Strategies for the Monetary Appraisal of Archival Cultural Property

Canadian Chapter and ISA Member, Kelly Juhasz, creates tool to assist with appraising archives featured on CCPERB website.

A companion to CCPERB’s Guide for Monetary Appraisals, the purpose of Strategies for the Monetary Appraisal of Archival Cultural Property with respect to applications for certification of archival cultural property is to:

Provide additional support for the preparation of …

The State of the Chinese Art Market: Strong With Subtle Nuances

The Year of the Tiger is off to an auspicious start with the wildly successful auction results of Asia Week in New York City from March 16-25, 2022. Attendees were celebrating being back in person, buying enthusiastically, reflecting the overall current strong market for Chinese works of art, both ancient and contemporary.

Tina Zonars, Co-Chairman …

Vintage Items Find New Life in Post-Pandemic World

Are you in the market to sell preloved items of personal property?
Before conducting your own research into the best avenues of sale, you should become familiar with these terms: sustainability, re-commerce, and upcycling.

Why have these words become synonymous with personal property?

Sustainable living has become increasingly important to younger buyers. As such, the pursuit of …

A Client’s Guide to Taking Item Photographs

Republished in abridged format from the original article in Worthwhile Magazine™, which can be read in full here: A Client’s Guide For How to Take Photographs of Art and Antiques to Send to An Appraiser By Elizabeth Stewart, PhD, AAA and John Flandrick

“The following guide is designed to help an appraiser’s clients take photographs …

The Market and Valuation of Ivory Objects

In the areas of Asian and African art, objects made from elephant ivory are quite commonplace, in particular, Japanese okimono (sculptures), and netsuke (a small carved ornament/toggle), and human figures from China, and animals from Africa.

  Ivory is a challenging area to value for two reasons: First, it is difficult to date; and second, …

Is Your Family’s Stuff Worth Anything?

ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED BY: INVESTORS GROUP / MARCH 2018 View the article here   If you or your parents are downsizing, you may want to purge, even family heirlooms. Here’s how to find out if those old things have any monetary value. Stuff, stuff, everywhere you look. At your parents’ place – and possibly your own …

New Rulings on Ivory Trade Affecting Appraisers, Antique Dealers, Collectors, Museums

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service published a final ruling and revisions to the Endangered Species Act (ESA) regarding the African Elephant taking effect on June 6, 2016.
The almost complete ban on elephant ivory trading takes into account activities that do not contribute to elephant poaching and illegal trade in ivory while ensuring that …

What to Know When Donating Art

What to Know When Donating Art In today’s collecting marketplace, many high net worth individuals (HNWIs) are building large and, in some cases, important art collections. They will often make donations from their collections to museums and other organizations, either as charitable gifts or under a certification as cultural property. The process for this …

Art Collecting at Art Toronto: How ISA Appraisers Can Assist You

The idea of collecting art, starting an art collection can seem overwhelming. It usually starts with that first emotional purchase, that piece of art you just had to have. You did not know you were going to fall in love and begin collecting original art. Now it has opened doors and shown you a …