcoming auctions and price estimates. A past and upcoming auction search and dates and locations of appraisal days are also provided.




Auction results by date and information about upcoming sales. Print out a form from this site to request a free "auction estimate" of the value of a picture or collectible. The auction estimate requires a registration. You may also want to view past and upcoming auctions.


Freeman's Archive Search


Search archived catalogues using category, or keyword, or estimate, or a combination of all three.


Popsike - Viny Records Price Guide


This site reports what people are paying for records in auction houses and websites like ebay. Although the price may not reflect the value of the record, it shows what prices people are paying for it.


Skinner Archive Search


Search all archive catalogs by category or keywords. Results are limited to the last five years.


SAAM -  How Much Is Your Object Worth?


Price guides, online price guide resources, appraisers ans appraisals, and more. Research your art piece and find out its worth.




Event details, a specialist directory, and information about appraisals. Using a form on the site, ask one of the specialists to give an "auction estimate" of  an artwork or a collectible. Search the sold lot archive here.


Value My Stuff


Quick and inexpensive appraisals of art, antiques, and collectibles. For $10 per item (less if more than one), you will receive (in 48 hours) a report with your item's history and value and an online certificate held on their secure server so you can share your appraisal with others. 




Search Index to Print Catalogues Raisonne


"An online edition of The Print Council Index to Oeuvre-Catalogues of Prints by European and American Artists by Timothy A. Riggs, expanded and updated by Lauren B. Hewes. The database now contains entries for European and American printmakers, print publishers, and photographers and Japanese printmakers and photographers."


Smithsonian Institution Research Information System


Databases offered are: art inventories, a photograph archives catalog, and a pre-1877 exhibition catalog index.




The Art Loss Register


Requires a free registration to search whether an item has been reported lost or stolen.


The Getty Provenance Index Databases


Information from selected sales catalogs, public collections, and archival documents.


Nazi-Era Provenance Internet Portal


Aims to "provide a searchable registry of objects in U.S. museum collections that changed hands in Continental Europe during the Nazi era (1933-1945)."


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