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Grandfather Clock Appraisal

19th century Scottish Grandfather tall-case clock. Crafted in the Gothic style and manner, featuring double spires and a centralized gothic fret, an 8 day movement with weights and a centralized pendulum that consists of a steel rod and a brass-faced bob.  The central dial is...

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Stamp Appraisal

This week I am busy continuing the appraisal of a large postage stamp collection. This stamp appraisal report will be used by the family of the collector to make an equitable distribution decision and possibly market the collection for sale. Collecting stamps was a lifelong...

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Three Outrageously Expensive Gems

We have cherished gems since the beginning of time, using them as symbols of royalty and wealth, or giving them as gifts to show deep love and adoration. All gems are beautiful, interesting, and timeless, but some are significantly superior to others, some being very...

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Silver Appraisal

STERLING SILVER, SILVERPLATE AND THE SILVER APPRAISAL Marks on precious metals have been regulated by law since ancient times. From pharaohs, Roman emperors and continuing today, fineness, or standard marks, have been used to guarantee minimum amounts of precious metal in relation to non-precious metal. At least...

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Collectible Appraisal

The vast world of personal property (tangible assets) includes most of the things that are a part of our everyday life. If they are in our personal space, we see them, touch them, enjoy them when we wake up and look around our residence in...

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Lladro Appraisal

A Lladro appraisal is a fairly common occurrence for the Nugent Appraisal team. To many people around the world, the name Lladro conjures up delicate and colorful porcelain figurines; the country of Spain; and even perhaps thoughts of culture because most of the figurines are reflective...

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Authenticating Oriental Rugs

HOW DO YOU KNOW IF AN ORIENTAL RUG IS AUTHENTIC There are about four different clues that most anyone can follow to determine whether a rug is authentic. The best place to start is to examine the basic construction of the top of the rug by simply...

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Updating Your Outdated Art Appraisal Report

We offer a special discounted fee schedule for updating previously certified appraisal values from a qualified report. Your updated report will be USPAP compliant as required by insurers, government agencies, and the courts.  Contact us to discuss your fee As more look to invest in art...

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Royal Copenhagen Appraisal

Royal Copenhagen Plates

Set of 12 Royal Copenhagen Flora Danica pattern dinner plates. Replacement Value: $20,000.00+ Flora Danica is one of the world's most prestigious and luxurious and luxurious porcelain collections. Dating from the 1700s, the service was the life's work of acclaimed painter, Johann Christoph Bayer. It was created...

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sterling tea set appraisal

Sterling Coffee and Tea Service

Sterling silver coffee and tea service including coffee pot, tea pot, water pitcher, 3 creamers and sugar on serving tray that is footed with pierced floral trim, 16 inches diameter. Replacement Value: $10,000.00+ Sterling silver is an alloy of silver containing 92.5% by mass of silver and...

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