One of the biggest pitfalls for an individual attempting to do research on antiques is that they have no idea of the sites that are known for unrealistic pricing. They […]
Although there is evidence that Romans played backgammon on special boards, the games table did not become popular until the concept of the Medieval ‘great hall’ gave way to the […]
There comes a time in every one’s life that it is necessary to sell belongings – your own or someone else’s. Garage sales are one way but what if your […]
Occasionally an appraiser is required to appraise an object that belonged to a well known individual, alive or dead. Determining value for said object presents a conundrum for the appraiser on many levels.
“A wine label is worth 100 years of experience.” Have you ever heard that saying before? This saying refers to the amount of information that can be gleaned from a […]
One of the biggest benefits of getting an antique appraisal is finally being able to know what it is that you have – and what it might be worth. It’s possible, however, for you to do some basic research yourself.
Occasionally a person comes across an object that speaks to the quirky side of one’s personality. It doesn’t have to be old. As a matter of fact I love my […]
There may come a time when you will want, or need to know, how much your – or someone else’s – personal possessions are worth. It might be because you plan to […]
Just what is an antique? Are you curious about something you own? How old is it? Is it worth anything? I will be teaching a course at Metro Continuing Education on […]
Have you ever inherited or purchased a piece of furniture that just didn’t smell right? I have, and I paid for my mistake in terms of money and time invested. […]