News-Antique.com - Apr 12,2010 - Ed Tuten, Memphis, Tn. Personal Property Appraiser as been awarded the highest level of attainment with the International Society of Appraisers. Certified Appraiser of Personal Property. Ed's is a generalist appraiser, but his personal interests include American Clocks, Ohio and Pennsylvania furniture, glass and pottery, Locke Art Glass, New England Glass Works glass, Wheeling Peachblow, and first edition books by Eudora Welty, Truman Capote, Joel Chandler Harris, Donald Hall, and Peter Taylor. In appraising personal property for individual clients, appraisals have been for the total content of a house which had been consumed by fire or natural disaster, the breakage of 350 collector plates broken in transit from a museum, donations to charities, estate and probate the evaluation of individual items for division among heirs, divorce. Ed's appraisal work has also centered on business appraisals for collateral loans with banks, insurance losses and insurance coverage for machine and equipment, non-cash business and personal donations to non-profit organizations. and representing clients as an expert witness in cases of litigation.
While it's fun and exciting to do antique and residential content appraisals, I have found that appraisals for business in reference to banks, insurance companies and attorney client work have a intellectual challenge to them that is at a different level of interest and appraisal writing.