Paz Rare & Used Books is always interested in purchasing books that fall within its specialty areas. Please contact Paz Books with single titles or collections of books that you think we may be interested in; no collection is too large or small. When producing a list of titles from your collection please include the publisher, the date of publication as well as a general idea of the condition of the book and dust jacket. Digital photos are always welcome.
Paz Rare & Used Books also prepare written appraisals for the following purposes:
- To Settle Estates – an appraisal performed at Fair Market Value, useful in satisfying IRS or legal requirements that is also beneficial in assisting in disbursement of property, and/or for distribution among heirs.
- For Insurance – an appraisal performed at Retail Replacement Value so adequate coverage may be arranged. This can be done on a single item, a collection or an entire household.
- For Donation – an appraisal performed at Fair Market Value to determine the value of charitable contributions.
- For Equitable Distribution – an appraisal performed to determine value of combined assets prior to division, most commonly for divorce settlement or dissolution or partnerships.
All appraisals are done objectively. Our first step in preparing an appraisal is understanding the client’s requirements. This is followed by essential research and careful valuation of the items. The resulting product is a written document incorporating these elements and identifying the property’s value for the stated purpose. Costs are based on an hourly fee.
Our appraisals conform to USPAP (Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice), the accepted practice for all IRS appraisals (for donation and estate settlements).
Please don’t hesitate to contact us.