Author: Roseann Vokey

  • The World of Rare Books

    The World of Rare Books

    What Determines Value and Where is the Current Market? BOOK VALUE IS GOVERNED BY THREE FACTORS: Intrinsic importance – the look and significance of the publication when first published, printed and bound. Collectors’ interest – the popularity of the subject. Scarcity – items that are in short supply. The limited availability of a commodity; for… Continue Reading

  • How Do Appraisers Become Appraisers?

    How Do Appraisers Become Appraisers?

    Often when I work for a new client I am asked for my credentials and just how I became an appraiser. Did you go to Appraiser School? What’s your area of expertise? Or something of that nature. Each appraiser may have a slightly different story, but generally, they are along the same lines. Becoming an…

  • Is Your Art Collection Protected?

    Is Your Art Collection Protected?

    Some Insider Tips The time to think about properly protecting fine art is before a loss occurs. Sadly, many collectors are unaware of the exposure they have until it’s too late. Here are some tips to keep in mind when considering how to best safeguard your fine art. Know Your Insurance PolicyYou may have severely…

  • Identifying Tiffany Lamps

    Identifying Tiffany Lamps

    Almost all of us are familiar with those colorful dragonflies and butterflies that adorn the famed Tiffany lamps. However, when looking to purchase one, buyer beware! The market is flooded with fakes and reproductions. So if you’re looking to acquire an authentic lamp from Tiffany studios, here are a few tips you can utilize to…

  • Working With Philanthropies

    Working With Philanthropies

    As an accredited appraiser with over 10 years of experience, I can say that the art world is consistently rich with new discoveries, wonderful objects, and plenty of stories to tell. Veritas Fine Art Appraisals and Consulting provides formal appraisal services for a variety of reasons, including estate planning purposes. Depending on the scenario, we…