Author Archives: Shirley

What does weather have todo with appraisal?

We’ve all seen the news stories of communities hard hit by tornadoes and other natural disasters. Try to think for a moment if that happened in your community, to your home. If you have collections of antiques and art, you might want to consider getting them insured. Most antiques and art need to be scheduled…

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Appraisal Fairs

This seems to be a popular time for appraisal fairs. I will be participating in three of them in two weeks. The next one will be held at Lancaster High School on Saturday, March 26, 12 – 3 at the Home and Garden Show. (The other two are over.) Appraisal Fairs can be great fund…

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International Society of Appraisers Conference

I recently returned from Nashville, TN, where the annual conference of the International Society of Appraisers (ISA) was held this year.  It’s a wonderful learning experience every year. We heard from the IRS Art Advisory Panel Chair, Joe Bothwell; from Leigh Keno on Integrity in the Marketplace and from other great speakers. I was so…

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How I Got Selected for American Pickers!

The question I get most often lately is, “How did you get selected to be on American Pickers?” In case you don’t know, American Pickers is the History Channel’s most popular show. It’s about two guys who drive around the country looking for vintage and antique items for their antique shop in Iowa. The answer…

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