Certified Appraiser of Personal Property (CAPP)

Awarded the ISA CAPP (Certified Appraiser of Personal Property) by the International Society of Appraisers (ISA), the nation’s largest organization of personal property appraisers. This is the highest level of recognition the Society can bestow. It is achieved only by undertaking a long-term, intensive course of study in appraisal principles, and passing rigorous examinations on the theory and practice of professional appraising, as well as on ethical standards of practice and legal considerations. Currently, there are fewer than 125 in the United States and Canada.

USPAP – Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice

The Congressionally-recognized set of appraisal standards promulgated by The Appraisal Foundation:
1994, 1998, 2002, 2006, 2010, 2012, 2014, 2016, 2018, 2020

Effective through December 31, 2022


The Appraisal Foundation

  • USPAP Updates Explained (2019)
  • Quinn’s Symposium – September 2013
  • Religion and Furniture in the Southern Back-Country
  • The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly in American Painting
  • American Stoneware (1812 – 1900)
  • Vanishable Antiques: The Story of Israel Sack, Inc.
  • Google It: Using New Tools to Unlock Secrets of Old Things
  • Ten Ways to Tell a Fake Painting Without Looking at It
  • Chinese Export for the American Market 1785 – 1940
  • “Priceless” Robert Wittman, Former FBI Agent

International Society of Appraisers – Appraisal Courses

  • Book Appraisal Methodology: A Guide to the Basics (2019)
  • Requalification Certification Course (2018)
  • Appraising in the World of High-Net-Worth Individuals (2018)
  • Advanced Appraisal Methodology (2018)
  • Chubb Webinar Presenter for Connoisseur Series on Rare Books (2016)
  • Asian Decorative Arts (2015)
  • The Appraisal of Japanese Prints (2011)
  • Requalification Certification Course (2011)
  • “Books for the Generalist” (Webinar, wrote and presented 2010)
  • The Appraisal of Fine Art (2008)
  • The Appraisal of Antiques and Residential Contents (2005)
  • ISA Professional Development Program (2005)

American Society of Appraisers – Appraisal Courses

  • Luxury or Lie? A Prequel to Correctly Appraising Wristwatches (2016)
  • Appraising Oriental Rugs (2002)
  • Instructors Course (2003)

American Association of Appraisers – Appraisal Courses

  • IRS Rules and Regulations (2001)

National Appraisal Consultants, LLC – Appraisal Courses

  • Appraising in the New Normal; Today and Tomorrow (2020)
  • Appraising Archives and Collections; Big and Small -One Hour (2020)
  • Appraising Autographs – Phonies, Fakes, and Forgeries (2019)
  • Hurray for Hollywood – Appraising Movie Memorabilia (2018)
  • Fine Furniture Is it Good or Not (2018)

Whitehall Seminars – 2007

  • Antique Pottery and Porcelain Identification
  • Fakes and Frauds of the 19th and 20th Centuries
  • Silver and the Modernist Movement
  • Wood Identification

Annual Conference Attendance

  • International Society of Appraisers
    • Louisville, Kentucky (2019)
    • Pasadena, California (2018)
    • Fort Worth, Texas (2016)
    • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (2015)
    • Kansas City, Missouri (2014)
    • Nashville, Tennessee (2011)
    • Charleston, South Carolina (2009)
    • Fort Worth, Texas (2007)
    • Santa Fe, New Mexico (2006)
  • American Society of Appraisers
    • Tampa, Florida (2003)

University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida

  • Bachelor of Arts Degree (1974)

Speaking Engagements

National Appraisal Consultants, LLC

Appraising in the New Normal; Today and Tomorrow (04.18.2020).

  • Secrets to Appraising Consumer Electronics From Afar (and even on-site)
  • Wrap-up, Re-Entry, and Putting It All Into Action. Tips, Comments, Questions and Next Steps

International Society of Appraisers / CHUBB

CHUBB Connoisseur Series: Rare Books (2016.11.06).


Personal Property Appraiser (1990-Present)

Rare Books, Maps, Manuscripts, Autographs, Antiques and Residential Contents, Machinery and Equipment.

Rare Book Shop Owner (1974-2005)

Specializing in Americana, sporting, fine bindings, first editions.

Professional Memberships

American Society of Appraisers – Senior Member (1990-Present)

Personal Property – Classified Specialties – Rare Books South Florida Chapter – Secretary, Vice President, President (2000-2003).

International Society of Appraisers

  • Board of Directors (2017-2019)
  • Ethics Committee (2014-2019)
  • Designation and Review Committee (2014-2019)
  • Accredited Member (2005-2013), Certified Member (2013-Present)
  • Personal Property – Antiques and Residential Contents, Fine Art

Florida Antiquarian Booksellers Association – Founding Member

Vice President 2001-2003, 2005-2006, 2008-2009, Board Member 2009-2013, President 2013-2014, Treasurer (2018-2021)

Foundation for Appraisal Education – Board Member (2012-2015)

The Foundation for Appraisal Education is a not-for-profit organization formed to promote the advancement of education related to personal property appraising.

Manuscript Society (2019-present)

International Museum of Dinnerware Design (2018-present)

Society for Commercial Archaeology (1995-present)