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That Face, That Face, That Fabulous Face

April 24, 2018 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 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 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)