I'm not sure if this is just a Missouri thing, but if the donation is more than $5,000 the donor must get the appraisal from an independent source.
It seems I have missed something in our community, a new museum in Decatur! I visited your website, and wow, is that building being actually built? It looks fantastic! Love the praying mantis.
Perhaps you could tell us more? Will the Cook be building a research collection of insects? We don't get a new natural history museum very often, so wave that flag!
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Thanks for this post! I am dealing with the same situation and finding it very difficult to get values for insurance purposes, etc. I would love to know how others handle this.
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From: Entomological Collections Network Listserve [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Luc Willemse
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Subject: valuation of insect collections
Here in the Netherlands there is a possibility for those who donated an insect collection to use the value of the collection for tax reduction. I am trying to prepare a policy document on this subject in which I want to specify the prices Naturalis is going to apply to specific categories of insects like mounted, unmounted, type material. Anyone out there who has done this exercise already and/or has a price-list which is used for similar purposes.
Thanks in advance for responding
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