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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)

New Personal Property Appraiser Qualification Criteria

April 7, 2017 6:14 pm

The Appraisal Foundations’ (TAF), Appraisal Qualification Board (AQB) has established  new Personal Property Appraiser Qualification Criteria to be effective January 01, 2018. The Criteria establishes minimum requirements for... (more)

Recent restoration of music memorabilia

March 8, 2017 9:47 pm

Here are a couple images of a recent restoration that we did on some smoke damaged autographed drum heads. Music memorabilia included autographed albums, drum sticks and drum... (more)

Historic Preservation – FAST FACTS

May 16, 2016 4:06 pm

Preservation Fast Facts…   >More than 4.8 Billion Artifacts are held in public trust by more than 30,000 archives, historical societies, libraries, museums, scientific research collections, and archaeological... (more)

Risk Management for Collections

May 16, 2016 3:54 pm

Risk management and insurance are two different but interrelated functions when discussing adequate collection care and protection. Protection in the context of this article will mean indemnification not... (more)

Are you using qualified appraisals?

May 8, 2016 6:44 pm

It is estimated that only approximately 25% of collectors insure their fine art or other specialty property. Why are the other 75% choosing not to? Some feel that... (more)

Irish Artist Basil Blackshaw Passes Away

May 3, 2016 1:59 pm

Tributes paid on death of County Antrim-born artist… Tributes have been paid to the Northern Ireland artist Basil Blackshaw after his death aged 83. He was regarded as... (more)

Just Published Today: Ensuring That Your Valuable Collections Are Equally Divided

February 8, 2016 2:51 pm

See my new article published on DivorceMag.com “How to Ensure That Your Valuable Collections Are Equally Divided” Assisting the parties of divorce and their council with handling valuable... (more)

Understanding the Appraisal Profession

November 4, 2015 4:04 pm

In a recent article written by David S. Bunton, President of The Appraisal Foundation (TAF), and published on the Huffington Post’s website, Mr. Bunton explains what to look... (more)

All Appraisers Aren’t Created Equal

June 22, 2015 7:04 pm

There is a lot being written now about hiring qualified appraisers to value your personal property. To help drive that point home, I would like to tell you... (more)