APPRAISALS BY ALLAN J. STYPECK
FREE VERBAL APPRAISALS EVERY MONTH
NEXT FREE APPRAISAL DAY
SATURDAY APRIL 29, 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 March 25 FREE APPRAISAL DAY brought more unique books and other items to our Rockville Warehouse store, including: Early glass plate photographs of Washington D.C. from the Matthew Brady studio • Original Charles Wilson Peale preliminary drawing of George Washington signed and dated by Peale 1783 • Confederate Army General Cadmus M. Wilcox’s copy of “Gettysburg What to See” with his annotated notes of the battle • Collection of American Indian artifacts • 2nd edition of Catlin’s “North American Indians” 1842 • Democratic Convention Book 1936 signed by Franklin Roosevelt • Collection of 16th and 17th century newspapers • Multiple autograph albums of authors and theatre performers late 19th-20th century including F. Scott Fitzgerald • Autograph album including President Grover Cleveland and his administration • Ships passport document signed by President Thomas Jefferson and James Madison • First editions of “The Grapes of Wrath” and “Rabbit Run” • Signed first edition of Betty Smith's “A Tree Grows in Brooklyn” • Signed first edition of Emile Zola’s “Le Capitaine Burle” • one page typed letter signed by Albert Camus to Langston Hughes • three page typed letter with hand written postscript signed by George Bernard Shaw pertaining to his American production of “Man and Superman”.
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