AZ Family Estate Sales & Appraisals in Tucson, Arizona
Ours is a family business and we have a collective 30+ years professional experience valuing and selling household valuables, antiques and collectibles. Our specialty is in the area of antiques, sterling silver and collectibles.
For us, this is a passion and we enjoy helping people realize the full market value of their possessions. We realize that considerable trust is placed in us by our clients and we operate with honesty and integrity. AZ Family Estate Sales & Appraisals is licensed, bonded and insured. We are members of the Better Business Bureau and the International Society of Appraisers.
Lynn Jones Roberts
Lynn is an Accredited Member with the International Society of Appraisers (ISA) and is originally from Trumbull, Connecticut. She graduated from Boston College with a Bachelor of Science from the Carroll School of Management. She completed her Master in Business Administration at The University of Connecticut. Lynn’s expertise in marketing and business management evolved over her 21 year career in corporate marketing and new product strategies at General Signal Corporation, Procter and Gamble and Rain Bird Corporation.
Throughout her professional career, Lynn learned the antiques and collectibles business working alongside her mother at Whirligig Antiques. In 2009, Lynn launched the estate sale business and made it her full time profession. After completing several years of formal education in appraisals, Lynn added appraisal services to the business. She is actively pursuing continuing education in Art, Antiques and Appraisal studies.
Hildy Jones is the antiques and collectibles expert in the company with more than 30 years of experience as an antiques dealer. She graduated from Bucknell University with a Bachelor of Art, Rutgers University with a Masters in German, and has her teaching certification in History, English and German. During her more than 30 year career in education, Hildy taught Social Studies, English and American Studies. Her passion for history and antiques launched both Whirligig Antiques and AZ Family Estate Sales & Appraisals.
International Society of Appraisers
Uniform Practice of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) 2016-2017 Update Course
January 21-22, 2016
International Society of Appraisers Annual Conference
April 15-18, 2016
Appraising Modern and Contemporary Prints, New York University, April 2015
National Uniform Standards of Appraisal Practice, February 2014 (USPAP compliant 2014-2015)
Appraising Old Masters and Early American Prints, New York University, November 2014
International Society of Appraisers Assets 2014 conference: Quality vs. Price: The Value of Art in Our Consumer Culture, Michael Findlay, Director Acquavella Galleries, Serving as a Consultant and/or Expert Witness in Legal Proceedings, Peter Gaido, Esq., The Assessment of American Indian Objects, Gaylord Torrence, Curator The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Managing Art as an Asset Class, An Expert’s Guide to Identifying Religious Objects in the Decorative Arts, James Jackson, Jackson Auctions, All Things Russian, Silver, Faberge and Icons, James Jackson, Jackson Auctions, Challenging Valuation Assignments: The Nuts and Bolts of Fine Art Appraising, The Digital Revolution and the Democratization of Design, China Mania: The Market, The Trends and the Issues of Appraising Chinese Art, Susan Lahey, American Furniture Styles, part I and II, Appraising Oriental Rugs and Carpets, Ellen Amirkhan, ISA CAPP, Appraising Stamps & Coins, Brian Kathenas, ISA CAPP
International Society of Appraisers, Accredited Member in good standing
ISA Appraisal Studies Core Course – February 2012
Appraisal of Household and Residential Contents at New York University – April 2012
ISA Antiques and Residential Contents course – October 2012
Introduction to Appraising Rugs
New personal property appraisal service was added to the business to meet the needs of the community. After completing the rigorous education program of the International Society of Appraiser’s (ISA) Appraisal Report Writing Standard and Code of Ethics, Lynn became a Member in good standing of the ISA.
National Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice, November 2011 (USPAP compliant 2011- 2013)
American Furniture – 17th to 20th century
Appraisal of Fine Art at New York University – November 2010
AZ Family Estate Sales & Appraisals was founded by Lynn Jones Roberts. After a long and successful career in corporate marketing, Lynn decided it was time to focus full time on the passion she shared with her Mom. The company quickly developed a base in the Tucson, Oro Valley and Green Valley markets.
Whirligig Antiques was founded by Hildy Jones. Like many great businesses, this endeavor was all about turning a passion into a business. Hildy is an avid historian and teacher who focused her business on buying and selling items with a rich history which she in turn shared, passing the knowledge and provenance of each item onto it’s new owner. Antique collecting, buying and selling often becomes a family affair and Lynn soon joined Hildy in the business. And so began the tradition of knowledge and education in antiques, art and fine collectibles.
I can’t thank you enough for your help in getting my painting to the auction gallery. You helped me throughout the whole process and I really appreciate it.
Thank you so much for giving me all of the necessary information. I was totally in the dark about how to get started. Everyone you put me in touch with was patient and helpful.
It all started with your appraisal and the information in that has been very useful.
I’ve been telling everyone I know what a pleasure it was to work with you. And in addition to being so knowledgeable, you were an excellent ‘hand holder’.
From your very satisfied client,