DAVE MALONEY ENCOURAGES WOULD-BE CLOCK APPRAISERS TO COMPLY WITH USPAP Appraiser and author Dave Maloney recently addressed the first-ever NAWCC Clock Appraisal Course held at NAWCC headquarters in Columbia, PA.
News-Antique.com - Oct 24,2009 - The National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors recently invited Dave Maloney, author of the highly-acclaimed how-to book for appraisers, "Appraising Personal Property: Principles and Methodology," and of the "Complete Online Course for Personal Property Appraisers (Featuring USPAP)," to address the first-ever NAWCC Clock Appraisal Course held at NAWCC headquarters in Columbia, PA.
During the course, professionals and novices alike were 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 was also covered.
"But this is a clock "appraisal" course," said instructor Joe Cohen, SFNAWCC, emphasizing the operative word "appraisal." "Knowing about clocks is important to the appraiser, but knowing the principles, theory, methodology and standards, including USPAP, that underlie the practice of appraising is just as important. That is why we invited Dave Maloney to address the class - he knows what he's talking about," he continued.
Earlier, Cohen had announced that the NAWCC had adopted Maloney's "Appraising Personal Property: Principles and Methodology" for use in the course. "We are pleased to make use of Dave Maloney's appraisal book," Cohen had said. "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 thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to introduce these watch and clock professionals to the necessity of complying with recognized ethical and performance standards when developing and reporting opinions of value. Their many questions and keen interest displayed their awareness of the importance of learning about and applying standards such as USPAP," said Maloney.
David Maloney is a Certified personal property appraiser with over twenty-five years of experience. A veteran appraisal course writer and instructor, he is the recipient of numerous honors including the International Society of Appraisers' (ISA) Lifetime Achievement Award. Maloney has served as President of the Association of Online Appraisers, as Vice President of the ISA, on the Board of Directors of the Claims Prevention and Procedure Council, and as Chairman of the Emerging Issues Committee of The Appraisal Foundation Advisory Council. In addition, for fourteen years he authored "Maloney's Antiques & Collectibles Resource Directory," hailed as a "Best Reference Book" by the Library Journal. Most recently, Maloney wrote "Appraising Personal Property: Principles & Methodology 2nd Edition" (Appraisers Press, 2008, 416 pgs) as well as the "Complete Online Course to Personal Property Appraising (Featuring USPAP)" (ACA, 2008).
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