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Charles Keller
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Historian and Appraiser in the Kansas City Area
Historian and Appraiser in the Kansas City Area

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I'm currently evaluating this misleading and hyperbolic gem for an auctioneer. Duffy's was famous for false and misleading advertising. Take Duffy's pure malt whiskey when you are not looking well. Makes the weak strong. Uh huh.

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It is common for an appraiser to find themselves serving a client that has very strong ideas about the identity or historical provenance or characteristics of their item or collection. Sometimes these ideas or beliefs are founded in family lore or some…

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Critical Thinking in Appraisals
It is common for an appraiser to find themselves serving a client that has very strong ideas about the identity or historical provenance or characteristics of their item or collection. Sometimes these ideas or beliefs are founded in family lore or some othe...

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Auction results are a large part of the data an appraiser interprets to for their value conclusion – but they are far from the only thing! In any first consultation with me, a client identifies the intended use of the appraisal, and together we determine…

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An Auction Result is Not an Appraisal!
Auction results are a large part of the data an appraiser interprets to for their value conclusion – but they are far from the only thing! In any first consultation with me, a client identifies the intended use of the appraisal, and together we determine th...

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Orbiting near the center of events roiling the United States today is the public display of symbols of the American Confederacy. I really do think it’s time for all busts, statues, sculptures, memorials and other representations of the CSA – excluding…

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Orbiting near the center of events roiling the United States today is the public display of symbols of the American Confederacy. I really do think it's time for all busts, statues, sculptures, memorials and other representations of the CSA - excluding cemet...

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Pretty sure this didn't end well.

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Sometimes Originality Isn't So Obvious!
One of the issues appraisers face when evaluating antiques is the impact an object's current state has on its value versus its original state. Detecting subtleties can be tricky, unlike this example! Always check your appraiser's credentials and experience!
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