Appraising & Consulting Services 
Our firm offers expert personal property appraisals for equitable distribution, charitable gifting, insurance and divorce purposes.

In addition, all appraisal reports are certified and individually designed to meet our client's needs. Our appraiser has a strong background in antiques and collectibles, as well as rare and unique items. AppraisingPlus has extensive experience working with individuals and the professional community.

We pride ourselves on meeting deadlines and are blessed to have 100% customer satisfaction.


Written Appraisals include:

  Appraisal report(s) with detailed identification and photographs

!   Explanation of the basis for the report

!   Explanation of any limiting or contingent conditions that affect the valuation

!   Qualifications of the appraisers and consultants used

!   Client confidentiality

Available upon request:

!   Report customization within the general rules and code of ethics of appraising

!   Tagging of items as identified in the report

!   Expert court testimony

Inventory services:

!   Basic – Photographs and item name only

!   Standard – Photographs with a short description

!   Deluxe – Photographs with detailed descriptions

Expert Witness services:

!   Testimony in defense of written appraisals

!   Litigation support in areas of expertise


!   Consultations to examine, evaluate, and express an informed opinion concerning current value, condition and marketability.  A consultation is NOT an appraisal and is not to be construed as such.

John C. Kline, GPPA, ISA
Certified Appraiser & Auctioneer

Original Illusions
4422 Durham-Chapel Hill Blvd
Durham, NC 27707

(919) 559-7561

Contact John Kline, GPPA Appraiser!

Contact John via phone or email above.  Or use this form!  Be sure to include any details and specific about any items you may want appraised!

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Our appraisers keep pace with market fluctuations with our extensive library of reference materials, ongoing seminars, current/past auction prices and extensive web-based training.

Our methods for value determination are consistent with the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice(USPAP) and always based on accurate and up-to-date research.

The Consulting Option

Consider the Consulting Option, which provides our clients with the opportunity to have a simple, professional appraisal of their belongings without the fees associated with a complete, USPAP certified appraisal. We find that this option gives our clients a better understanding of what they have before getting a complete appraisal. Watch this video to learn more about our consulting process!