Appraisal & Estate Services

Merrill's Auctioneers & Appraisers are Vermont’s leading appraisers. We have worked with museums, institutions, and private collectors. We offer a variety of appraisal services for our clients to suit their individual needs. If you are considering selling an item and would like a verbal assessment of its value we are happy to do this at no charge. Our staff will examine your things and offer auction estimates and advice. For smaller objects, we are available at our gallery in Williston, VT Monday-Friday 9:00 am - 4:00pm (A phone call ahead of time is advised). For larger items or whole estates, we will gladly travel to your location at no cost.

If you have questions about your antiques, or would like to send photos for our consideration, we are also available by email at For clients requiring a written appraisal for insurance, estate division, fair market value, or tax purposes, we charge $150 per hour with a one hour minimum. We charge travel time one way for this. Our qualified appraiser will carefully examine your items and prepare a report listing the items to be covered. Current wait times following an appraisal are 3-6 weeks unless prior arrangements are made.