Anthony's Appraisal Blog

Replacement Value Appraisal

3/25/13

Within the context of fine art appraisal, a primary market is generally a sale of an art item. between an artist or maker or retail dealer and the initial purchaser for value. The secondary market is one which follows said primary market...read more

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Primary/Secondary Market Appraisal

2/18/13
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Within the context of fine art appraisal, a primary market is generally a sale of an art item. between an artist or maker or retail dealer and the initial purchaser for value. The secondary market is one which follows said primary market...read more

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ADVICE TO NEW COLLECTORS BUYING ART AT AUCTION OR FROM ART DEALERS

7/17/12
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Take time viewing a work of art that interests you. Go to the art work and face it ALONE. Some works of art will instill immediate enthusiasm while others require that you study them and slowly be seduced by them. Only buy the things you like and that have meaning and attraction for YOU. Don't be swayed by what others have to say about the art work. If you buy what others tell you to buy you will eventually be seeing through other people's eyes. Don't give too much weight to the words of professional Art Critics. Pictures should be SEEN and not HEARD Don't be influenced by the signature. Whenever practical buy art works that are signed but don't just buy the SIGNATURE. Buy the work of art...read more

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WHAT IS AN APPRAISAL?

7/14/12
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An appraisal is an opinion of value. When given by a qualified appraiser it is a time sensitive and researched based opinion as it relates to the informed judgment and experienced perception of the appraiser. The qualified appraiser's opinion is a "belief stronger than impression" or, in a professional sense, a formal statement made by...read more

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APPRAISAL IS NOT A LEGAL DOCUMENT

7/11/12
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Many appraisal clients automatically think that their appraisals are legal endeavors and the written reports they produce are considered legal documents. In the truest sense of the word, that is not correct, since legal documents are binding and enforceable by law. Examples of legal documents would be: a bill of sale, power of attorney, or a document of partnership dissolution which can be upheld in a court of law and is not subject to discussion or revision. Appraisals may be done for legal uses, but the actual report is no more legal than other personal statements. It is an informed judgment of an opinion of value, whether ...read more

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