Wire & Tool Auction
The Barbed Wire Collector
Page One: Books
Page Two: Books,
Page Three: Wire
Being a Collector
Joseph F. Glidden
The appraisal service is sponsored and approved by The Symposium,
Antique Barbed Wire Society, Devil's Rope Museum, and Kansas Barbed
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
that will be negotiated between the appraiser and the customer.
- The customer will deliver and pick-up items to
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