We offer collectors, fiduciaries, accountants, attorneys, insurance companies, and institutions a full range of appraisal services for books, autographs, manuscripts  and archives. Formal written appraisals of single items and entire libraries adhere to current standards and practices. Fees vary based on the location, size, and scope of the project. 

Tom Lecky is a Certified Member of the Appraisers Association of America and is USPAP compliant.



Appraising, advising and bookselling are each strictly compartmentalized practices, and are kept very much separated from one another to avoid all conflicts of interest. When Tom Lecky is engaged as an appraiser, he recuses himself from any potential sale transaction, and works independently and without pressure to either buy or sell the appraised property.


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Lecky Art Group LLC


We appraise property for a variety of purposes:

  • Estate Tax
  • Insurance
  • Financial Planning
  • Charitable Donation
  • Equitable Distribution
  • Fair Market Value


For more information please call (914) 216-1336 or e-mail



We help institutions address a variety of issues relating to their holdings, and understand the responsibilities of institutional caretakers to properly manage their collections. These services range from appraisals, collection development, and deaccessioning to advice on preservation and conservation.