We've gathered this list of the most commonly asked questions about our popular online appraisal service.

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Why should I get my item appraised online?

There are many reasons why you might want to know how much your art, antique or collectible item is worth... from simply satisfying your curiosity to having information for insurance purposes. At Mearto, our focus is on providing online appraisals to help customers sell their items at auction through Catawiki.

What is included in an online appraisal?

Our online appraisal includes a brief description of your item and two values. The fair market value is expressed as a range (a minimum and maximum estimate) and is what you could reasonably expect to sell your item for at auction. We get this range by analyzing recent auction results for comparable items.As a courtesy, we also provide either a suggested asking price or an automatically calculated insurance value.

How does an online appraisal work?

All you have to do is submit some images and information about your item with our easy-to-use online form.Once you’ve submitted an item to us, a specialist reviews it and typically responds within 48 hours. You will receive an email notification when your online appraisal is complete. If you have questions, you can communicate directly with the specialist who provided your online appraisal through our platform.

Can I get a certificate from Mearto to prove the value of my item

Sure! Once your online appraisal is complete, it can be downloaded as a PDF, so you can save, print and share it however you'd like.

Mow much does an online appraisal cost?

We charge $25 per item for a standard online appraisal, which you typically receive within 48 hours of purchase. We also offer attractive bulk rates for customers with three items or more.

Does Mearto offer a VIP service for customers with large collections?

Yes! If you have 10 items or more, please contact us at whiteglove@mearto.com to receive one-on-one support and special pricing.

What kind of items does Mearto appraise?

The short answer? Just about everything! Fine and decorative art, antiques, collectibles... If you can sell it at auction, we can appraise it online. For a list of our most popular categories, please click HERE.

What qualifications do your specialists have?

Our specialists are the best in the business. Many of our specialists have their own private appraisals practice and have worked for leading auction houses around the world, such as Bonham's, Sotheby's and Christie's.

Can I see some examples of online appraisals?

Absolutely! To view some of the items that our customers have chosen to make public, please click HERE.

Can I keep the details of my item and online appraisal private?

We take matters of confidentiality seriously and only share information about your item with the public when we have your explicit permission to do so. We are also happy to process anonymous requests. We need only an email address to let you know when your appraisal is complete!

My online appraisal is marked "conditional". What does that mean

Because we provide online appraisals in 48 hours or less, we are not able to verify the authenticity of every item that we evaluate. When an online appraisal is marked "conditional," the value provided is what the item would be worth if we assume that it is authentic.

Can Mearto authenticate my item?

Yes! We offer a wide range of additional services, from comparative analysis and provenance research to scientific analysis, that allow our specialists to authenticate and verify the value for certain works of fine art. Read more about these services HERE.

Can Mearto help me sell my item?

Through a unique partnership with a leading online auction site, we are pleased to offer the opportunity to sell your items to bidders around the world. To learn more please click HERE.

How can I get in touch med Mearto?

Visit our contact page and send us an email. We’d love to hear from you!