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Thomas H. Dodge
William Edenborn
Isaac Leonard Ellwood
Joseph F. Glidden
Jacob Haish
Phillip Moen
Ichabod Washburn
Barbed Wire Appraisal Service

The appraisal service is sponsored and approved by The Symposium, Antique Barbed Wire Society, Devil's Rope Museum, and Kansas Barbed Wire Museum.

Official Guide
Value guides are accepted by the sponsoring entities and are used for the pricing of barbed wire, planter wire, fencing tools and related items. The value guides are updated annually at the meeting of The Symposium in October.

Appraisers are knowledgeable in the areas of barbed wire, planter wire, fencing tools and related items, but are not certified with any state or national certification boards or agencies nor are they responsible for any litigation, injuries, or damages that may result. Appraisers are available in varied areas of the U.S.

  • The customer will pay a fee for appraisal service that will be negotiated between the appraiser and the customer.
  • The customer will deliver and pick-up items to be appraised or arrange for such.
  • The appraiser will furnish the customer with an official signed appraisal from along with a copy of the value guide used for the appraisal.
  • An official record will be kept on file by the sponsoring organizations of all appraisals.
  • An appraisal for an IRS tax credit requires the completion of special forms and must be approved by the Antique Barbed Wire Society, which is a 501-C tax-exempt organization.

Devil's Rope Musuem

California Barbed Wire Collectors Association

Ellwood House

Joseph F. Glidden Homestead & Society

Kansas Barbed Wire Museum
Jacob Haish Mfg. Co.