Ripley Appraisal Services


Ripley Auctions has a thirty-year history in the valuation of estates, collections and personal property for a world-wide audience to establish the estimation of what individual pieces will probably sell for at auction. Our knowledge resource team includes a cadre of internationally-recognized art and antiques experts with experience at the highest levels of the profession.

Ripley Appraisal Services will now offer written Certified Appraisal Reports for all of your related personal property needs: Insurance Scheduling; Family Division; Estate Settling; Charitable Donations; Divorce; and Inventory.  This paid service will be of use to attorneys, bank trust officers, the collector community, claim adjusters, heirs, executors, and insurance agencies and companies.

Senior Appraiser J. Scott Keller is very pleased to announce his association with Ripley Appraisal Services, serving as Senior Appraiser and Of Counsel, while continuing to serve his clients, after over thirty-one years in the practice.

Scott’s company, Blackard and Geiger, Limited, has been noted for a number of high-profile appraisals.  Scott was President of The Decorative Arts Society for seven years, and President of the Asian Art Society for two years, both at The Indianapolis Museum of Art/Newfields.  Scott taught courses in art history of the decorative arts at the Herron School of Art and Design, in Indianapolis, for fourteen years as well.

Brothers Dan Ripley and Dave Ripley are third-generation Indianapolis art and antique professionals, with extensive experience both from owning a retail gallery and from their internationally-acclaimed auction house history.

The research to establish valuations for auction is the same research to establish values for Certified Appraisal Reports, so now Ripley Appraisal Services brings over sixty years of expertise to the appraisal profession!

Please contact Dave Ripley at [email protected], 317-657-0191(c) to schedule a consultation.