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An Antiques Expert’s Story: Michelle Lamunière

Guest blog post by Mary Curtis. Republished with permission from The Quill.

Michelle Lamuniere, Specialist, Fine Photography, Skinner, Inc.

For the second time this year, the Pier Antique Show is once again hosting Appraisal Day on Sunday, November 23 from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. All attendees, with a valid ticket to the show, are invited to bring one item to be appraised for free by one of three expert appraisers from Skinner, Inc.

This year’s sponsor, Skinner, Inc.

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November 13 | Consignment Day in Coral Gables, Florida

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Appointments: 10AM – 3PM

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Skinner, Inc. 130 Miracle Mile, Suite 220 Coral Gables, FL 33134

Discover the value of your silver and fine decorative arts!

Reserve an appointment with Skinner appraiser Stuart Slavid,  Vice President and Director of European Furniture & Decorative Arts, Fine Silver, and Fine Ceramics.

Fine Silver: American, English, Danish, Continental, and Asian silver including hollowware, flatware, tableware and ornamental wares

Decorative Arts: Fine American & European ceramics, textiles, glass and lighting

Reservations 305-503-4423 florida@skinnerinc.com

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5 Tips for Making the Most of your Antiques Appraisal Appointment

So you’ve stumbled across a dusty heirloom stowed away in your attic? Maybe you’re redecorating and can’t find room for your bronze bust collection. Or perhaps your grandfather left you with his fine collection of wine, though you’re much more of a beer drinker.

When your antiques, collectibles, or fine art need a new home, an auction house can help. Read our blog series on Consigning Property for Auction to find out how the process works.… Read More

Consigning Property for Auction, Part II

Antiques Appraisal Online

If you’d prefer to bring your item to an auction house’s gallery, don’t just drop by. Call first to make an appointment, to be sure the right specialist will be on hand to view your property. Bring all supporting documentation with you and tell the appraiser all you know about an an object — how long it has been in your family, where it came from, when it was purchased, who owned it, and how it came into your possession.

Consigning Property for Auction, Part I

Antiques Appraisal Process

If you’re a collector of art and antiques or the heir to a family estate, no doubt you’ve thought about consigning some of that property to auction. So what might be stopping you? I’ve been an appraiser for over thirty years, and I’ve helped thousands of clients successfully auction their fine tangibles.