There is good reason why museums, courts, insurance companies, and
banks accept only our appraisals. Its because our revolutionary
appraisal technique uses TWENTY-EIGHT VARIABLES (like taxidermist
reputation, specimen condition, rarity, and provenance) for specimen
evaluation. We input these variables into our copyrighted mathematical
formula (Duncans Equation).
We begin with a "replacement" method, then factor out
the "recreational element" of the hunt. We subtract the
potential opportunity to collect more than one animal on an expedition.
We compare this base value to museum purchases and matching federal
grants for similar animals. We then search our computers for evidence
of federal court rulings on values of similar game mounts.
The best appraisal uses several different methods to determine
value, not just horn length and record book listing. We have found,
in our over 35 years experience, that you need all 28 factors to
achieve a true value that will hold up under close IRS and insurance
This is why we can guarantee our appraisals to be accepted while
other appraisers cant. Isnt this the kind of protection
To learn more about our appraisal expertise, visit the Chicago Appraisers Association web site. CAA is the oldest appraisal firm in the Midwest, specializing in art appraisals, antique appraisals, and art donations and museum services.