As with other major art forms, ship models appreciate in value. Although a ship model appraisal and/or evaluation is a subjective opinion, it can be an educated one. At the Gallery, we realize the importance of having accurate, up-to-date values on models for the purposes of insurance, donations, etc., and our policy is to establish a value that reflects both the current replacement cost and current market value. As a result of our continual involvement in the construction of ship models, our attention to marketing trends, and active membership in the International Society of Appraisers , the Gallery can provide an appraisal based on knowledge rather than presumption. If logistics or geographic location do not permit a first-hand appraisal, we can derive an approximate value through the use of photographs and our appraisal questionnaire.