About Us

Holgate Appraisals professionally appraises estates, personal property, collections, fine art and antiques. We are unique because we combine our appraisal service with a conservation laboratory, as such we can also authenticate and technically analyze artwork that we appraise. All our appraisals are researched and written according to the Appraisal Foundation's approved standards and regulations. Fees are strictly based on the work performed and not on the result of any expected appraisal. All client information and valuations are held in strictest confidence.


Richard Holgate and Scott Haskins have over 50 years of combined experience in examining, evaluating and appraising fine art, antiques, collections and estates.

Richard Holgate

Richard Holgate is a personal property appraiser with specialties in fine art, antiques and estate appraisals. He has over 25 years of experience in valuing estate collections and antiques, and has marketed Fine Art and Antiques both in Europe and the United States. He is an accredited member of the International Society of Appraisers.

Scott Haskins

Scott Haskins brings over 30 years of experience in authentication, conservation, and technical analysis. He as served as a consultant to the US Government and numerous institutions and collections. He is also the author of "How to Save you Stuff from a Disaster" and is the President of FACL, Inc.