Alderfer Auction Expands its Appraisal Services in the Main Line with the Hire of Allyson Babcock

Alderfer Auction Expands its Appraisal Services in the Main Line with the Hire of Allyson Babcock

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Alderfer Auction Expands its Appraisal Services in the Main Line with the Hire of Allyson Constant Babcock

The Pennsylvania based Alderfer Auction today announced the hiring of Allyson Constant Babcock as Appraiser and Sales Associate. Babcock has more than 8 years in the Auction and Appraisal industry.

Babcock will be offering appraisal services to individuals, attorneys, insurance professionals, trust companies, financial planners, museums and historical societies on the Main Line and surrounding areas. Ms. Babcock produces professional appraisals for the purposes of insurance, estate tax, equitable distribution, and personal interest.

“There is an organic demand for appraisal services from attorneys to individuals. Babcock’s product expertise, auction industry experience and appraisal certifications not only satisfy our customer’s expectations, but also the geographical expansion goals of the Company,” states CEO and owner, Sherry Russell.

Allyson Constant Babcock grew up in Orient, NY, the easternmost town of Long Island’s North Fork. It was in this historic small town that her love of history and antiques began. From a young age, Allyson was submersed in the decorative arts world, training her “eye” for fine antiques and art by attending shows and visiting shops and galleries across New England and throughout New York. Her father, Douglas Constant was an antiques dealer, collector and appraiser for over 40 years.  Throughout his career as proprietor of Douglas Constant, Inc., he imparted much of his knowledge to Allyson.  Ms. Babcock’s areas of expertise include American Furniture & Decorative Arts, American Fine Art, and general residential contents.

Allyson Constant Babcock holds a double bachelor degree from Brown University in American Civilization (Material Culture) and Organizational Behavior & Management. She also obtained a certificate in Appraisal Studies by completing the Appraisal Institute of America’s CASP program (Comprehensive Appraisal Studies Program). Ms. Babcock is an associate member of the Appraisers Association of America. She is currently applying to become an accredited member. Her appraisals conform to the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice. USPAP has now become recognized throughout the United States as the generally accepted standard of appraisal practice for all appraisal disciplines.

Prior to venturing into the business of appraising, Ms. Babcock worked for the Alderfer Auction Company in Hatfield, Pennsylvania. Here, Allyson learned the day-to-day operations of an auction house and became the lead cataloguer for their quarterly fine and decorative arts auctions where she researched and catalogued thousands of items for estate auctions.

Babcock resides on the western mainline in Malvern with her husband and two boys (ages 16 and 13).  They are involved in the community volunteering for the Great Valley School District, Great Valley Crew Club, and Boy Scouts of America, Troop 76.  They enjoy spending summer weekends at their home on the Eastern Shore of Maryland on the Sassafras River. 

Alderfer Auction services Montgomery, Bucks, Berks and Chester counties, as well as the tri-state area. Alderfer Auction provides, Auction, Appraisal, Transitions & Downsizing and Real Estate Services that work with individuals, families, financial advisors, accountants, banks, estate, elder law attorneys and insurance companies. For more information, visit, call 215.393.3000 or visit Alderfer Auction at 501 Fairgrounds Rd., Hatfield, PA.