Mr. Thomas Lecky, AAA Certified

Lecky Art Group LLC

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Manuscripts and Historical Documents; Rare and Antiquarian Printed Books

Member Type

Certified Member


Charitable Donation; Estate Tax Liability; Insurance

Appraiser's Statement

Tom has been active in the international books and manuscripts market for 29 years, and provides collectors, estates, fiduciaries, and institutions a full range of appraisal and advisory services. Located just outside of New York City, Tom travels throughout the United States.

As the former head of the Books and Manuscripts department at Christie's, where he worked for 17 years, Tom has extensive experience with printed books, autographs, manuscripts, and archives in all fields and time periods. He prepares Estate Tax, Insurance, Financial Planning, Charitable Donation, Fair Market Value, Institutional Loan and Indemnification appraisals. Whether appraising a significant individual item, a complex archive, or an entire institutional special collections library, Tom manages the specific demands of each project.  

Tom was educated at Stanford (MA English and American literature) and Columbia (BA English literature) and is a member of the Grolier Club, Bibliographical Society of America, and the Manuscript Society of America. Tom has successfully completed the 15-hour course and exam on the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) and is a certified member of the Appraisers Association of America in Rare and Antiquarian Printed Books and Manuscripts and Historical Documents.