The Observatory is the only certified appraiser of books in Alaska. Proprietor Dee Longenbaugh appraises books and antiquarian maps singly and in lots for libraries, individuals, and estates.
The condition of a book or map determines at least a third of its value. Therefore, Dee
has to see the item, either in person or in a digital photo, before she can appraise it.
Dee appraises efficiently and accurately. As part of each appraisal, she provides a written, signed appraisal and federal tax form.