How can I find a reliable and honest antique appraiser?

My 91 y/o neighbor died in July '09. I just got a lot of antique items from her house. Her 'kids' ages early 70s asked if I wanted them. They don't have the time or patience to deal with appraising and selling. I have a bad taste in my mouth about dealers. I just to know what to look for in finding... show more My 91 y/o neighbor died in July '09. I just got a lot of antique items from her house. Her 'kids' ages early 70s asked if I wanted them. They don't have the time or patience to deal with appraising and selling. I have a bad taste in my mouth about dealers. I just to know what to look for in finding a reliable and honest appraiser.
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