NEW CLOCK COURSE FEATURES DAVE MALONEY'S APPRAISAL BOOK The National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors recently announced its adoption of Dave Maloney's highly-acclaimed book, "Appraising Personal Property: Principles and Methodology," for use as a
News-Antique.com - Sep 05,2009 - The National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors recently announced its adoption of Dave Maloney's highly-acclaimed book, "Appraising Personal Property: Principles and Methodology," for use as a required text book for the upcoming week-long NAWCC Clock Appraisal Course. The course is scheduled for Oct. 12-17 at NAWCC headquarters, 514 Poplar Street, Columbia, PA 17512.
This unique course begins with a day-and-a-half focus on the basics of appraisal methodology, practices and report writing as well as a brief introduction to the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) - the only nationally-recognized standard for appraisers of all disciplines.
"We are pleased to make use of Dave Maloney's appraisal book," said course instructor Joe Cohen, SFNAWCC. "It is the only comprehensive, up-to-date, well-organized and fully-indexed text book available for the personal property appraiser, and our students will benefit greatly from its use," he continued.
"I am thrilled that such a well-respected collectors' association as the NAWCC has seen fit to make use of my book for this course. It demonstrates their commitment to providing the most professional educational opportunity possible for would-be clock appraisers," said Maloney.
During the the course, professionals and novices alike will also be introduced to the identification of clock types and key clock characteristics and components; the role of construction and materials in the proper identification of clocks; basic understanding of clock conservation, restoration, refinishing, and repairs, and the subsequent impact these factors have on value. An overview of the evolution of clock types, appropriate terminology, and criteria for making value judgments based on comparative market analysis will be covered. Participants will learn clock examination techniques, what to photograph on a clock, and research tools and methods. They will also learn how to apply critical appraisal skills such as qualitative ranking, classification, rarity determination, and how to write accurate descriptions. For more information about the course contact NAWCC Director of Education Katie Knaub at 717-684-8261 or firstname.lastname@example.org.