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  • American, English, Continental & Oriental furniture, porcelain, pottery, silver, and glass, paintings, Mid Century Modern, textiles and general household contents including collectibles
  • 44 years appraising in Florida
  • 50 years conducting household moving & estate sales for trust departments, attorneys and home owners
  • 44 years in Florid holding sales and acting as a broker for individuals who wish to privately sell antiques, jewelry, and works of art.
  • Court recognized expert witness.
  • Lecturer
  • Bachelor of Arts Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas
  • 2009-2014: Panelist in 2015 and lecturer for Estatesales.net in 2013 and 2014 annual conferences; Decorative Arts Trust seminars in France, Charleston, Mt. Vernon and New York City; study trip to China & Turkey; courses from Appraisers Association of America 2008: USPAP CERTIFIED-Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice
  • 2002-2007 – Educational: 18th century New England Furniture Construction course at Winterthur; Appraisers Association of America (AAA) study trip to Cuba, AAA course update on Theory & Methodology of Appraising, AAA course on report writing focusing on new IRS standards, Decorative Arts Trust seminars in Boston, San Francisco, New Orleans, Yale University and New Bern, North Carolina.
  • Other: Wrote a weekly column for the Bradenton Herald (circulation 60,000), lecturer, appraiser at civic events, South Florida and Bishop Planetarium Board, past president Palma Sola Botanical Gardens, member Decorative Arts Trust, Wedgwood Society, Appraaisers Association of America, and Ringling Museum member.
  • 1999-2001: Completed ASA recertification requirements; AAA annual conferences in NY city, Decorative Arts Forums in Los Angeles, Lancaster County, PA, Cooperstown, Boston, Savannah & others; trips to shows and auctions in New York; yearly attendance at Miami & Palm Beach antique shows
  • 1980-1989: Completed Indiana University Appraisal courses 101,102, & 103; Speaker for National Association of Dealers in Antiques annual conferences in 1990 & 1988 and ISA annual seminars in Washington, DC and New York; Smithsonian Institution seminar “Connoisseurship of American Antique Furniture”; Wedgwood International seminar; ASA seminars in London, Williamsburg, Atlanta and the Henry Ford Museum; ISA seminars in San Francisco, Chicago, Atlanta & Baltimore; ASA Personal property Liaison & Education Committee in 1983, one week study course at Winterthur in American furniture.
  • Appraisers Association of America (AAA) (1978 - 2008)
  • American Society of Appraisers (ASA) (1976 - 1992)
    Senior Member and Board of Examiners
  • International Society of Appraisers (ISA) (1981 – 1992)
    Board of Directors & Conference program
    Chairman in 1983
  • Manatee County Chamber of Commerce
  • Paid subscriptions to art and antique auction results world wide
  • Over 800 antique reference books, educational video material, subscription to ArtNet (updated daily world wide art auction results), subscription to Artfact (updated daily antique auctions including Sotheby’s and Christie’s), extensive periodical collection, subscriptions to current periodicals, internet research, capability auction catalogs from Christie’s, Sotheby’s and regional auction houses, and a working relationship with professional appraisers and dealers through out the United States.
  • Appraisals & Sales byJulie MClure, Inc. has Liability Insurance
  • Escrow account for sale deposits
  • Trained sales staff
  • Payment in 10 business days after the final items are sold