2023

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Dear Climate Activists

Artifactual History Appraisal

After I was shocked last week to see a major arts journal publish an article endorsing continued attacks on artworks, my resulting thoughts coalesced in the form of a heartfelt letter to the climate activists contemplating future attacks. Dear Climate Activists, First I will start with the positive. I respect your concern for the environment and I also care deeply about the threat of climate change.

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Book Review - Rauschenberg: Art and Life

Art Appraisal Resources

Rauschenberg: Art and Life - third edition, hardcover. Robert Rauschenberg, (US 1925 - 2008). This beautiful book is a feast for the senses, with inspiring visuals, stories of collaboration, and creative boundary-breaking techniques. This book is a visual storytelling journey of a groundbreaking and influential artist from the 20th century who inspired millions of younger artists.

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Documenting Your Art Collection

Fine Art Estates

Most Fine Art Insurance professionals will agree that the best way to ensure that an insured loss is settled quickly and fairly is by properly documenting your art collection. Being able to easily provide your insurance carrier with images, acquisition paperwork, and provenance information is only one of many reasons to keep detailed collection records.

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Are You Saying No to Future Business?

The Appraiser Coach

I’ve begun to notice that retirement is starting to creep up on me a little bit, and I’m starting to wonder if I’m really ready. I recently decided to get. Read More.

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How Will the New Corporate Transparency Act Affect the Art World — and You?

Artnet News

A Q&A with our crack art law team in advance of important new regulations. The post How Will the New Corporate Transparency Act Affect the Art World — and You? appeared first on Artnet News.

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Understanding Verbal Jewelry Consultation Services

Buckhead Jewelry Appraisers

Understanding the true worth of your jewelry goes beyond its aesthetic appeal. More importantly, you need to know the monetary value of your item. Jewelry consultation is a specialized service designed to know the value of your precious pieces. In this article, we will help you understand the significance of seeking professional verbal consultation to determine the value of your cherished jewelry.

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How to Get the Best Price for Your Gold and Silver Coins

Antique Appraisers Auctioneers

If you have a collection of gold and silver coins you want to sell; you want to ensure you get the best price possible. However, selling coins can be tricky, as many factors can affect their value and demand. Here are some tips to help you get the best deal for your precious metals. Find a Local Coin Dealer The easiest and fastest way to sell your gold and silver coins is to visit a local coin dealer near you.

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Taylor Swift’s Birthday Purse

Dr. Lori Ph.D. Antiques Appraiser

Taylor Swift's Birthday Purse was a gift from the Kansas City Chiefs Owners as the pop superstar turned 34. Dr. Lori reveals how the Judith Leiber vintage-inspired bejeweled microphone clutch purse is going to make a big impact on the resale market and on purse values.

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A New Solstice Celebration

Reagan Upshaw Fine Art

No artworld topics this month. But here’s an article I published five years ago in The Country and Abroad magazine. It’s relevant to a time of year that is always dark, but this year seems darker than usual. Photo courtesy Wikipedia Commons On December 21, a few years back, I attended a Winter Solstice celebration. The leaders of the celebration were a bespectacled, self-identified Native American, who looked and dressed like everyone else except for the birch-bark headdress he was wearing and

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Handcrafted Silver King Baby Mens Rings

John Thomas Jewelers

Looking for a way to express your unique sense of style? Look no further than Handcrafted Silver King Baby Mens Rings. Imagine wearing a sleek sterling silver ring, meticulously handcrafted by the renowned brand King Baby. These rings are not only durable, but they also exude a sense of edgy sophistication. Whether you're looking to make a bold statement or prefer a more subtle design, Handcrafted Silver King Baby Mens Rings offers a wide range of options to suit your individual taste.

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Personal Property vs Real Estate Appraisal: What's the Difference?

Prime Appraisals

Understanding the concept of personal property estate appraisal is vital for anyone dealing with assets, whether it's for buying, selling, or planning an estate. An appraisal, in simple terms, refers to the process of determining the value of a particular item or property. In the case of a personal property estate appraisal, it's all about figuring out the worth of personal belongings.

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Estate Tax Planning Strategies for Art Collections

Art Appraisal Resources

Estate tax planning is crucial for individuals to manage and minimize the tax implications of transferring their wealth and assets to future generations. Effective estate tax planning not only ensures the preservation of wealth for beneficiaries but also contributes to their overall financial security and long-term goals. Incorporating art collections into estate planning presents some unique challenges or considerations due to the nature of valuing and distributing art assets.

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2023 Retrospective

JB Jewels

I’d like to thank everyone who has supported my business this year. It has been an absolute pleasure helping you create your favorite pieces of jewelry, evaluate your tasteful collections, and sell breathtaking estates in New York City and beyond. In 2024, I wish you health, happiness, and sparkle! Please enjoy this slideshow of all the custom pieces I created this year.

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Principles of Prosperity: The Final Word

The Appraiser Coach

I’ve recently been posting about what I call the “Principles of Prosperity.” I’ve been hoping to give you a brief introduction that will pique your.

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Finley’s Art World Spotlight: Lowe Art Museum Bubble & Brunch, 2023

Anubis Appraisal and Estate Services

Lowe Art Museum Annual Art Basel Miami Beach Bubbles & Brunch Event: December 10, 2023 Celebrating fun times at the Lowe Art Museum Annual Art Basel Miami Beach Bubbles & Brunch event One of my favorite events to attend during Art Basel Miami is the Bubble & Brunch event at the Lowe Art Museum event. Textiles were prominently featured and sold in many Art Basel booths this season.

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The Essential Guide to Jewelry Appraisal and Insurance

Buckhead Jewelry Appraisers

Getting jewelry insurance is a responsibility that goes with owning fine jewelry. Having jewelry insurance ensures the protection of your jewelry from financial loss due to theft, loss, or damage. Jewelry appraisal for insurance is the most essential requirement for getting jewelry insurance. Standard homeowners' or renters' insurance may provide some coverage for your personal belongings, including jewelry.

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What is American Art? What You Need to Know About Buying Native-American Art

Antique Appraisers Auctioneers

American Art Buyers Define Art American Art is typically refers to art that comes from the North American colonies and the United States from a variety of art methods such as paintings like the ever-popular realistic landscape and portrait pieces from the era. The term can be used more loosely, however, to include art from all of America such as North and South America.

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ASA Newsroom - Gems & Jewelry - Untitled Article

ASA Newsroom - Gems & Jewelry

This month, our strategic initiatives were centered around active participation in key appraisal profession events, the introduction of new educational programs, recruitment of new members, promotion of our innovative ASAConnect online community, and highlighting upcoming significant educational offerings. Events I, along with Past International President Richard Berkemeier and a distinguished panel of experts, engaged in a session on “How Connectivity Affects Aircraft Values” at the

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Goodwill Vase Sells for $107,100

Dr. Lori Ph.D. Antiques Appraiser

Goodwill vase sells for a big bucks at auction. The rare Murano glass vase sold for $4 at Goodwill. It brought a whopping $107,100 on the auction market from a mid century modern collector. What should you look for when thrifting? How do you sell it? Dr. Lori reveals how much money the seller really got when her thrift store glass vase sold at auction.

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Artnet Auctions Specialists Discuss Their Favorite Lots From the Final Cut Sale

Artnet Auctions

The sale also features important and iconic works by Keith Haring, Gabriel Orozco, Ed Ruscha, and more. The post Artnet Auctions Specialists Discuss Their Favorite Lots From the Final Cut Sale appeared first on Artnet News.

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Wedding Ring Trends for 2024

John Thomas Jewelers

Are you curious about the truth behind the theory of upcoming wedding ring trends for 2024 ? Look no further, as we delve into the exciting world of innovative designs that are set to dominate the scene. This year, vibrant colored gemstones like yellow and teal sapphires are stealing the spotlight, injecting a burst of personality into engagement rings.

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How to Win Your Property Tax Appeal: Proven Solutions and Strategies

Prime Appraisals

Are you tired of paying high property taxes? Looking for effective tax appeal solutions to reduce your financial burden? We've got you covered! In this article, we will provide you with proven strategies and solutions that can help you win your property tax appeal. Property tax appeals are a vital tool for homeowners and property owners to challenge their property assessments and potentially lower their tax bills.

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Evaluation to Valuation: Navigating Fine Art Appraisals

Art Appraisal Resources

How do you place value on something as intricate and subjective as fine art? In this post we explore fine art valuation and appraisal, how an appraisal is conducted and the different types of art appraisals. How a Fine Art Appraisal is Conducted A fine art appraisal conducted by a certified appraiser starts with a thorough inspection of the artwork.

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Christmas Gift Giving: Antique Gift Ideas for the Holidays

Jerry's Antiques and Estates

Enjoy the appeal of Christmas antique gifts this holiday season—they speak volumes about thoughtfulness, history, and individuality. The ideal present, in our opinion at Jerry’s Antiques, captures the essence of the occasion. Give your loved ones timeless gifts that capture the season’s spirit as a Christmas surprise. Give the Gift of History and Charm with Unique Antique Gifts The donor and the recipient have a particular place in their hearts for antique Christmas gifts.

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You’re Chasing a Dollar… What’s the Dollar Chasing?

The Appraiser Coach

I talked recently in another post about the fact that money is a tool that we use to keep track of value. Money really has no value in and of.

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Finley’s Art World Spotlight: Design Miami, 2023

Anubis Appraisal and Estate Services

Design Miami, 2023: December 8-10, Convention Center Drive, Across from Art Basel I always enjoy taking a break from Art Basel to focus on International Contemporary Design at Design Miami. Don’t miss one of my favorite galleries, Ippodo Gallery from Tokyo and New York. Jesee Gross, Gallery Associate, is so knowledgeable! Some of my favorite highlights from the gallery are Hajime and Yasuo Ishikura, two Japanese brothers who have pioneered the art of superb iron molding.

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How to Avoid Scams When Selling Your Jewelry

Buckhead Jewelry Appraisers

Do you have jewelry that you no longer use, yet they have so much sentimental value? If you do, you can sell your jewelry to make some extra cash and de-clutter your collection. You may have to be careful in selling your jewelry because of potential scams loitering everywhere. Selling your jewelry should always be a smooth experience. It should be an enjoyable and seamless process.

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No Respect – And a Sigh of Relief

Reagan Upshaw Fine Art

As a young dealer of American art, I sometimes looked enviously at dealers in Old Masters and French Impressionist art. Not only did they have excuses for frequent trips to art fairs in Europe, but they also had a worldwide clientele. The major Impressionist and Modern sales at Sotheby’s and Christie’s were black-tie, invitation-required, champagne-fueled, evening affairs with plenty of what the daily papers called “celebs” in attendance.

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Choosing the Right Diamond

JB Jewels

WOULD YOU CHOOSE A Natural, Lab-Grown, OR INHERITED Diamond? Everyone deserves a diamond that they truly love. This is what I tell all of my clients. While not all of us are lucky enough to inherit a diamond, we all have the option to create our own custom engagement ring. Recently, a client came to me looking to do just that for his girlfriend. They had been discussing their engagement and spoke about the possibility of using an inherited diamond they already owned.

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Unwrapping the Joy: Antiques Fairs for Christmas Shopping

IACF

The holiday season is upon us, and it’s that time of the year when we embark on the quest to find the perfect gifts for our loved ones. While online shopping and big chain shops may seem like convenient options, there’s a timeless charm to exploring the treasures and unique finds at antiques fairs. In this blog, we’ll explore the significance of antiques fairs for Christmas shopping, focusing on their environmental benefits, support for small businesses, and the diverse and unu

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Interpreting Coded Messages in Friendship Albums

Past is Present

The Stubbs Collection at the American Antiquarian Society contains hundreds of friendship albums. Friendship albums usually contain messages to the album owners from friends, family members, and schoolmates. Many messages have a “forget me not” theme, or they may be philosophical or humorous.

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Holiday Love: Celebrate with an Engagement Ring from John Thomas Jewelers

John Thomas Jewelers

The holiday season is a time for love, family, and giving. It's a time when we come together to celebrate the joy of the season and create special memories that will last a lifetime. And what better way to make this holiday season even more memorable than by proposing to your partner with an engagement ring from John Thomas Jewelers? At John Thomas Jewelers, we understand the importance of finding the perfect engagement ring to symbolize your love and commitment.

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Understanding Home Appraisal in Divorce: What You Need to Know

Prime Appraisals

When couples decide to part ways, understanding the process of home appraisal for divorce becomes crucial. This appraisal plays a significant role in determining how assets, particularly the family home, are divided. Divorce is a challenging time, and the added complexity of valuing shared property can be overwhelming. This article aims to demystify the process, providing essential insights into why and how a home is appraised during divorce proceedings.

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The Art of Appraisals: Understanding their Vital Role in Insurance

Art Appraisal Resources

Whether you're a collector, an art enthusiast, or an artist, knowing the worth of your artworks is crucial. But why? Because in the subjective world of art, establishing value is essential, especially when it comes to protecting your investments. In this post we explore art appraisals' critical role in the context of insurance. Understanding Art Appraisals An art appraisal is a professional evaluation of the monetary value, authenticity, and condition of an artwork.

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Discover 4 Famous Artist-Print Collaborations—From Frank Stella to Pierre Soulages—in Artnet’s Contemporary Editions Sale

Artnet Auctions

The sale also features prints and multiples by artists such as Ed Ruscha, Gerhard Richter, John Baldessari, and Sol LeWitt. The post Discover 4 Famous Artist-Print Collaborations—From Frank Stella to Pierre Soulages—in Artnet’s Contemporary Editions Sale appeared first on Artnet News.

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P.U. – No Longer Just a Bad Smell

The Appraiser Coach

Years ago, I went on a nation-wide tour where I met with appraisers in several cities. We discussed what I do as an appraiser and business owner, and how they. Read More.

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Guardians of History: Antique Sculpture Preservation

The Brass Armadillo Antique Mall

“It’s not a museum. It’s not a place of artifacts; it’s a place of ideas– Jeanie Kahnke”. For centuries, art collectors and historians have worked to preserve sculptures of bygone eras – guardians of history that connect us with the past. With new technologies and methods, these ancient embryos of beauty can be cleaned and [.