Archive for the ‘appraisals’ Category

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The Importance of Appraising Contents for an Estate

August 7, 2017 at 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)

Grab Your Scuttle Mug and Lather up!

July 5, 2017 at 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 at 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)

Good Head on Your Penny

June 13, 2017 at 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 at 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 at 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 at 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 at 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 at 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 at 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)