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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)

Downsizing? Inheritance? Ageing-in-Place?

April 24, 2017 2:09 pm

See my recent appearance on Golden Opportunities TV Airs Sundays on WKYC TV channel 3 in Cleveland at 11:30 am https://youtu.be/xGpZhXARLDA Check out all of my Personal Property... (more)