Found 47 articles matching Estates category.
  • Jun 12 2017
  • 12 Jun 2017

Can You Live in a Collectible? If It Is a 100-year-old Catalog Home, You Can

Furniture, glassware, paintings, ceramics, toys, everything inside your home can and is collectible.  But the house itself?  Turns out “home sweet home” has a collectible […]

  • May 17 2017
  • 17 May 2017

Auction Update May 2017

Auction Update May 2017 Welcome back… If you collect rare, luxury, or celebrity items, you’ll like this month’s Auction Talk. Items crossing the block in […]

  • Apr 1 2016
  • 1 Apr 2016

From the Worthologists’ Archive: A Misidentified Victorian Sideboard

From the Worthologist Archive comes a tale of misidentification at the hands of an errant estate auctioneer.00 The subject was sold as a “walnut Austrian […]

  • Mar 1 2016
  • 1 Mar 2016

A Primer for Determining Fair Market Value of Estate Art, Antiques and Collectibles

Uncle Bob has always been proud of this vast collection of widgets. A world-traveler, Uncle Bob would invariably come across the most rare and interesting […]

  • Oct 5 2015
  • 5 Oct 2015

Changing Horses in Mid-Stream – Putting down the Chef Knife and Picking up the Gavel

I met a guy once who referred to himself as “one of the undesirable unemployables.” I had no idea why he would call himself that; […]

  • Sep 28 2015
  • 28 Sep 2015

Looking past the Painting to see the Value of Antique Frames

There is one thing I can count on whenever I evaluate an estate: most rooms will have one floor and three or four walls. Consequently, […]

  • Sep 25 2015
  • 25 Sep 2015

The Executor’s Dilemma: What to Do with Old Electronics

Sorting through an estate last month, I came upon a desk whose top had apparently not seen the light of day for at least a […]

  • May 20 2015
  • 20 May 2015

As the need for Estate Liquidation Companies rise, so does the need for Estate Sale Licensing

The headline of the consumer complaint post was brash: “They literally stole our whole house: they sold $42,527 worth of items and gave us a […]

  • May 8 2015
  • 8 May 2015

Five Steps to Take When the Liquidation Company Says No

It’s a common occurrence: an executor calls an estate sale company to provide an estimate for liquidating an estate’s personal property and the liquidation company […]

  • Apr 15 2015
  • 15 Apr 2015

The Boomers Dilemma: When the Kids don’t want to inherit the Family Antique ‘Treasures’

There was a time when prosperous Americans eschewed durable consumer goods. Rarely would they buy a mass-produced sofa or dining set. Instead, they bought functional […]