Newest Edition of Journal of Advanced Appraisal Studies Released

The 2010 "Journal of Advanced Appraisal Studies" has been released.

CHICAGO –The 2010 edition of “Journal of Advanced Appraisal Studies,” which contains 18in-depth original research articles, reviews and topical discussions relating to personal property appraisal, has been released. While the Journal is targeted primarily at professional property appraisers, it also contains useful insights and information for anyone associated with the business of personal property such as auction houses, estate lawyers, insurance brokerage houses, museums and cultural property conservators.

According to Michael Conner, Ph.D, ISA-AM, the mission of the foundation—formed in 2002 as an independent arm of the International Society of Appraisers—is to “promote the advancement of education related to personal property appraising.” The foundation raises funds to provide scholarships for continuing studies for both new and veteran appraisers by publishing the Journal.

The 2010 edition continues the targeted approach with entries regarding research reports, authentication, appraisal theory, appraisal methodology, marketing and opinion pieces, and interviews. Among the article is one by Jane C. Brennom, ISA CAPP, titled “Appraisers vs. Authenticators,” delves into the role of the professional appraiser as an authenticator as well as an appraiser. Other titles include: “For Love or Money: Antiques as Investments,” by Hollie Davis; “The Young Collector,” by Andrew Richmond of Maine Antiques Digest; “The Deaccessioning Debate: What Appraisers Need to Know,” by art attorney Mark S. Gold; “Original Research and Innovative Appraisals,” by Elin Lake, Ph.D. ASA; “The Art Market: How Lending Fuels Art Crime,” by Elizabeth Sebesky;“Fantasy Furniture by Designers: Mark, Mont, Duquette, and Springer,” by Soodie Beasley, ASA AM; “Establishing the Appraisers Library,” by Jerry Sampson; and “ Personal Property Appraising and the Element of Time,” by Scott Zema.

The first annual edition of the Journal was published in 2008 with 23 articles by important names in the appraisal world such as Leon Castner, ISA, CAPP, the current director of Education for the International Society of Appraisers, David J. Maloney, publisher of “Maloney’s Antiques & Collectibles Resource Directory” and Daphne Lange Rosenzweig, ISA, CAPP, an expert in oriental appraisals.

The 2009 edition included articles such as “Market Based Art Valuations,” by Jianping Mei and Michael Moses, “Issues in Identification and Authenticity of Artist’s Signatures,” by Graham Ospreay and “Combining Metrics, Standards and Connoisseurship: A Weighted Factor Scoring Model,” by Robert J. Corey.

The 320-page 2010 edition of the Journal, edited by Todd Sigety, is available online for $55. Previous editions are available for $35 on the same site. For more information, visit the Journal’s Web site or the Foundation for Appraisal Education Web site.

For more information, call the the Foundation for Appraisal Education at 312.924.1832 or e-mail to


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