Independent appraisers

The following list of appraisers in our region is offered as a convenience to those who have donated, or who may be considering donating, material to the University of Virginia Library. These appraisers have given us permission to list their names and contact information, and have supplied a description of their fields of expertise. Inclusion on this list does not imply endorsement by the University of Virginia.

You may find other appraisers by consulting the Antiquarian Booksellers’ Association of America website.

Additional resources include:

Appraiser Experience and Areas of Specialization
Art Beltrone
Beltrone and Company
PO Box 125
Keswick, VA 22947
(434) 296-1288
Military manuscripts, documents, letters, diaries and ephemera, American Revolution-Vietnam. Specializing in American Civil War. Also militaria from all eras, American and foreign. Since 1970.
Paul Collinge
Heartwood Books, ABAA
5 & 9 Elliewood Avenue
Charlottesville, Virginia 22901
(434) 295-7083
General and scholarly book collections, University [of Virginia] and Virginia material, American History (including manuscripts), Jefferson, Madison, Monroe, Literature first editions, Medicine and Science”
Scott Fennessey
Blue Whale Books, Inc.
115 West Main Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902
(434) 296-4646
Appraiser of rare or out of print books in all fields with 10 years experience. Actively seeking new business and willing to travel.
Mary Gilliam
Franklin Gilliam: Rare Books, ABAA
218 W. South Street
Charlottesville, VA 22903
(434) 979-2512
Manuscripts, books, photographs, etc., “in such fields as: English and American literature and history, European literature and history, printing history and fine printing, bibliography, medicine and Americana.”
Jerry N. Showalter
Post Office Box 84
Ivy, Virginia 22945
(434) 295-6413 evenings
 Americana of all types, books and manuscripts