Kathleen Bailey


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Kathleen M. Bailey, ISA AAA is a co-owner and Certified Appraiser of Antique Appraisal & Estate Sale Service of Seattle/Bellevue, Wa. (Est 1975.) Bailey is USPAP tested and qualified. (Certification includes Antiques, Fine Art, Appreciable Residential Contents). Bailey appraises professionally for the public, attorneys, personal representative, estates, IRS and insurance requirements.

Kathleen has appeared on Antiques Roadshow since 1997 and her chosen speciality on the show is Glass. However, her business includes doing valuations for Furniture, Silver, Glass, Porcelain and much more, too numerous to list but basically Fine Antiques from 18th C through early 20th C. Items valued since 1975 numbers over 850,000 fine Antiques in many categories. Bailey owned and operated her Antique store from 1980 to 2012. Bailey also conducts high quality entire Estate Sales in the Northwest, mainly in the greater Seattle area. She has displayed and sold fine Antiques & Art at major shows in the Northwest from 1980 to the present.

In the start-up years of ISA, Kathleen served on the Board of Councilors and was Chairperson of the Ethics Committee. Bailey was one of the first 11 Certified Appraisers in ISA and has maintained her credentials with continuing education from the 1980s to the present. In addition to Antiques Roadshow, Bailey has appeared on KIRO and KOMO T.V. in the Seattle area.

Besides her extensive background in Antiques, she was a co-owner and an officer in Sound Steel Services, Inc. from 1969-2000. Sound Steel Services, Inc. completed the suspension of aircraft in the Museum of Flight’s Great Gallery at Boeing Field as well as constructing 100’s of area landmarks over 30 years in the steel business.

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