Holly Nelson, ISA CAPP - Certified Appraiser, Antiques, Furnishings + Decorative Arts



Holly Nelson
ISA member since Nov 24, 2009

(612) 419-5105 (Office)

serving all of Minnesota
Serving Nationwide

Braham, MN 55006 map

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& Expert Trial Witness  

Nelson's Appraisals and Consulting successfully forges solutions by providing professional personal property appraisals and consulting services nationwide.  As the owner, Ms. Nelson brings a wealth of information as a formally trained personal property appraiser and is a Certified Appraiser Member of the prestigious International Society of Appraisers.  She boasts years of overall diverse market experience which has enabled her to gain expert experience with a wide range of knowledge in the field of personal property valuation.  Ms. Nelson has real world experience in litigation support and serving as an expert trial witness.

Past Clientele Include:  Attorneys, Government Agencies, Fiduciary Managers, Estate Executors, University and Educational Facilities, Insurance Companies and Claims Managers and Private Individuals

Education and Experience
International Society of Appraisers

* Formally Trained and Tested Professional Personal          Property Appraiser
* Accredited in Antiques and Residential Contents
* Independent Studies in Appraising Fine Art

Expert Appraiser for the Television Show
“American Pickers”
Cineflix Production – New York, New York

Advanced Report Writing Training 
International Society of Appraisers, Chicago, IL 

Core Course in Appraisal Studies
International Society of Appraisers, Chicago, IL 
Appraisal ethics, business practices, appraisal objectives, intended uses, market identification, authentication and analysis, terminology, research methods and skills, professional conduct, report writing, legal aspects of appraising, case studies, expert witness and I.R.S. report writing.

Antiques and Residential Contents Accreditation
International Society of Appraisers, Chicago, IL

SEAK - Expert Trial Witness Training
International Society of Appraisers, Chicago, IL

Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisers Compliant (USPAP 2018/2019)
International Society of Appraisers and
The Appraisal Institute, Minneapolis, MN

Expert Trial Witness Course
American Society of Appraisers, Chicago, IL

CHUBB Insurance Masterpiece Protection Network Specialist
Chubb & Son Insurance, Chicago, IL

Certified Personal Property Appraiser
Certification Training

Continental Auction and Appraisers School, Mankato, MN

International Society of Appraisers
Annual Conferences
Using comparable sales in appraisal reports; American Folk Art seminar

International Society of Appraisers
Due Diligence and Comparable Sales Seminars

Published Author
Specialty Publications

Business Training- Metropolitan State University
Enterprise Development and Consulting, Saint Paul, MN

Certified Auctioneer
Continental Auction and Appraisers School, Mankato, MN

Isanti County Historical Society Board of Director,
Cambridge, MN(retired)

City of Braham Park Council Board of Director,
Braham, MN(retired)

Five Years Insurance Claims Processing Experience,
Eden Prairie, MN(retired)
Allstate Insurance




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


  • Appraisal Review
  • Consultant
  • Damage Claims
  • Divorce Settlements
  • Donations
  • Equitable Distribution
  • Estate Evaluations
  • Estate Probate
  • Estate Tax
  • Expert Witness
  • Insurance Claims
  • Non-Cash Charitable Donations

Performs Appraisals Of

  • Antiquities
  • Art
  • Bronzes
  • Business Contents/Inventories
  • Ceramics
  • Collectibles
  • Decorative Arts & Accessories
  • Engraving & Etching
  • Equipment - Office
  • Furniture
  • Judaica
  • Lamps & Lighting Fixtures
  • Memorabilia
  • Orientalia
  • Paintings
  • Photography & Photographs
  • Porcelain
  • Pottery
  • Prints
  • Sculpture
  • Silver
  • Textiles
  • Tiffany Studio Lamps
  • Tools - Modern
  • Watercolors

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