Thank you for both a very satisfying financial, courteous, and professional experience.

Dear Lisa and Lorie– Joanne and I wanted to thank you for doing a fantastic job with our recent Estate Sale.  Not only was it financially rewarding, but the manner in which you prepared for the event with days of hard work which I witnessed myself was truly amazing.  The final arrangements of tables, shelves,.. read more →

Why Choose an ISA Appraiser?

Make an Educated Choice! Whenever there’s a question about the value of your personal property, there’s also a risk involved. It may be the risk of selling too low, or of paying too much; the risk of being under or over insured; the risk of not getting your fair share in a division of the.. read more →

Brown Furniture the treasures of yesterday.

Daily we receive calls from people in need of selling their families antiques. Ah…. ANTIQUES… they are not the treasured possessions of yesterday. Our industry now refers to these as “Brown Furniture”. Of course there are those rare spectacular pieces that stand alone in quality, provenance and maker, but for now I am talking about.. read more →

Auction Coordination of Chinese Cizhou Pottery Pillow Brings Fantastic Result

” order_by=”sortorder” order_direction=”ASC” returns=”included” maximum_entity_count=”500″] We at L&L wear many hats, Estate Liquidation, Personal Property Appraisals and Auction Coordination. We love to provide individualized service for our clients. One of our favorite services is Auction Coordination. When we find that an item has a particularly high value we will “shop it around” to auction houses.. read more →

Do Antiques appreciate in value?

I wanted to share this fabulous article I received yesterday.  It was written by one of our ISA teachers and friend Leon Castner. Leon is a brilliant appraiser. He worked as an auctioneer at one point in his career and is extremely well versed in today’s resale personal property market. Lorie and I receive calls daily from.. read more →

Asian Art & More!!

Happy New Year!   Starting off the year with a sale in a beautiful home filled with Asian artwork and so much more.  Owner traveled the world and collected wonderful treasures.   Sale will be January 27th – 28th 9am – 4pm Address to be announced day before sale.  Highlights of the sale include: Asian.. read more →

Donating Household Items May Require an Appraisal

 Donating household items and wondering if you need an appraisal? Check out this wonderful article that Lorie Hart wrote for Crain’s Cleveland Business speaking to just that. It appeared in their November 6th Estate Planning supplement.   read more →

People are buying the “smalls”.

Wonderful article collaborating what we consistently tell clients… Money is not in reselling your furniture, it is in the “smalls”. I know they don’t want to believe that their very expensive and beautiful dining room set is difficult to sell, but believe us it is.  Millennial’s are not interested in big “stuff”.  Everything important fits.. read more →

Knowing the Ins and Outs of Donating Tangible Personal Property

Lisa K Lowy ISA AM was very honored to once again write an article for the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Journal. This article appears in their December 2015 journal on pages 40 – 42. Knowing the Ins and Outs of Donating Tangible Personal Property Please contact L&L with your charitable donation needs.   read more →

6 Dangerous Collectibles

This is an informative article by Terry Kovel on What Not To Collect… A good read. read more →