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What You Need To Know About Appraisals and Appraisers
At the Symposium Appraiser, Helaine Fendelman WHEN DO YOU NEED AN APPRAISER? Own a collection Inheritance Equitable Distribution Donation Insurance Curiosity FINDING A QUALIFIED APPRAISER Referral from friends, lawyer, accountant Appraisal organizations Industry Resources Auctions On-line stores (i.e., 1st Dibs) On-line sites (i.e., eBay, Live Auctioneers) INTERVIEW- WHAT TO ASK Member of Appraisers organization Years […]Read More
Treasures: Charming Vase has Storied German Roots
Dear Helaine and Joe: This has been in my family for almost 100 years. What can you tell me about my vase shown in the enclosed photographs? It is marked with the numbers 1436 over 23 and then with a raised shield or medallion with a crown over the initials “RW.” Thank you, P. B., […]Read More
Estate Sale Business Challenged by Cut-rate Newcomers
Kevin Godfrey’s company is based on four Ds: death, divorce, debt and downsizing. As the owner of the Great Neck appraisal and liquidation firm Henry Laurent Estate Sales, Godfrey, 36, largely credits his firm’s success — it runs about 40 estate sales a year and generated $1.2 million in gross sales last year — to […]Read More
Country Living MagazineHelaine Fendelman appraises treasures from reader submissions across the US in Country Living Magazine's longstanding What is it Worth? column.
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