About Barbara Preston

Aspen Art AppraisarsCollector’s Fine Art Appraisal, Barbara Preston, principal owner and appraiser, has been serving Aspen & Vail, Steamboat & Telluride, areas for over 20 years and in the art industry for 30 years.

New York University and the Appraisers Association of America, NY, are the primary sources of Barb Preston’s formal appraisal education and credentialing.

Barbara’s areas of expertise have expanded dramatically over the years, education, travel and training, exposure and knowledge, directly correlating to the breadth of collections and personal property inherent to the area.

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Insurance Appraisal

Homeowners often inaccurately value their possessions by using original bills of sale or...

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Damage/Loss Appraisal

These appraisals can be complicated given an appraiser must first establish the value prior...

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Estate Appraisal

The IRS requires a qualified appraiser, USPAP compliant for submission of Estate Tax...

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Donation Appraisal

A formal appraisal for artwork or collectibles must be submitted to the IRS for a donation of five...

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Dissolution of Marriage Appraisal

This category is the least utilized and most beneficial valuation of all. Couples often use bills of sale...

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Equitable Distribution Appraisal

Estates and families often use this type of appraisal for planning, selecting, and distributing...

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Old Masters through Contemporary Art ▪ American, Latin, European, Asian & Middle Eastern
Paintings & Drawings ▪ Prints & Multiples▪ Sculpture ▪ Decorative Art ▪ Antiques ▪ Folk Art
Ethnographica & Native American Artifacts ▪ Persian & Oriental Rugs, Textiles ▪ General Furnishings & Contents Pianos & Musical Instruments