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August Chapter Meeting: The Insider's Secrets to Trash or Treasure

  • Thursday, August 15, 2019
  • 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Holiday Inn Express & Suites, 21100 Haggerty Road, Northville Township, MI 48167

The Insider's Secrets to Trash or Treasure

Like hundreds of organizing professionals across the country, you have more than likely entered a home filled with items stacked on shelves, packed away in cupboards or hidden under a pile of boxes in the basement and wondered what is TRASH or TREASURES. 

Darlene Hines, owner of Nostalgia Antique Appraisal Services in Bloomfield Hills and one of our new NAPO MI Business Partners, will take us through this lecture-style hands-on presentation and will discuss basic techniques that organizers can use to help determine if an item may have value, and if so, what are the next steps.

• What to look for

• Basic characteristics of antiques or collectibles

• Marks and signage

• When to call an appraiser

• The appraisal process of a qualified appraiser

About Our Presenter

PROFESSIONAL PROFILE: Certified Appraiser of the International Society of Appraisers (ISA CAPP) since 2001. Current Credentials in Uniform Standards for Professional Appraisal Practices, (USPAP.) Served two terms on the ISA Board of Directors, 2004-2010 and served on the Executive Board Committee as Secretary 2005-2008. Former Board Liaison to the Ethics and Antiques and Residential Contents Committees; current member of the Appraisal Designation & Review Committee and Board Nominating Committee of  ISA.  Appraises Antiques, Decorative Arts, African & African American items and other Personal Property. Past President and Vice-President of the Great Lakes Chapter of the International Society of Appraisers. 

SPECIALTIES:  Qualified to appraise personal property ranging from 18th Century Antiques and Decorative Arts to Early 20th Century Antiques to Mid-Century Modern and Contemporary home furnishings and collectibles. Furniture, porcelain, china, pottery, silver, glass, vintage clothing, African-African American Art & Collectibles; Jewelry, Art, and  Coin Appraisers on our Team.


We will be running Zoom at the August Chapter meeting, so if you can't attend in person you're welcome to attend virtually! Zoom is offered for members only. Members: keep an eye on your email inbox for the Zoom invitation which will be sent on the Tuesday before the meeting. An RSVP is required if you plan to Zoom: please send your RSVP to Marianne Behler by 5:00pm on the day before the meeting (

Meeting Cost

Attendance at chapter meetings is a benefit of membership for Regular Members and Business Partners. Guests pay $20 at the door. Please ask for the Treasurer when you arrive. Click here for more information about joining our NAPO Michigan Chapter.

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