ISA offers appraisal studies core course online

PrintCHICAGO – It’s never been more convenient for those interested in a career in personal property appraising to begin their journey. The International Society of Appraisers (ISA) is now offering their core course in appraisal studies the gold standard of appraiser training courses through their online self-paced, on-demand, learning center platform.

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Rare 1935 Stout Scarab goes on display at Detroit museum

A 1935 Stout Scarab at Owls Head Transporation Museum in Owls Head Maine. Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

A 1935 Stout Scarab at Owls Head Transporation Museum in Owls Head Maine. Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

DETROIT (AP) – The Detroit Historical Museum is showing off a rare 1935 car.

The Detroit Free Press reports the public got sneak peek at the Stout Scarab over the weekend before it officially goes on display Aug. 29. Read more

Scientist backs the return of ‘The X-Files’ to television

Framed picture autographed by 'The X-Files' stars David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson. Courtesy of LiveAuctioneers.com archive and Four Seasons Auction Gallery.

Framed picture autographed by ‘The X-Files’ stars David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson. Courtesy of LiveAuctioneers.com archive and Four Seasons Auction Gallery.

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) – It was long past 2 o’clock one recent Wednesday morning when Anne Simon finally arrived back at her hotel room in central Vancouver. She had just clocked 15 hours on her feet. Most people in this situation would sleep in. But Simon set her alarm for early – and was awake long before it rang.

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Antiquities minister urges Egyptians to donate to buy statue

Statue of Sekhemka on display in Northampton Museum and Art Gallery 1950s. This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International license.

Statue of Sekhemka on display in Northampton Museum and Art Gallery 1950s. This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International license.

CAIRO (AP) – Egypt’s antiquities minister urged his countrymen Saturday to raise nearly $25 million so that the country can buy back an ancient statue sold by the English Northampton Museum to an unknown party.

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Kovels Antiques And Collecting: Week of Aug. 24, 2015

The woman pushing the wheel of the toy is a suffragette of the 1870s. The little girl who owned the toy would have to wait 50 more years to get the right to vote. In the fall of 2014, the rare toy sold at a Bertoia auction in Vineland, N.J., for $6,000.

The woman pushing the wheel of the toy is a suffragette of the 1870s. The little girl who owned the toy would have to wait 50 more years to get the right to vote. In the fall of 2014, the rare toy sold at a Bertoia auction in Vineland, N.J., for $6,000.

BEACHWOOD, Ohio – Children’s toys reflect the world of adults, so it is not surprising that sometimes a toy represents the political ideas of the parents and the children just think of it as a toy. George Brown, the famous toymaker from Connecticut, patented a suffragette toy in 1874, a few years after the first national organization seeking the vote for women was established in 1869.

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Sanford Alderfer hires Ryan Godshall, award-winning Realtor

Ryan Godshall. Sanford Alderfer image

Ryan Godshall. Sanford Alderfer image

HATFIELD, Pa. – Sanford Alderfer Real Estate has announced the hiring of Ryan Godshall, an experienced, third-generation Realtor.

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Thieves bag Rodin bust from Copenhagen museum

An example of Rodin's finest work, ‘The Burghers of Calais,’ is hoisted into place at the Rodan Meueum in Philadelphia in 2012. Rodin Museum, bequest of Jules E. Mastbaum, 1929. Photograph courtesy Philadelphia Museum of Art.

An example of Rodin’s finest work, ‘The Burghers of Calais,’ is hoisted into place at the Rodan Meueum in Philadelphia in 2012. Rodin Museum, bequest of Jules E. Mastbaum, 1929. Photograph courtesy Philadelphia Museum of Art.

COPENHAGEN (AFP) – Two robbers have made off with a bronze bust by French sculptor Auguste Rodin from a Copenhagen museum in a bold theft in broad daylight, the museum said Friday.

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Lichtenstein ‘Pyramids’ litho surpasses $10K at Ahlers & Ogletree

Artist proof color lithograph on paper, signed in pencil by Roy Lichtenstein (American, 1923-1997), titled ‘Pyramids.’ Price realized: $10,030. Ahlers & Ogletree image

Artist proof color lithograph on paper, signed in pencil by Roy Lichtenstein (American, 1923-1997), titled ‘Pyramids.’ Price realized: $10,030. Ahlers & Ogletree image

ATLANTA – An artist proof color lithograph on paper, signed in pencil by the renowned pop artist Roy Lichtenstein (American, 1923-1997), titled Pyramids, 1969, sold for $10,030 at an auction held Aug. 8-9 by Ahlers & Ogletree.

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Variety is the spice of country life in Jeffrey S. Evans sale Aug. 29

Selection of kerosene lamps, including many opalescent examples. Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates image

Selection of kerosene lamps, including many opalescent examples. Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates image

MT. CRAWFORD, Va. – Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates’ variety auction contains a true diversity of material and will include everything from jewelry to Black Americana, local pottery to phonographs, Victorian glass to country store and advertising, all to be sold on Friday, Aug. 29. LiveAuctioneers.com will provide absentee and Internet live bidding.

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Historic inn gutted by fire; rare flag saved

The 200-year-old Century Inn, aka Hill's Tavern, which burned Tuesday. Image by Kathy from just livin' in a small town in SW PA, USA. This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic license.

The 200-year-old Century Inn, aka Hill’s Tavern, which burned Tuesday. Image by Kathy from just livin’ in a small town in SW PA, USA. This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic license.

SCENERY HILL, Pa. (AP) – George Washington slept there, as did fellow Presidents Andrew Jackson and James Polk. But for Megin Harrington, the Century Inn was home – and one she looked after for 40 years as if it were a family member.

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