Markets and participants are no longer strictly local. You need to have expertise and experience on a national and global basis, including research and analysis. Our appraisers travel and reside across the country bringing their highest credentials to bear on every situation, whether it is large or small, regional or national, for individuals or institutions to bring training, thought, and skill in resolving personal property assessments.
All types of appraisal functions are accomplished at the highest level, whether it is a simple task of providing market value for a senior citizen seeking to divide their treasures among their children or replacement costs for a vast archive at a corporate headquarters. Our appraisers are trained, qualified, and certified to provide our clients with the latest in appraisal methodology and standards. Reports are easy to read, definitive in nature, and complete in scope. They are also compliant with the Appraisal Foundation's Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP), IRS regulations, as well as the standards and code of ethics set by The International Society of Appraisers (ISA).
We work in tandem with other professionals, whether it is attorneys, accountants, trust officers, adjusters and claim managers, or even other appraisers to offer guidance, support, analysis, and documented help in unusual or complex valuation problems. This includes market evaluations, broad evidence reports, multiple valuations, blockage discounts, and advice on a host of appraisal related predicaments.
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By: Brian G. Kathenes, ISA CAPP
Terminator III? No.... R2D2 turned crook? No... Robocop gone bad? No... This mechanical forger goes by the name of "Autopen." It has become a modern technological wonder for busy VIP's, celebrities, and politicians, but has become a headache for autograph collectors.
Knowing that autopens exist is not enough. An autograph collector must be able to determine which signatures in his or her collection were written by this mechanical forger. That is not an easy task.
The term "Autopen" has become the standard term for all machine signed signatures, just like "Jello" has become the generic term for gelatin. The Autopen is a machine designed and manufactured by the International Autopen Company of Arlington. The machine uses a fabricated matrix to reproduce signatures.