February 21, 2011 | For Immediate Release to Raleigh News & Observer and Durham-Herald Sun and online PR sites:


Local appraiser Vicky Nash Shaw, ISA CAPP, has been elected as the Treasurer and Board of Director member of the Foundation for Appraisal Education. The Foundation is a national not-for-profit organization formed to promote the advancement of education related to personal property appraising.

The Foundation for Appraisal Education awards scholarships to aid those seeking to improve their knowledge in the field of personal property appraising. In addition grants for group educational opportunities, such as underwriting educational speakers for ISA's annual conference, are also awarded.

Vicky Nash Shaw is an ISA certified personal property appraiser, and is one of about 125 ISA certified appraisers in the United States. She works locally in the Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill areas and regionally in North Carolina and southern Virginia. She recently returned from a national ISA conference where she attended specialty training on Tennessee Pottery, Folk Art, and Remington and Russell Bronzes.

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For Immediate Release to Raleigh News & Observer and Durham-Herald Sun
March 1, 2010

Local Appraiser earns highest appraisal designation.

Vicky Nash Shaw has been awarded the designation of Certified Appraiser of Personal Property (CAPP) by the International Society of Appraisers (ISA). This designation is the highest level of credentials that a personal property appraiser can achieve with ISA. A non-profit institution, the International Society of Appraisers trains, tests and credentials individuals appraising antiques, fine art, residential contents and other personal property. ISA is one of only two organizations that provides on-going testing and credentialing for antique and art appraisers; appraisers are required to maintain their knowledge through continuing education, are required to meet ethical standards, and are required to maintain their skills by completing a required amount of appraisal hours every five years. Through the endeavors of ISA, consumers can be assured that ISA certified appraisers (ISA CAPP) are of the highest caliber and that they possess the skills to offer professional appraisal standards.

A graduate of the University of Kentucky (BS) and Marshall University (MBA), Vicky has been a generalist appraiser since 2003. After earning her ISA accreditation in 2004, she started her firm Authentic Appraisal and Estate Services and subsequently incorporated into an LLC in 2008. Vicky was also a recipient of ISA’s Distinguished Service award for 2008-2009.

Since her accreditation, Vicky has worked to gain specialization experience in the fields of American, French, Chinese and English furniture, silver, paintings and prints. She also specializes in Chinese, Japanese, Moroccan and Anatolian ceramics, American ceramics and glassware, and other decorative arts as well as general Orientalia. Working with her husband Wayne, also of the same firm, she also appraises classic and collector cars.

Vicky is now one of only 110 appraisers with this ISA designation currently working in the United States. As a generalist appraiser, Vicky works primarily in North Carolina and Virginia, but with her specialization expertise, she has worked nationally for clients located in New Jersey, Florida, South Carolina, Tennessee and Nevada. Clients include private individuals, attorneys and accountants, insurance companies and non-profit organizations. She offers a variety of appraisal types, including insurance, estate, charitable contribution and damage claim appraisals. In addition, she regularly works roadshow style appraisal fairs across the southeastern United States, and offers private consultations for verbal approximations of value.

Located in the Raleigh Durham area of North Carolina, Vicky can be reached at 919 475-6930 or at vickynash.shaw@gmail.com. Her website is www.TheAuthenticAppraisal.com.

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For Immediate Release to Raleigh News & Observer and Durham-Herald Sun
March 1, 2010

Durham Regent Hosts Successful Appraisal Fair!

Following in the footsteps of the Raleigh Antiques Roadshow, the Durham Regent Retirement Community hosted an appraisal fair on August 4th. Open to both Regent residents and the local Durham community, the fair had a steady line of people for the three hour event. A wide array of items were valued; notable items included, a Springfield rifle, a Persian gold armor set, pair of period Windsor chairs, pair of mid-20th century Japanese presentation vases, German and English porcelain, and notable original oil paintings.

Becky Vollers, event coordinator reported "Our (Durham Regent Retirement's) first appraisal fair was a wonderful and exciting experience. This event was filled with unforgettable memories.”

Antique and art appraiser Vicky Nash Shaw (blog author) was the featured appraiser. I provided valuations for about 40 customers and for about 150 items. Not only did I see some unusual treasures, but I heard some fabulous stories about the items. It was a fun appraisal event. Several individuals brought valuable treasures and collectibles which were unique and one of a kind…..many were items that need insurance appraisals for documentation in the event of a loss.

Becky Vollers, event coordinator, also added “A special Thank You to Vicky Nash Shaw for her kindness and participation in this event.” The Durham Regent Community residents have a tradition of supporting the community, and proceeds from the appraisal fair benefited both school children and the local Ronald McDonald home. The retirement community is located on Pickett Road in Durham; the management office as well as Becky Vollers can be reached at 919 490-6224. Local appraiser Vicky Nash Shaw can be reached at 919 474-6930 or through her website at www.TheAuthenticAppraisal.com.

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For Immediate Release
October 1, 2008

Vicky Nash Shaw, appraiser and co-owner of the Triangle's Authentic Appraisal & Estate Services, LLC, completed an advanced specialty course of the International Society of Appraisers, which provides her with the credentials to appraise fine art and sculpture.

Published October 2008
Carolina Women ®
The Magazine for Women in the Triangle

For more information contact: Vicky Nash Shaw, Authentic Appraisal & Estate Services, LLC. vicky.shaw@verizon.net or 919-475-6930

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For Immediate Release - Abbreviated Version
October 1, 2008
Art Appraisal & Auction to Benefit Artists and Arts Groups

Melbourne, FL - The first event to benefit the Fund for Arts in Brevard (FAB) will be held November 8, 2008 at the Melbourne International Airport. Beginning Saturday morning November 8, from 9:00AM to 4:00 PM, "A FABulous Affair, Art Appraisal and Auction" will kick off with an Appraisal Fair and Silent Auction held throughout the airport's main entrance and atrium. The public is invited to bring their fine art, estate jewelry, antiques and collectibles for an appraisal at the nominal fee of $100.00 per item or $25 for three items per person.

Featured Professional Art and Collectibles Appraisers include:
Vicky Nash Shaw, ISA, AM, from North Carolina, Robin Varnes Braswell, ISA, from Florida, Dana Holland-Beikert, ISA CAPP, from Tennessee, Leon Castner, ISA CAPP, AAA, from Pennsylvania, and Brian G. Kathenes, ISA CAPP, from New Jersey.

Shaw, ISA CAPP, from North Carolina is an ISA certified generalist antiques appraiser and also specializes in American, Chinese and French Furniture, Asian and American Ceramics and pottery, and American Silver. In 2007, she worked beside Judith Miller (renowned author and publisher of Millers' Antiques Price Guides and other publications on antiques) at an appraisal fair. Vicky has appraised a wide variety of items from 18th century furniture to a USS Sequoia presidential flag with Ricahrd Nixon provenance.

Braswell, ISA, from, Florida is also a ISA certified generalist antiques and art appraiser, specializing in, glassware, silver and fine art. She is a nationally recognized appraisal expert on Florida Highwaymen art.

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Released to the Raleigh News & Observer and Henderson Daily Dispatch

Lita Solis-Cohen, senior editor of Maine Antique Digest (left) was one of the dignitaries present when Vicky Nash Shaw, right, of Authentic Appraisal & Estate Services, LLC attended the recent International Society of Appraisers conference in Baltimore.

Area Appraiser Attends antiques Workshop
Vicky Nash Shaw meets, learns from notables in the field during Baltimore conference

Vicky Nash Shaw recently attended lectures, tours and hands-on workshops during the annual International Society of Appraisers (ISA) conference in Baltimore.

The ISA is an international association that offers a comprehensive professional development program designed to build and enhance performance in the area of personal property appraisal practice as well as specialty studies. The organization tests and credentials appraisers in several divisions, including antiques and residential contents and fine art.

This conference brought together experts from North America in the fields of antiques and residential contents, as well as fine art and jewelry, giving attendees the unique opportunity to study with experts like Wendell Garrett, editor of Antiques Magazine and regular "Antiques Roadshow" appraiser; Sumpter Priddy III, author and scholar of American culture; Carrie Rebora Barratt, curator at the Metropolitan Museum of Art; and Lita Solis-Cohen, senior editor of Maine Antiques Digest.

These sessions allowed Shaw to expand her expertise in several areas, including period Baltimore furniture, Amish quilts and period picture frames. "The diversity that I see in local decorative arts collections is truly amazing." said Shaw, "and training of this caliber helps me have, the knowledge and skills I need to better serve my clients."

Shaw is an ISA certified appraiser, a director of the International Appraisal Group, and co-owner of Authentic Appraisal and Estate Services. She works regionally in North Carolina and Southside Virgina, and specializes in estate and insurance appraisals. She is located near Raleigh and Durham, and can be reached at 919-475-6930 or by email at vickynash.shaw@gmail.comt.

(Scanned from the Henderson Daily Dispatch May 25, 2008)
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Released to the Raleigh News & Observer and Durham Spectator


Flanders Art Gallery in Raleigh will present a "Fine Arts & Antiques Appraisal Information Workshop" on June 7th from 6:30 - 8 PM. This appraisal workshop, presented by Vicky Nash Shaw and Kelly Flanders McChesney, is the second workshop in a series of informational presentations that are free and open to the community.

Shaw and McChesney will educate collectors and art lovers alike about when personal property appraisals can be of benefit to them. Included will be information relative to how to select an appraiser, factors that incluence art and antique values, and an overview of the various types of values. The focus of the workshop will include a discussion on when and how to insure items for insurance purposes, and there will also be a brief discussion on appraisals for estate and non-cash charitable contribution purposes. Collectors of art, antiques and specialty items will be interested to learn about new IRS regulations for appraiser selection.

Vicky Nash Shaw, an certified ISA appraiser who lives north of Oxford, specializes in residential contents and antiques appraisals for estate and insurance purposes. Kelly Flanders McChesney is owner and Gallery Director for Flanders Art Gallery. Individual appraisals can be made by appointment.

Flanders Art Gallery is located at 18 Seaboard in the new brick buildings at Seaboard Station, just off Peace Street and Salisbury, near Peace College. For more information, contact Vicky Nash Shaw at 919-475-6930 or vicky.shaw@verizon.net.

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Released March 2007 to media in Raleigh, Chapel Hill, durham, and Hillsborough North Carolina
The International Appraisal Group Announces the Appointment of Vicky Nash Shaw, ISA CAPP as its Newest Director

Last week in South Carolina, THE INTERNATIONAL APPRAISAL GROUP held a private meeting to appoint a new Board of Directors, selected from among its network of credentialed appraisers. Vicky Nash Shaw, of Authentic Appraisal & Estate Services, LLC has been appointed to this prestigious board of directors.

Membership in this exclusive group is by invitation only and is restricted to professional Personal Property and Antique Appraisers in the United States and Canada, carefully chosen for their knowledge of the fine and decorative arts, and antiques. Invitees must be certified by one of the three professional appraisal societies (International Society of Appraisers, American Society of Appraisers, Appraisers Association of America,) and must demonstrate proficiency in identification and valuation of properties in their fields. In addition, they are routinely tested and are required to maintain a long-term committment to the profession.

Current board members are expert in valuing such exotic properties as original artwork, Titanic memorabilia, NASCAR collectibles, autographs of famous people, bronzes, historic documents, military, textiles, aircraft, yachts, Chinese export silver, Disneyana, and sports collectibles. Members also maintain proficiency in appraising residential contents with which the public is most familiar (furniture, silver, glass, ceramics, toys, etc.)

Vicky is an independent appraiser, co-owner of Authentic Appraisal & Estate Services, LLC and lives north of Oxford, North Carolina. She specializes in 18th, 19th, 20th century American furniture, American silver and American ceramics. She is currently working on a field of specialization in Japanese Woodblock prints and Chinese porcelain. She can be reached at 919-475-6930. For More Information Contact: Vicky Nash Shaw, Authentic Appraisal & Estate Service, vicky.shaw@verizon.net.

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Vicky Nash Shaw, ISA has recently been awarded her ISA certified Member status by the International Society of Appraisers. The accreditation is achieved by undertaking an intensive course of study in appraisal principle and passing rigorous examinations on the theory and practice of professional appraising as well as on ethical standards of practice and legal considerations. Attaining this ISA designation is a major professional achievement for personal property appraisers. The presence of the ISA logo is an assurance to the general public that they are working with an appraiser who is dedicated to upholding the highest of standards in accuracy, competency and integrity in their professional endeavors.

Vicky, a former resident of Hillsborough, is now located north of Raleigh and Durham, and is available for antique and personal property appraisals in North Carolina and Virginia. She specializes in American 18th, 19th, 20th century, and American ceramics and porcelain. She offers all types of residential contents appraisals, and provides a consulting service for estate settlement and collection downsizing. She can be reached at vicky.shaw@verizon.net or 919-475-6930.

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