Appraiser’s Diary

The Appraiser’s Diary: Five Things to Look Forward to in Fall

The Appraiser’s Diary: Five Things to Look Forward to in Fall

By Rachel Hoffman Some activities just seem ideal for the season. Here are five for autumn.   1. Leaf Peeping Leaf peeping is an informal expression for traveling to view and photograph places where foliage turns bright colors in autumn. The origin of the term “leaf peeping” is not known. Colored autumn foliage occurs wherever deciduous trees grow. Canada and […]

by · October 3, 2016 · 0 comments · Appraiser's Diary
The Appraiser’s Diary: Visit Colorado Springs

The Appraiser’s Diary: Visit Colorado Springs

By Rachel Hoffman Colorado is the state that has been calling you to discover its riches. Colorado has so many places of natural beauty and historic interest it seems unfair to name a single city in it to visit. Denver is an incredible destination. It is famous for its beautiful weather and fresh air. You can see lofty mountain peaks […]

by · September 8, 2016 · 0 comments · Appraiser's Diary
The Appraiser’s Diary: Mirrors

The Appraiser’s Diary: Mirrors

By Rachel Hoffman I have always loved a great mirror. Some of the most gaudy and elaborate French mirrors are my favorite. They are just so over the top and the frames look like something out of a fairytale. I once heard a proverb that said, “Mirrors show us what we look like, not who we are.” It’s so true […]

The Appraiser’s Diary: Spring Planning

The Appraiser’s Diary: Spring Planning

            Spring is here! The ice is melting. Whatever your resources, now is the time to unleash them. The warm sun urges you to come forward to take advantage of the good weather. Everything that has lain dormant in winter comes alive. In spring not only lovely flowers bloom abundantly, but antiques and collectibles crop […]

by · April 3, 2016 · 0 comments · Appraiser's Diary, Feature Article
The Appraiser’s Diary: The Collecting Instinct    

The Appraiser’s Diary: The Collecting Instinct    

In the depth of the subconscious mind, everyone wants to collect and preserve something. Collecting objects is one of the oldest forms of human activity. A normal child is born with a collecting “instinct.” Every boy’s box of stamps, coins, and toy cars confirms this notion — as does every girl’s jewelry box or shelf of dolls and figurines. You […]

by · February 4, 2016 · 0 comments · Appraiser's Diary, Feature Article