APPRAISALS BY ALLAN J. STYPECK
FREE VERBAL APPRAISALS EVERY MONTH
NEXT FREE APPRAISAL DAY
SATURDAY FEBRUARY 25, 10AM-1PM.
ROCKVILLE SECOND STORY BOOKS
12160 Parklawn Drive, Rockville, MD 20852. (301) 770-0477.
Limit five items per person. First come, first served.
Join Allan Stypeck, Antiques Road Show veteran and currently a regular on MPT’s Chesapeake Collectibles, and share with like-minded collectors the excitement of discovering the history and value of rare books and other unique cultural artifacts.
The January 28 FREE APPRAISAL DAY brought more uncommon books, documents, photographs and autographs to our Rockville Warehouse store, including: An exceptional autograph album containing over 200 signatures, letters etc. Including George Washington and Albert Einstein and an autographed signed note from Abraham Lincoln to an admirer when he was in Philadelphia on his way to be inaugurated in 1861 • Frederic Bridgeman original watercolor • Lily Spandorf original watercolor • 1767 James Parker New York Colony printing of the Psalms of David for the Dutch Reform Church with the ownership provenance of Jacob Hardenbergh, as the first president of Rutgers College (Rutgers was founded by the Dutch Reform Church) • 1888 English translation of the suppressed edition of the Kama Sutra • Tennessee Williams, Signed, review copy of Summer and Smoke • Robert Frost, signed first edition of Masque of Memory • 1545 edition of Homer’s Odyssey • 1606 Polyglot Edition of Herodotus • Salesman’s dummy of Schmucker’s History in the Civil War in both English and German • William Lederer, Signed first edition of The Ugly American • Small Medal issued by the French military for valor in the Battle of Verdun • Exceptional collection of books relating to Western Americana • Signed and original illustrated children’s books • 1665 edition of the Confessions of Faith • Spanish 17th century Catholic church antiphonal manuscript.
ANSWERS TO FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
• At Second Story Books' monthly FREE APPRAISAL DAY, Allan Stypeck, Senior Member, American Society of Appraisers, provides verbal appraisals of value for insurance and replacement purposes.
• Free verbal appraisals of books, autographs, manuscripts, photographs, art.
• Limit five items per person.
• This event is held on the last Saturday of every month, 10 AM - 1 PM.
• No appointments: First come, first served.
• Located at 12160 Parklawn Drive, Rockville, MD.
• Free parking in front of the bookstore.
• Ten minute walk from Twinbrook Metro.
• Those interested in selling items of value may choose to consign them with Second Story Books. There is no fee charged for this service unless the item(s) sell.
PERSONAL PROPERTY APPRAISAL SERVICES
Allan J. Stypeck, Jr. is an accredited Senior Member of the American Society of Appraisers, specializing in all printed material, including books, manuscripts, archival papers, graphics and memorabilia. With more than 30 years of experience, Mr. Stypeck has prepared thousands of appraisals of personal property, including, in addition to printed matter, fine art, antiquities, Oriental art and objets d’art for individuals and corporations, government and private institutions, as well as colleges and universities throughout North America.
Please take a look at the link provided here, which lists some of the more interesting appraisals Mr. Stypeck has prepared over the past 15 years. This list is updated regularly. You are also invited to review Mr. Stypeck’s CV by clicking here.
Mr. Stypeck prepares personal property appraisals for the following purposes: donation, estate tax, sale, insurance and damage claims. Appraisal fees available upon request.
Appraisal inquiries can be made either by phone, mail or email.
Phone: (301) 770-0477 ext. 13
Mail: Allan Stypeck
Second Story Books
12160 Parklawn Dr.
Rockville, MD 20852
Allan Stypeck CV
Highlights of Appraisals Prepared by Allan Stypeck