Putting the game on pause

Putting the game on pause

Visited McHaffie’s Flea Market yesterday. For anyone with a love for antiques and retro/vintage items, there is no better place to spend a gorgeously sunny, cool, breezy Sunday morning. First stop was Off-The-Wall Retro to buy a West German ‘fat lava’ vase. Owners Gordon and Sherry have gorgeous retro decor items at fantastic prices. As…

The Sweet Spot

The Sweet Spot

It’s no secret that I do perform occasional quid pro quo work for a few select people. They are antique store owners, flea market vendors, and private individuals with certain specialties. It is their expertise that I call upon when I want to verify something, or need to fill gaps in my knowledge. In return,…

‘Just tell me what it’s worth based on what you see!’ Verbal assessment vs written appraisal…again…

‘Just tell me what it’s worth based on what you see!’ Verbal assessment vs written appraisal…again…

Recently I was contacted by a potential client who wanted an appraisal done on antiques that are a draw for their hospitality-based business. They wished to learn the antiques’ value to help determine if they wanted to sell them individually or as business assets. Sounded like an interesting assignment, especially as I have several contacts…