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This is the second and final part of my thoughts on appraising wine aptly titled;

May 13, 2013 at 5:39 pm

Know Your Grapes – Appraising Wine  ~~ Part Deux ~~  As with any appraisal, when selecting a qualified appraiser look for a formal, up to date, education in appraisal theory,... (more)

Check your insurance coverage…

May 13, 2013 at 5:36 pm

The following is an excerpt from a blog by The Center for Art Law. Flaum v. Great Northern Insurance Company. Lesson: Review the policy for adequate coverage             While insurance... (more)

Know Your Grapes – Appraising Wine

April 9, 2013 at 6:44 pm

Know Your Grapes – Appraising Wine   Selecting an appraiser for your valuable assets is difficult enough; don’t get “tanked” over selecting one for your wine collection!  ... (more)

Building a collection on your own? Consider this…

October 1, 2012 at 11:25 am

Whether you are collecting jewelry, vintage cars, wine or artwork, the transition into a serious collector involves knowledge, relationships, record keeping and preservation. Can you fill all of... (more)

Do You Legally Own the Artwork You Possess?

August 13, 2012 at 2:00 pm

 ~ Legal Title ~ (as it pertains to works of art) The age old adage “possession is 9/10 of the law” does not always apply when dealing with... (more)

Estate Art Planning

February 25, 2012 at 4:41 pm

Print Terminology & “stuff on the bottom”!

January 4, 2012 at 4:12 pm

The numbers on the bottom of a lithograph or other graphic usually appear as a fraction, with the denominator giving the edition size and the numerator giving the... (more)

Art Loss – Fraud, Theft or Damage

March 9, 2011 at 1:36 pm

It’s more exciting and newsworthy to talk about theft. The FBI’s art theft program Web site states: “Art and cultural property crime – which includes theft, fraud, looting,... (more)

Significant problems found with current appraisals

February 24, 2011 at 3:38 pm

An appraisal is a record of an item to prove its existence, establish its identity and communicate a value through an established methodology. In reviewing a number of... (more)

Visual Media Deterioration

August 3, 2010 at 3:45 pm

There are many mediums on which visual media can be stored. Today I would like to touch on the problem with the deterioration of VHS and Film media.... (more)