G.I. Joe Turns 75

June 17, 2017 marked the 75th anniversary of G.I. Joe’s debut. Joe was first drawn and published by Chicago native Irving David Breger (1908-1970) in the very first…

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3 Easy Tips for Appraisal Preparation

Contrary to the image given appraisals by programs like Antiques Roadshow, professionally written appraisals are very serious documents. They are products of diligent research that must respond to…

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2017 USPAP Update Complete!

Earlier this week, I completed a 7-hour update course on the Uniform Standards of the Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP), which is required to maintain membership in the International…

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Condition is King!

In real estate, it’s all about location, location, location. In personal property, it’s condition, condition, condition!

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Rare Book Stewardship

Book collecting is very much an act of faith. The general state of this field has long since shifted from what you could afford to buy to what…

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