Auction results are a large part of the data an appraiser interprets to for their value conclusion – but they … More
Pretty sure this didn’t end well.
Contrary to the image given appraisals by programs like Antiques Roadshow, professionally written appraisals are very serious documents. They are … More
Every so often I’m asked about the most rare and valuable item or collection I’ve evaluated. Was it Saddam Hussein’s … More
The phone rings. The voice on the other end is tinged with exasperation. “My family is working through my late … More
New clients sometimes come to me with the belief that an appraisal is the same as an authentication. It is … More
Everyone dreams of being the lucky devil we hear about every so often who picks up a piece of artwork … More
In this new series of blog posts, I’m going to outline basic concepts and terminology used by appraisers that will … More
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From the Manion’s years: February 2003 Early 20th century. Gold bullion Austrian double headed eagle mounted over two acorns and bullion twist, … More