Archive for the ‘succession planning’ Category

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)

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)

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)

Estate Art Planning

February 25, 2012 at 4:41 pm

Print Terminology & “stuff on the bottom”!

January 4, 2012 at 4:12 pm

The numbers on the bottom of a lithograph or other graphic usually appear as a fraction, with the denominator giving the edition size and the numerator giving the... (more)

Forgotten Assets; Art Succession Planning

January 25, 2010 at 11:47 am

Art succession planning should be an iatrical part of the estate planning process. Fine art and collectible collections present their own unique opportunities for a collector to reduce... (more)