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National Book Lovers Day – Aug. 9

August 9, 2019 at 1:06 pm

HAPPY NATIONAL BOOK LOVERS DAY!So here’s one “for the books”… This past may, #ForumAuctions in the UK offered a – Rowling (J.K.) Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, first edition,... (more)

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)

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)

The Candy Man

February 25, 2018 at 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 at 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 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)

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)

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)