Unless you plan to keep the vaule of the donationbelow $ 5,000, you'll need
a professional appraisal, according to IRS regulations.
Take it from a professional rceord appraiser (working on 6 as we write).
I'll be glad to discuss this with further by phone or off the list.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Randi Millman-Brown" <[log in to unmask]>
To: <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Wednesday, April 28, 2004 2:09 PM
Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Record collection query
> All the recordings are classical - I feel I need to add some value to
> the collection, since I will be donating part of it, and need to have
> some amount of
> value listed - probably an average per record.
> On Apr 28, 2004, at 1:27 PM, Steven Smolian wrote:
> > Classical or popular?
> > Why do you need to know the prices?
> > Steve Smolian
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "Randi Millman-Brown" <[log in to unmask]>
> > To: <[log in to unmask]>
> > Sent: Wednesday, April 28, 2004 12:10 PM
> > Subject: [ARSCLIST] Record collection query
> >> Hello,
> >> I am new to the list and have a question about trying to evaluate the
> >> value of a collection of recordings
> >> I recently inherited from my father. I have approx. 7,000 records,
> >> mostly LPs, some 78s...that I need to set a value to.
> >> I have just purchased a copy of a new book titled "The Rare Records
> >> Collectors Price Guide" which I ordered from the
> >> UK, which I hope will help me set some market value to some of the
> >> records.
> >> I am wondering how others in this field, figure the value of some of
> >> their records. My accountant suggested I could also check out the
> >> prices records
> >> are getting on ebay but I don't think that's the most reliable guide
> >> to
> >> market value.
> >> I am in the Visual Resources field, and understand the difficulty in
> >> evaluating large collections of items, but sound recordings are out of
> >> my league.
> >> Any help would be most appreciated.
> >> Sincerely,
> >> Randi Millman-Brown
> >> Ithaca, NY