Archive for the ‘Claims’ Category

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Preventative steps for fire losses

November 1, 2018 at 7:46 pm

Fire can destroy your property in just a matter of minutes. Aside from direct damage, fire creates other conditions that will affect your property. Burning material produces smoke... (more)

Stations of the Cross Restoration Project

September 26, 2018 at 7:08 pm

We were recently hired to restore two Stations of the Cross that had sustained water damage from leaking windows. The initial inspection was challenging as it required a... (more)

Ongoing risk assessment is imperative

September 8, 2018 at 2:36 pm

I often receive calls from insurance companies to assist them with identification, valuation and restoration on all types of contents from comic books, dolls, record albums and musical... (more)

It’s not always clear…

July 18, 2017 at 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)

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)

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)

Historic Preservation – FAST FACTS

May 16, 2016 at 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 at 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 at 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)

Understanding the Appraisal Profession

November 4, 2015 at 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)