Insurances v. Estate Appraisals, Victor Wiener, 04/03

General Interest April 2003 The Difference Between Insurance and Estate Appraisals Victor Wiener April 1, 2003 Some clients of insurance companies have expressed reluctance to appraise and insure their jewelry, fine art, furniture and other collectibles for fear that the IRS would use insurance appraisals during estate settlements. Clients cite the potential negative financial impact of a replacement cost appraisal … Read More

Protecting Your Fine Art Collection, Chubb, 10/03

Conservation , October 2003, CHUBBCOLLECTORS.COM Protecting Your Fine Art Collection Staff Writer As a collector of fine art, you are more than just the owner of your valuable items–you also are the caretaker. Purchasing valuable articles coverage is one of the best ways to help protect your financial investment in fine arts. However, there are several preventative and maintenance steps … Read More

A price on priceless

A price on priceless By JANET ZINK Published January 18, 2004 TAMPA – With their treasures protected by towels, bundled in bubble wrap and covered with paper, they came wondering. What’s it worth? When was it made? Is the family legend true? They were all participants Saturday in the most recent Antique Evaluation, hosted each month in the University … Read More

Out with the Old

Too much stuff cluttering up your life? De-accessioning experts explain how to divest yourself of everything from antique silver to a straying spouse.


* Don’t do anything rash. If there’s a piece that has historical or sentimental value to your family and you don’t have room for it, see if someone else wants it. * If you plan to work with a professional, be sure to choose someone qualified and trustworthy. The appraiser should have no interest in buying or selling the items; only in … Read More

Don’t Put Grandma’s Matisse In A Garage Sale

By B.C. MANION The Tampa Tribune, Published: Sep 16, 2006 Source: certified appraiser Frances Redell-White, Appraisal & Consultant Services, Brandon Keep sentimental items in the family. Maybe a relative has died and left you a house full of furniture, knickknacks, china and clothing. Or you’ve just ended a decades-long marriage. The kids have moved out; you’re sick of your decor; … Read More