The quest for Knowledge should never cease!
With a bit of luck, more peole might be able to send me some useful and worthwhile links that I'd like to post here. Whether it's another appraisal site, a place for researching Dresdens, hummels or any of the other porcelains, or even a link to your very own website, that will be fine.
I've broken the links below into three different categories. When it expands I'll add and modify it as needed. Just so you know. We are in no way affiliated with them and receive no compensation. Your interaction(if any) with them is of your own choosing. For now the three categories are:
Behind door number #1 we have a lovely collection of links that can answer most of the people's questions who visit our modest site... How much is my piece really worth?
Appraisals of fine art, decorative arts and collectibles are provided online by the company's national appraisers network. With a network of nearly 200 professional appraisers specializing in over 300 areas of expertise, this is the largest and most extensive network of its kind in North America. All appraisers must meet their stringent requirements of membership in the International Society of Appraisers (ISA), American Society of Appraisers (ASA), Appraisers Association of America (AAA), or other leading professional appraisers societies in the country. Our appraisers are the most highly trained and knowledgeable in the industry within their specific areas of expertise. A network appraiser will provide an online appraisal in about a week or less. Everything is done online!
Next we have the oldest and only major appraisal organization representing all of the disciplines of appraisal specialists, the society originated in 1936 and incorporated in 1952. ASA's headquarters is in the metropolitan Washington, D.C., area. The American Society of Appraisers is committed to fostering professional excellence in its membership through education, accreditation, publication and other services. Its prestige is intended to contribute to the growth of its membership and to the appraisal profession.
They are independent appraisers, not dealers, and their knowledge of the local and international markets can help you to place your antiques, art and household furnishings in the most appropriate market. This could be in Vancouver, Toronto, New York or even London.
Here you'll receive an online appraisal- Through the WhatsItWorthToYou.com website, you can submit information about an item you wish to know the value of. You pick the category and fill out the fields that you are prompted to complete. Once submitted, an online appraiser in that category is notified and given access to the item information. The appraiser is not given any personal information at all. Once completed, you will receive an online appraisal certificate with all of the item information as well as Current Fair Market Value and the Replacement Value. This digital appraisal certificate can be used for eBay, Yahoo and other online auction sites . Potential bidders will appreciate the information provided as well as the ability to read an expert's opinion as to the value of the item.
The next category involves sites, in my opinion,that can help you become more
productive either because of their educational content or their leads to
other mentally stimulating sites:
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Well folks...after a while the brain just stagnates and shuts down. I seem to have run out of ideas for now. Any of you good people have any idea as to what I can add here for the last category? I was thinking of something funny... but that could go under the "Funstuff". How about links to other people's website? Or maybe stock market reports? I'd appreciate some comments. And so stay tuned for tomorrow's episode of...."The Days of our Site."