Ripley Auctions has a thirty-year history in the valuation of estates, collections and personal property, serving collectors worldwide.

Our clientele consists of but are not limited to, private individuals, attorneys, accountants, insurance agents, museum curators and advancement professionals, college administrators, executors and personal representatives of estates, estate planners, bank trust officers, real estate agents and corporations.

We are pleased to share that Senior Appraiser J. Scott Keller is a partner and consultant to Ripley Appraisal Services, with over thirty-one years in the profession.

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!

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

Please contact Dave Ripley [email protected] or 317-251-5635, option 3 to schedule a consultation.

Certified Personal Property Appraisal Reports offered:

-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 for Damage and Loss
-Fair Market Value for Divorces
-Fair Market Value for Charitable Contribution


-Consulting on Buying and Selling
-Collection or Item Assessment and Cataloging
-Collection Inventory Management and Curation

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, Richmond Museum of Art, Eskenazi Museum of Art 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, Irving Katz, Margaret Rapp, Robert Bornes

LAW OFFICES: Barnes and Thornburg, Ice Miller, Bingham, Farrer & Wilson, Locke Reynolds, Scopelitis, Arvin, Light & Hanson, Robert York & Associates, Faegre Drinker, Harden Jackson

INSURANCE AGENCIES AND COMPANIES: Allstate, Farm Bureau, State Farm, Safeco, Farmers Insurance, Indiana Farmers Mutual, Hylant Group, Chubb, Shepherd

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, Contemporary Art, Decorative Arts, Furniture, Militaria, Musical Instruments, Minerals, Photography.


-International Society of Appraisers
-American Society of Appraisers
-Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (U.S.P.A.P.)

Email Dave Ripley HERE or call 317-251-5635 option 3 to schedule a consultation.