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The Man Who Drew Too Much

December 28, 2017 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)

The Importance of Appraising Contents for an Estate

August 7, 2017 3:43 pm

As the English proverb stated: “Where there’s a “will” there’s a long lost relative. Well, maybe not, but it would have been correct, at least sometimes!   While... (more)

It’s not always clear…

July 18, 2017 4:56 pm

I recently appraised a large glass collection for a client. A number of pieces were from a company started right here in Ohio, Heisey Glass.   There were... (more)

Grab Your Scuttle Mug and Lather up!

July 5, 2017 3:03 pm

No, I’m not talking about your favorite java in the shower.   Scuttle mugs were a popular item in the mid to late 1800’s. Scuttle mugs were actually... (more)

A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words…and $100,000

June 20, 2017 1:58 pm

No one would call Abe Lincoln “pretty as a picture”, but that didn’t stop photographers of the time from taking plenty of ‘snapshots” of the great American President.... (more)

I Passed the ISA Re-qualification Requirements

June 13, 2017 9:56 pm

I was notified today that I have passed the International Society of Appraisers re-qualification requirements effective until 2022! PRESS RELEASE

Good Head on Your Penny

June 13, 2017 1:45 pm

You’ve probably heard that Indian Head pennies are great collectibles and worth some good money. And that’s true – to a degree. The Indian Head is popular because... (more)

Lincoln Wore Glasses

June 6, 2017 1:29 pm

Opera glasses were once as common as – – – well, as common as operas, and just as elaborate! The first opera glasses were actually little telescopes. There... (more)

Art & Artifact Preservation Facts

May 30, 2017 1:35 pm

American museums, libraries, archives, historical societies, and scientific research organizations are visited 2.5 billion times a year. 1) More than 4.8 Billion Artifacts are held in public trust... (more)

Too Much Stuff? Here are some valuable tips for SELLING YOUR TREASURES!

May 23, 2017 12:13 pm

There are many possibilities for selling anything-but especially specialized items. Here are some options:   Sell it yourself. Place ads in the local classifieds/little notices in the supermarkets/etc.... (more)