Luper Companies

T.C. Luper & Co., Inc. Realtors

Luper Auction Galleries

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© 2019 Luper Companies

Physical Address:  5902 Jefferson Davis Hwy. Thornburg, VA

Mailing Address.:   5902 Jefferson Davis Hwy. Woodford, VA 22580

VAAR: 2908000897  

VA. Rel. Lic: 02254042113

NC Broker# 35279

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Luper Estate Appraisals

A written statement, independently and impartially prepared by a qualified appraiser,
setting forth an opinion of defined value of an adequately described property,
as of a specific date, supported by the presentation and analysis of relevant market information.

1983 North American Conference of Appraisal Organizations

At Luper Auction Galleries you can add to that definition a rich history which allows us to accurately appraise to fair market conditions, an extensive record of serving as a court appointed expert witnesses in both Federal and State courts and a highly qualified staff with expertise in all areas of appraisals.

Being an auction gallery provides us with the distinct advantage of being current on fair market conditions and market trends.


Our appraisal reports consist of a detailed inventory, valuation and appraisers certification provided by a professional, certified appraiser, presented in compliance with the code of ethics of the American Society of Appraisers and the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice.

Types of Appraisals
Luper provides Three basic types of Appraisals which are designed for specific situations:

Fair Market Value - a price at which "a willing buyer and seller," neither being under any obligation, would agree to complete a sale. Fair market value is used for estate tax, estate planning, charitable contributions or other purposes.

Replacement Value - a monetary value necessary to replace property with something of similar origin, age, quality, condition or provenance from a gallery or dealer, public auction, commissioned dealer or other consultant. This type of appraisal is provided strictly for insurance purposes where certain property may be scheduled separately from a blanket homeowner's policy.

Example  “REPLACEMENT COST” Appraisal Item

Chippendale Side Chair: Mahogany, 1780, Probably Philadelphia,
Shell Carved and Shaped Crest Rail, Pierced Ribbon Splat, Shell
Carved Front Rail. Acanthus Carved Knee, Cabinet Leg, Ball and
Claw Foot Added Glue Black Behind Front Left Leg. Needle Point Seat.
$ 9,000.00

Liquidation value - a monetary value given to property that is sold or changes hands under forced or limiting conditions such as bankruptcy. It is provided for commercial and judicial purposes.

Updating Appraisals:
Luper maintains confidential copies of all appraisals for future changes and updates. Certain areas of personal property will be more sensitive to market conditions and could require frequent updates.

Let Luper Companies knowledgeable staff assist with your Client’s Appraisal needs. Luper appraisals can be conducted on site or at our Gallery with a guaranteed fast response.

Appraisals for Every Need
Luper Auction Galleries can provide accurate detailed appraisals in all major areas of property ownership; Fine and Decorative Arts, Furniture and Jewelry as well as Commercial and Industrial Property and for all types of situations.

Our extensive client base consists of the following...

Financial Institutions

  • Trust Departments, Estate Executors & Tax Planning

  • Commercial Loan Departments for Business Evaluation and Liquidation Retail, Machinery, Office, Computer and Electronics, Medical, Restaurant, and most any tangible asset.

  • Gift Tax

  • Insurance

  • Insured Replacement Cost for Policy Schedules

  • Casualty Loss Claim Appraisals


  • Family Division Purposes

  • Divorce Purposes

  • Estate Executors and Tax Planners

  • Bankruptcies



  • State and Federal Courts and Government Agencies

  • Museums & Colleges

  • Corporations

  • Individuals

  • Charitable Contribution

  • Expert Witness Testimony


1973 - 1982 Southern Antique Gallery & Exchange, Inc. Antique Appraisals, Auction and

Estate Cataloging and Photography, Estate Evaluations, Business Work Outs, Purchasing and Importing from the United Kingdom.

1982 - 2019 Luper Auction Galleries Serving the Mid-Atlantic States in corporate asset and

estate evaluations, appraisals, distribution and liquidation.



Various Seminars in conjunction with Sotheby's, Christies, and William Doyle Galleries of New York throughout Virginia, New York, New England and the United Kingdom.



Historical Cataloging and Research with Various Museums, Colonial Williamsburg and Newport

Historical Society, Newport, RI for Goddard-Townsend School of Furniture of the 18th Century.



Expert Witness’s and Adviser's to Federal Bankruptcy Court and State & Local Courts through out Virginia, District of Columbia, North Carolina and Florida


PAST SERVICES FOR: (1982 - Present)


Bankruptcy Trustees Throughout Virginia VA, NC, MD, DE, CT Elder Care Attorneys/Conservators Virginia and Surrounding States VA, NC, SC, MD Various Trust Depts & Attorneys Throughout Virginia VA, NC, SC, MD, DE, NJ 1st Union/Wachovia/ The Money Store /Wells Fargo, Union, NJ & Sacramento, CA Virginia. North Carolina, Small Business Administration District of Columbia Virginia, NC, Ct. Md. Dist of Columbia

Shirley Plantation Charles City, Virginia Charles City, Virginia U.S. Bankruptcy Court Virginia VA, MD NC Colonial Williamsburg Williamsburg, Virginia Williamsburg, Virginia Valentine Museum Richmond, Virginia Richmond, VA Va Museum of Fine Arts Richmond, VA Richmond, VA Henrico County Henrico County, Virginia Henrico, VA University of Richmond Richmond, Virginia Richmond, Virginia Travelers Insurance Richmond, Virginia Richmond, Virginia Internal Revenue Service Washington, DC & Richmond, VA Washington, DC & Richmond, VA Barnett Bank Palm Beach, Florida Florida Dominion Bank Roanoke & Richmond, Va. Virginia The FBI & Treasury Department Richmond & Washington, DC Virginia, Maryland, North Carolina TransAmerica Small Business North Carolina & Virginia Virginia & North Carolina Central Fidelity Bank Throughout Virginia Virginia & North Carolina Sun Trust Bank, Trust Department Throughout Virginia Virginia Bank of America Trust Dept. NC, Florida & Virginia NC, Florida & Virginia Law Firms Throughout the Mid-Atlantic Throughout the Mid-Atlantic

And Many Other Satisfied Clients

PAST SERVICES FOR: (1982 - Present)

Bankruptcy Trustees
Elder Care Attorneys/Conservators
Various Trust Depts & Attorneys
1st Union/Wachovia/The MoneyStore/Wells Fargo
Small Business Administration
Shirley Plantation
U.S. Bankruptcy Court
Colonial Williamsburg
Valentine Museum
Va Museum of Fine Arts
Henrico County
University of Richmond
Travelers Insurance
Internal Revenue Service
Barnett Bank
Dominion Bank
The FBI & Treasury Department
TransAmerica Small Business
Central Fidelity Bank
Sun Trust Bank, Trust Department
Bank of America Trust Dept.
Law Firms

Throughout Virginia
Virginia and Surrounding States
Throughout Virginia
Union, NJ & Sacramento, CA
District of Columbia
Charles City, VA
Williamsburg, VA
Richmond, VA
Richmond, Virginia
Henrico County, VA
Richmond, VA
Richmond, VA
Washington, DC & Richmond, VA
Palm Beach, Florida
Roanoke & Richmond, VA
Richmond & Washington, DC
North Carolina & Virginia
Throughout Virginia
Throughout Virginia
NC, Florida & Virginia
Throughout the Mid-Atlantic

Charles City, VA
Williamsburg, VA
Richmond, VA
Richmond, VA
Henrico, VA
Richmond, VA
Richmond, VA
DC & Richmond, VA
Throughout the Mid-Atlantic