News-Antique.com - Sep 15,2008 - The Journal of Advanced Appraisal Studies was reviewed in the September 2008 issue of Maine Antiques Digest. The positive review, written by Lita Solis-Cohen states "The mission of the new Journal of Advanced Appraisal Studies, published by the ISA (International Society of Appraisers) Education Foundation, is to educate personal property appraisers and raise public awareness of the profession."
The review continues "The articles in the inaugural issue were written pro bono by members of three appraisers' groups—the International Society of Appraisers (ISA), the Appraisers Association of America (AAA), and the American Society of Appraisers (ASA)—and by conservators, insurers, and auctioneers. The articles cover the gamut from why appraisers publish to how conservation reports can aid the appraiser."
The review is on the Maine Antique Digest website and may be read by visiting http://www.maineantiquedigest.com/stories/index.html?id=832, or searching the MAD site for advanced appraising.
Topics for the 2008 Journal include informative articles on product knowledge, including bronze, jade and studio furniture. The journal also contains a large selection of appraisal theory and methodology articles, including such topics as equivalent samples, quality/condition adjusted mean methodology, provenance research, blockage, upper market valuation considerations, publishing, marketing, consulting and business development. Industries with appraisal related interests have contributed articles and include content from antique show promoters, museum curators and auction specialists. These topics include articles on how antiques shows are changing, how museums collect and work with appraisers, the benefits of working with regional auction houses, and a review of several of the most popular price database from the perspective of an auction house specialist. Several furniture conservators have contributed articles on the evolution of conservation treatment reports and diminution of value. Article contributions are now being sought for the 2009 edition.
The ISA Education Foundation is a non-profit corporation with headquarters in San Antonio, Texas. Their Executive Director is Rebecca Norton. They have been in existence since 2002 and provide scholarships to the appraisal community and offer grants to worthwhile endeavors, specifically those providing education and instruction to the public about personal property appraising and related subjects.
The Journal of Advanced Appraisal Studies is available for sale at www.appraisaljournal.org