Mindblow: The latest Claude Monet painting to hit the market sets a new price record for the impressionist.
Ever wondered why some baseball cards often thought of as a valuable collectible investment - and bring BIG prices at auction - when most others have little, if any, resale value? Learn a general dating system for cards that you can use as a guide to infer age, importance, and rarity - important factors that set real treasures apart from everyday trinkets.
Understanding the value of tangible property is critical when planning or administering an estate. Morgan Rigaud & Joey Thomas of Bryson Estates join forces with Taft Law attorney Dan Hoffheimer in conversation about the role of the appraiser in the estate settlement process with host Maryanne Zeleznik on Cincinnati Edition.
How important is condition? In determining the value of 20th century furniture and design, condition is one of the most important variables assessed by the appraiser. Keeping important pieces in good condition is crucial to preserving their value. Here’s how you can identify common condition issues that affect the value of mid-century modern furniture.
From still banks to oil paintings, militaria to Barbie Dolls, nearly every type of collectible personal property can suffer from degradation, corrosion, or deterioration caused by these five environmental factors.
How do you know which appraiser will provide you with the report that will be acceptable to your insurance company, your attorney, or your financial advisor? If you are an educated consumer, you will hire a USPAP-compliant appraiser and look to the report they produce and see if it complies with the Elements of a Correctly Prepared Appraisal.
Craquelure is the term we use to describe the visible network of cracks on the surface of a painting or object. This cracking is caused by the shrinking of paint or canvas. Appraisers of fine art recognize the pattern of craquelure on the surface of a painting or object is one of many factors analyzed in the determination of age and authenticity.