Qualifications

Mike Wall


MIKE WALL is a “Traveling” personal property appraiser and estate sale organizer. No Place is too far!
Mike has a strong background in fine art and antiques, is degreed in Art History, university trained in appraiser studies, completed course material with the Gemological Institute of America, and a Sotheby’s program in London. He has owned three antique and fine art galleries since 1977 (to 1995) and has done certified appraisal work since 1978 – often appearing in court as an expert witness.
A world traveler and retired military officer, Mike is a professional appraiser who also does “Treasure Hunt” appraisal events for retirement communities, charity events and other miscellaneous group functions.



Mike Wall Qualifications

Education:

  • BA in police administration – San Jose State University
  • Art History major – University of WA
  • Certification Program in Appraisal Studies – Southampton College, Southampton, NY
  • Ten day program with Sotheby’s London, UK
  • Gemological Institute of America - Diamond Course
  • Various and sundry seminars and in-field specialty classes

In-field experience (from 1977)

  • Owned three Seattle Antiques and fine art galleries
  • Personal property appraising since 1978
  • Managed estate liquidations since 1999
  • Appeared in court as expert witness – litigations, marriage dissolutions, arbitration:
    • King county Superior
    • Court Burien District Court 
  • One- man Antiques appraisal forums for retirement homes, charities, Senior Centers, Kiwanis, Lions, Rotary Club, Home and Garden Show etc.
  • Currently, provide appraisal and liquidation services to eight Western WA counties (we have contracted appraisal assignments in California and Michigan)

Certifications:

  • * Antique Appraisers Assoc. of America
  • * National Association of Independent Fee Appraisers

Affiliations:

  • Appraiser’s Coalition of WA
  • North Mason Chamber of Commerce
  • Listed in Honors Edition of, Cambridge Who’s Who Registry of Executives and Professionals, Honor’s Section
  • Better Business Bureau of WA

Professional Standards:

  • All appraisal assignments and reports follow the standards as required by USPAP (Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice) – The Appraisal Foundation, authorized by Congress as the Source of Appraisal Standards and Appraiser Qualifications
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