Oliver's has been appraising antiques, fine art, decoys, specialty collections and estates since 1970. Appraisal services are offered to individuals, businesses and law firms, whether it's for a single item, several items, or entire collections. Appraisals are prepared in written report form, or can be given orally.
Richard W. Oliver is a member of the National Association of Professional Appraisers (NAPA).

Free oral appraisals are given at office in Kennebunk, ME. Please call for an appointment.


  • Gold coin collection
  • Estate Jewelry collection
  • Golf collection for Jack Nicklaus Museum
  • Represented client in sale of flawless diamond ring for $18,000. (Client's jeweler had said ring was flawed and valued it at $8,000.)
  • Tiffany sterling flatware set (832 pieces) $125,000. Sold at for $247,000.
  • Artwork


  • Bernstein, Shur, Sawyer and Nelson - Portland, ME
  • Goodwin, Proctor and Hoar, Boston
  • William Gutfarb, Boston, head of the Jean Yawkey Foundation and executor of the Yawkey Estate
  • Henry A. Fleckenstein, Jr. (late), Cambridge, Maryland, foremost authority on waterfowl decoys; has written five books on the subject, all critically acclaimed.
  • C.A. Porter Hopkins, Maryland National Bank, Cambridge, MD
  • Jack Nicklaus (winner of 18 career major golf championslhips), North Palm Beach, FL - Appraisal of golf collection for The Jack Nicklaus Museum
  • Donald O'Brien, New York, NY, former chief attorney for the Rockefellers
  • Milbank and Tweed, New York, NY
  • Hodsdon and Ayer, Kennebunk, ME