PLEASE DONATE TO THE HAYES JEWELRY COLLECTION AT THE ASPEN HISTORICAL SOCIETY
It happens; sometimes we no longer wear a piece, sometimes we inherit one and it's not really our style, sometimes we need a tax credit!
The Aspen Historical Society has started a collection of special pieces made by our company.
If you have a piece of Significant Craftsmanship.
Or if you have a piece of Historical Significance (such as a ski race trophy, time-period example, etc).
Please consider donating it to the AHS Hayes Co. Collection.
The Tax Credit: Allowable as a gift donation to a registered non-profit (2021 Maximum $15,000)
There is some paperwork required: A Gift of Deed form from the AHS, and a 3rd-party Appraisal.
I will do appraisals free of charge for items made by Jim Hayes or Steven Bates. If it's a piece made by myself (signed Bates) then another person has to do the appraisal (I will furnish a reference or you may have any other jeweler do it).
Appraisal values are made by today's price comparisons, less wear and tear.
That's right: If you bought a piece years ago for $200 and now it sells for $2,000 and is in good condition, you can take the tax credit for the updated amount.
To make arrangements for donation, contact Lisa Hancock at the Aspen Historical Society, Archives Dept.
(970) 925-3721 firstname.lastname@example.org