Katherine Bates, Member, ISA



Katherine Bates
ISA member since Jun 14, 2017

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Kate is the managing partner of her family's company, Silvey Estate Sales. Previously, she enjoyed a 13-year career in nonprofit fundraising. Kate held development positions at the Newberry Library in Chicago and Girl Scouts of Eastern Oklahoma, and served as Director of Development for the Tulsa Library Trust and Tulsa’s Gilcrease Museum. Kate is a Member of the International Society of Appraisers. She also enjoys expanding her knowledge of antiques and collectibles through books, online resources, and attending other estate sales, antique markets, flea markets, and galleries.

A graduate of Tulsa’s Booker T. Washington High School, she holds a B.A. in Arts Administration from The University of Tulsa. Following her college graduation, she spent a semester abroad in Paris, where she completed the French Language Certificate from the University of Paris-Sorbonne.

In addition to her work, she enjoys serving on the boards and committees for several local nonprofit organizations. She is on the board of the TYPros (Tulsa's Young Professionals) Foundation and Young People of the Next Generation, and is on the fundraising committee for the Tulsa Garden Center. She and her husband support a number of organizations including Youth Services of Tulsa, Gilcrease and Philbrook Museums, Public Radio Tulsa, FabLab, and the National Parks Service.

Kate's hobbies include writing, wood turning, and singing in a band, Kate & The Burdens. She and her husband, Ely Bates, enjoy travel, cooking and entertaining, and spending time with friends and family, which includes cats Billy Joel and Leon Russell, and dog, Charley.


  • Consultant
  • Estate Evaluations
  • Estate Sales
  • Liquidator
  • Retail - Antique

Performs Appraisals Of

  • Antiquities
  • Art
  • Collectibles
  • Decorative Arts & Accessories
  • Furniture