Posts tagged ‘collectibles’

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Star Wars Day – May 4th

May 2, 2019 at 2:12 pm

Star wars collectibles would seem to be a hot commodity. However, in researching over 1,100 lots that have come to auction this year, better than 50% FAILED TO... (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)

That Face, That Face, That Fabulous Face

April 24, 2018 at 8:28 pm

You hear a lot about artists and their muse, but we know one Frenchman who didn’t have to go any further than his own backyard to find the... (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 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)

I Passed the ISA Re-qualification Requirements

June 13, 2017 at 9:56 pm

I was notified today that I have passed the International Society of Appraisers re-qualification requirements effective until 2022! PRESS RELEASE

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)