Rachel T. Wescott grew up in New York in the world of collecting, museums and auctions. She has traveled extensively, living in Europe and Japan, honing her eye for style and value by exposure to international markets.

She has worked twenty years with major regional auction houses starting at Ross Auction House under the ownership of Mrs. Ross, followed by Pettigrew Auction Gallery, appraising, assembling a nationwide catalogue, and handling a great variety of antiques, collectibles, jewelry, ceramics and household property, thus educating her perception of worth and learning first-hand the interactions of buyers and sellers in the auction arena.

Rachel Wescott is herself an active collector, with valuable contacts and good will among the regions collectors, dealers and retailers.

She is committed to excellence in appraising, having graduate level training in Value Science as designed and supported by the American Society of Appraisers, now working towards accreditation. In addition Ms. Wescott has successfully completed training and testing in the meaning and use of the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice, the standard accepted by the Federal Government and its agencies for the conduct of appraisals, and passed the Code of Ethics exam.

Rachel Wescott had the honor to do the appraisal of the furniture and decorative arts of the Rosemont Museum in Pueblo, Colorado.

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1974 – 1975 Cornucopia Antique Store, Colorado Springs, Colorado.

1978 – 1993 Ross Auction House, Colorado Springs, CO. Personally trained by Marie Ross, for many years the leading force in Estate settlement.

1993 – 1995 Pettigrew Auction Galleries, Colorado Springs, Colorado.

1995 – 1996 Partner, Value Counselors LLC. Appraisal Service. Colorado Springs, Colorado.

1996 – Present Rachel T. Wescott & Associates, Inc. Appraisal  and Estate Sale Services. Bonded, Insured.


1995 – American Assoc. of Appraisers Conference, New York.

1995 – 1996 American Society of Appraisers professional training: Personal Property Valuation, Denver, Colorado. Levels PP201: Introduction to Personal Property Valuation. Certificate awarded.

PP202: Personal Property Valuation Methodology-Research & Analysis. Certificate awarded.

PP203: Personal Property Valuation Report Writing. Certificate Awarded.

PP204: Personal Property Valuation-Appraisal Practice and Standards. Certificate awarded.

1998 – 2006 – 2015 Professional training and testing: Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice.

1998 – 2006 American Society of Appraisers Code of Ethics Exam

2004 – Van Briggle Symposium. Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum with David Rago, Dr. Martin Eidelberg, Richard Sasicki.