The Foundation for Appraisal Education , a non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of education related to the personal property appraising field, has published a new annual journal titled the Journal of Advanced Appraisal Studies, 2012.

The Journal of Advanced Appraisal Studies is a unique annual journal written and edited specifically for personal property appraisers. The content includes original research articles, integrative reviews and topical discussions of professional appraisal issues and concerns from a variety of perspectives, theories and approaches. The 2012 edition contains 19 articles and 320 pages with contributions from many nationally and internationally recognized personal property appraisers and from appraisal related industries such as auction houses, insurance brokerages, museums and cultural property conservationists.

Read a review of the 2008 edition of this book at Maine Antique Digest

Read from the 2010 edition by Jane Brennom on authentication vs. appraising

The editor, Todd Sigety, is the owner of two antique shops in Alexandria, Virginia, and has written for many academic and professional magazines. He is a Certified Member of the International Society of Appraisers. For more information please contact him at

Contact The Foundation for Appraisal Education:
201 W Lake St # 214
Chicago IL, 60606
telephone 312 924-1832

The foundation has been in existence since 2002 and provides scholarships to the appraisal community and offer grants to worthwhile endeavors, specifically those providing education and instruction to the public about personal property appraising and related subjects. The Foundation can be contacted at