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National Book Lovers Day – Aug. 9

August 9, 2019 at 1:06 pm

HAPPY NATIONAL BOOK LOVERS DAY!So here’s one “for the books”… This past may, #ForumAuctions in the UK offered a – Rowling (J.K.) Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, first edition,... (more)

Star Wars Day – May 4th

May 2, 2019 at 2:12 pm

Star wars collectibles would seem to be a hot commodity. However, in researching over 1,100 lots that have come to auction this year, better than 50% FAILED TO... (more)

2019 is my 20/10

January 2, 2019 at 2:21 pm

2019 marks my 20th year as an International Society of Appraisers accredited personal property appraiser and my 10th year as Principal of Emerald Art Services, LLC. Your support... (more)

Preventative steps for fire losses

November 1, 2018 at 7:46 pm

Fire can destroy your property in just a matter of minutes. Aside from direct damage, fire creates other conditions that will affect your property. Burning material produces smoke... (more)

Stations of the Cross Restoration Project

September 26, 2018 at 7:08 pm

We were recently hired to restore two Stations of the Cross that had sustained water damage from leaking windows. The initial inspection was challenging as it required a... (more)

Ongoing risk assessment is imperative

September 8, 2018 at 2:36 pm

I often receive calls from insurance companies to assist them with identification, valuation and restoration on all types of contents from comic books, dolls, record albums and musical... (more)

Elected to Board of Directors

June 20, 2018 at 3:04 pm

I have been elected to the Board of Directors for the Artists Archives of the Western Reserve and will be serving on the Development Committee. I am very... (more)

That Face, That Face, That Fabulous Face

April 24, 2018 at 8:28 pm

You hear a lot about artists and their muse, but we know one Frenchman who didn’t have to go any further than his own backyard to find the... (more)

The Candy Man

February 25, 2018 at 5:52 pm

If you can guess the name of this “sweet” guy, we’ve got a kiss for you! He was a native of Pennsylvania. He started as an apprentice ice... (more)

The Man Who Drew Too Much

December 28, 2017 at 9:40 pm

Although writer Clemente Moore described a jelly-bellied Santa in his poem “Twas the Night Before Christmas”, it was artist Thomas Nast who truly brought the beloved character to... (more)