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The College is planning on several additional seminars and would like to hear from you concerning your thoughts. These potential seminars would be on the following:

  • Pacific Rim Art, the difference between regions, types of art, collectibles, and more.
  • “Estate Sales, The How To” of the business, and more.
  • Jewelry
  • Furniture
Please write to me and tell me which of these you are most likely to attend, it would be a BIG help in planning. If you have others who you think would like to attend please let me know about that as well, and if you have a subject you would be interested in we would like to hear about it.

The College for Appraisers
has been offering quality education in antiques, collectibles, fine arts, textiles and all forms of personal property since 1980.

• Do you think you
need an appraiser or are you looking for an appraiser?

• Are you interested in pursuing a career in antiques appraising?

• Are you interested in our classes?

• Are you interested in earning a degree or certificate in antiques appraising?

• Are you interested in descriptions of the texts we use?

• Are you interested in Internet resources about antiques and antique appraising?

The College for Appraisers Certificate Programs are for everyone from professional appraisers, dealers and collectors to the incurably curious. Our career programs lead to AAS degrees for those seeking careers as professional appraisers and for those who seek to become more successful dealers, estate sellers, auctioneers, dealers and collectors. Our courses provide the specialized knowledge and hands-on practical experience you need to make that great leap from simply looking to truly knowing what you are seeing.

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In this section we wish to inform you of courses being planned and possible dates. Also, it is very important for the staff at the College to understand your needs insofar as planning for the future. We all ask that you take a minute or two of your time and write to us telling us what you would like to see offered and when. This is valuable information when the staff meets to establish the order in which courses are offered.

Please look at our UPCOMING/ONGOING COURSES for the rest of this year and the start of 2014.

Anyone with an interest in these classes, please send an e-mail ASAP so we can put your name on the list. This helps us a great deal in planning and makes the class run better for you.

Automobile Certification Course – We are aware there are a number of people interested in this course and we are working on establishing a schedule. Please drop us an e-mail and let us know if you are interested in taking this course.

Fine Arts Course – We have received some comments concerning offering this course again. This can be a very rewarding course of study and we would like to hear from you concerning your interest. Please drop us an e-mail stating your interest.

USPAP Full Course – Bill Novotny – We are planning to offer the full 15-hour course on USPAP sometime in the first quarter of 2014. We invite you to write to us expressing your interest and dates that would be of interest to you.

Collectibles – We would like to offer this course again and with your expressed interest we can schedule the classes necessary. For those who do not know about the course - it explores collectibles from the 19th century to the present. Learn how to date and rate items through understanding of the manufacturing techniques and learning about the marketplace. You will learn about resources and references and how to spot reproductions. Learn to recognize the values in items frequently overlooked.

Potluck – This is something we try to do once a month. With the upcoming holidays it has now been scheduled for January 12, 2014, a Sunday. It is a great time to meet people you haven’t before who share the same interests as you, and enjoy some fine cooking as well.

All of us at the College look forward to seeing you in one of our classes/seminars soon! You are also welcome to come in an audit one (1) class at no cost to you – if you are in the Los Angeles/Whittier/Orange County area! Let us know of your intention to sit in on a class and we will have coffee and pastries for you. Just drop us a line at this e-mail address and we will have things ready for you.

As always, if we can answer any questions you have please feel free to
send them our way.

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