Posts tagged ‘Underwriters’

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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)

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)

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)

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)

Membership in the Irish IPAV !!

July 12, 2013 at 12:54 pm

I have just been accepted to join the Institute of Professional Auctioneers and Valuers in Ireland as an Overseas Member. I will now be offering appraisal services to... (more)

Do You Legally Own the Artwork You Possess?

August 13, 2012 at 2:00 pm

 ~ Legal Title ~ (as it pertains to works of art) The age old adage “possession is 9/10 of the law” does not always apply when dealing with... (more)

Significant problems found with current appraisals

February 24, 2011 at 3:38 pm

An appraisal is a record of an item to prove its existence, establish its identity and communicate a value through an established methodology. In reviewing a number of... (more)

Is It Fine Art, A Collectible Or An Antique?

April 21, 2010 at 9:52 am

Although any item could be placed into one or more of the following groups, there are some general guidelines for placing an item into a category…    Fine... (more)

Art Damage & Diminished Value

March 30, 2010 at 12:37 pm

An Observation on Diminished Value Conservators and restoration specialists Code of Ethics prohibits them from entering into the realm of appraisals as a clear conflict of interest. However,... (more)