Ripley Auctions and Appraisal Services has a 30-year history assessing the value of estates, collections and personal property for a worldwide audience. Our appraisal consultants include a cadre of internationally recognized art and antiques experts with experience at the highest levels of the industry. Senior Appraiser J. Scott Keller being the most recent addition.  Scott joined the Ripley Appraisals team after founding and successfully running Blackard and Geiger Appraisals for 31 years, as the preeminent personal property appraiser in the Midwest.  Our in-house team of nine professionals work closely with clients to provide the highest level of expertise. Dan and Dave Ripley are third generation Indianapolis art and antique professionals. Owner Dan Ripley has written feature articles for professional collector publications and has been a presentation speaker at the national convention of the International Society of Appraisers.

Contact Dave Ripley for more information:


Cell: (317) 657-0191

Office: (317) 251-5635

Appraisal Services: All Appraisals conform with the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) of The Appraisal Foundation, Washington, D.C.

Types of Appraisals: Ripley Appraisal Services complete appraisals for private individuals, attorneys, accountants, insurance agents, museum curators, college administrators, executors and personal representatives of estates, estate planners, bank trust officers, real estate agents, etc.

Personal Property Appraisals
Written Certified Appraisal Reports
Fair Market Value for  Estates, Guardianships or Trusteeships
Retail Replacement Value for Insurance Scheduling
Fair Market Value for Bankruptcy
Estate Equitable Divisions and Gifts
Retail Replacement Value – Used for Sale
Fair Market Value for Divorces, Donations and Damage/Loss
Insurance Replacement Coverage
Consultation Services- Ripley Auctions and Appraisal Services work closely with clients to understand their requirements and offer an array of additional services.


Potential Sale Estimates (Estimated Range of Value)
Auction House Estimate of Value Consultations
Restoration and Conservation Consulting
Pre-loan Museum Inventory and Appraisal Valuation Services
Consulting on Buying and Selling
Collection Assessment and Cataloging
Collection Inventory Management and Curation
Pre-loan Museum Inventory and Appraisal Valuation Services
Sampling of Appraisal Clients

Museums- Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indiana Motor Speedway Hall of Fame Museum, Children’s Museum of Indianapolis, Conner Prairie, Ball State Museum of Art, Eiteljorg Museum, Indiana University Museum of Art, Sheldon Swope Art Museum, Morris-Butler House
Schools, Colleges and Universities- Indiana University Foundation, Indiana State Museum, Taylor University, Ball State University, Butler University, University of Notre Dame, Wabash College
Estates- Earl Townsend, Virginia V. Ball,  Wilbur Shaw, Judge James Anton, George Hipp, Mrs. Robert D. Orr, Elizabeth G. Fortune, Mary F. Hulman, Ruth Lilly, Fred Duesenberg, Clarence Cagle,
Attorneys- Barnes and Thornburg, Ice Miller; Bingham, Farrer & Wilson; Locke Reynolds; Scopelitis, Arvin, Light & Hanson, Robert York & Associates
Insurance Companies- Allstate, Farm Bureau, State Farm, Safeco, Farmers Insurance, Indiana Farmers Mutual
Examples of Collections Appraised: Fine Art, Antiquities, Fine and Costume Jewelry, Native American Artifacts, Italian Glass, Sculptures, Bronzes, Sterling Silver, Russian Icons, Tiffany Glass and Lighting, Tapestries and Textiles, Sports Memorabilia, Americana, Folk Art, Primitives, Advertising, Asian Antiques, MCM Design and Furniture, Autographs and Documents, Motor Sports and Indy 500, Books, Clocks, Designer Clothing, Coins, Contemporary Art, Decorative Arts, Entertainment, Furniture, Militaria, Musical Instruments, Minerals, Photography.

Certifications and Memberships: American Society of Appraisers Personal Property Levels 1-5, Ethics and Standards, Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (U.S.P.A.P.)