John Case, President of Case Antiques Inc. Auctions & Appraisals, will be a featured speaker on a panel discussion at the Appraisers Association of America annual conference in New York City on Nov. 14. Case will speak on “Reassessing Regional Auction Markets.” The panel will also include representatives from Cowan’s Auctions in Cincinnati, Heritage Auctions in Dallas, and Neal Auction Company in New Orleans. Among the things John will be discussing is the power of regional collecting trends on today’s market — proven most recently at our Oct. 16 auction, where a Kentucky churn sold for $55,000 to the Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts. Location, location, location!!!
About the AAA: The Appraisers Association of America, established in 1949, is a national association of personal property appraisers who focus on fine and decorative arts. With a membership of over 700 independent appraisers in 100 different areas of specialization, the AAA’s roster of well-established professionals has the widest range of experience and expertise in their respective fields. The mission and primary purpose of the Appraisers Association of America is to develop and promote standards of excellence in the profession of appraising through education and the application of the highest form of professional practice, which results in enhancing the visibility and standing of appraisers within the private and professional communities in which they serve. For more information, visitwww.appraisersassoc.org.
Why it matters: Did you know that most states do not require personal property appraisers to be trained or tested in any way? That’s why appraisal organizations such as the AAA, which trains and tests its members, are so important for consumers. Fortunately, thanks to the Pension Protection Act of 2006, the Federal government is starting to require art and antique appraisers to meet certain qualifications when performing appraisals for federal tax functions. Case Antiques, Auctions & Appraisals is proud to have two nationally accredited appraisers on staff, both of whom meet those qualifications. John Case (Knoxville office) is a longtime member of the Appraisers Association of America, while Sarah Campbell Drury (Nashville office) is a member of the International Society of Appraisers.