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  • Considering Risk in Selecting Comparables Considering Risk in Selecting Comparables Monday, July 29, 2019 in Education

    As true rarities become harder to find, collectors seem to have an increased tolerance for risk in their purchases. The boldest example of this in recent memory is Christie's 2017 auction of Salvador Mundi, sold by the auction house as a Leonardo da Vinci, for a record-setting $450,312,500.

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  • Ready, Set, Get Your CAPP! Ready, Set, Get Your CAPP! Wednesday, July 17, 2019 in Education

    One of the best ways you can advance your career is to get your certification in appraising personal property. ISA's credentialing program ends with the Certified Member credential, known as CAPP, the highest level of membership with ISA. Earning your CAPP credential involves professional training and shows that you are committed and competent in your area of expertise.

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  • ISA Introduces New Independent Study Course ISA Introduces New Independent Study Course Wednesday, July 10, 2019 in Education

    Do you ever feel like you need detailed feedback on an appraisal report? Wondering how to find and adjust parallel comparables when you can’t find any similar, recent comps? Do you have the same methodological problem popping up in your practice time and time again, but you’re not sure how to solve it? Apply for ISA's new Independent Study Course for individualized methodology training.

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  • Chinese Export Porcelains: The Other Real Porcelains Chinese Export Porcelains: The Other Real Porcelains Tuesday, June 18, 2019 in Education

    Learn more about the history of Chinese export porcelains and tips on identifying and valuing it.

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  • Celebrating the 10th Anniversary of Asia Week in New York City Celebrating the 10th Anniversary of Asia Week in New York City Wednesday, May 1, 2019 in Education

    Susan Lahey, MA, ISA AM recaps the Chinese Art Connoisseurship Course that took place in New York City in March 2019.

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  • Advertising Treasures Advertising Treasures Tuesday, March 12, 2019 in Education

    Though stone lithography was invented in 1798, it took until almost 100 years later, or the later part of the 19th century, for the process to be used for advertising posters. Learn more about the art of posters, reproductions, and get some tips for appraising them from Tim Luke, ISA AM.

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  • Choosing the Right Market Choosing the Right Market Monday, February 4, 2019 in Education

    One of the most common appraisal questions is how to choose appropriate comparables for the property being appraised. Choosing the right comparables is very important, but choosing the right market in which to choose your comparables is actually even more important.

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  • Listening to the Object: Chinese Art Connoisseurship Listening to the Object: Chinese Art Connoisseurship Thursday, November 29, 2018 in Education

    Susan Lahey, ISA AM, MA, will be leading a course on Chinese art during Asia Week in New York, March 17-19.

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  • The Appraiser, the Umpire, and USPAP The Appraiser, the Umpire, and USPAP Friday, May 25, 2018 in Education

    If you appraise personal property long enough, you will come across an assignment for a damage claim that will require you to choose a mediator, also known as an umpire. It took me 17 years of appraising to come across this situation...

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  • Looking at Buddha Looking at Buddha Tuesday, April 10, 2018 in Education

    Identifying when a work is Buddhist, judging its quality, and assigning a value estimate can be difficult. This brief article is designed to help appraisers understand these challenges.

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