Appraiser’s Diary

The Appraiser’s Diary: American Eagle Emblem of Our Republic

The Appraiser’s Diary: American Eagle Emblem of Our Republic

By Rachel Hoffman    The American eagle is the emblem of our republic and one of the most beloved collectibles to be found in every state. The collecting of American eagles promotes an interest in the history of the United States and unites us as a people.    In 1782 the United States Congress chose the bald eagle as the national emblem. […]

by · July 1, 2018 · 0 comments · Appraiser's Diary
Baseball Memorabilia

Baseball Memorabilia

By Rachel Hoffman    Baseball is considered the national sport of the United States. Its history reaches back over a hundred years. Almost anything associated with the game’s past and present has been, is, and will be collected. People collect baseball memorabilia even without much knowledge of its history or fully realizing the game’s popularity.    Most Americans have watched or played […]

by · May 8, 2018 · 0 comments · Appraiser's Diary
St. Patrick’s Day Collections

St. Patrick’s Day Collections

By Rachel Hoffman      Saint Patrick is the patron saint of Ireland and he lived in the 5th century. The feast day of this holy bishop and confessor is March 17th. The feast is celebrated inside and outside of Ireland as a cultural holiday. Exquisite items and art have been crafted to honor St. Patrick, which are collected and preserved […]

by · March 6, 2018 · 0 comments · Appraiser's Diary, Feature Article
The Appraiser’s Diary: Update on Murray, The Toothless Poodle

The Appraiser’s Diary: Update on Murray, The Toothless Poodle

By Rachel Hoffman      It’s been over a year since Murray The Toothless Poodle made his debut on the pages of this paper. He wanted to check in with all of his fans from the Mountain States Collector newspaper and update you on his adventures. For those who might not know who Murray is, he is a tiny, now twelve, […]

by · February 8, 2018 · 0 comments · Appraiser's Diary
The Appraiser’s Diary: New Year Greetings!

The Appraiser’s Diary: New Year Greetings!

By Rachel Hoffman      It has been a great year, and I want to thank my readers for their interest and support. I’ve appreciated your backing me up in 2017 as I did what I do and as I undertook new projects. I traveled the country to familiar places and new ones. People everywhere greeted me with generosity and kindness. […]

by · December 6, 2017 · 0 comments · Appraiser's Diary