On Monday, April 9 at 1 p.m., Robert “Bob” Connelly will discuss the different types of appraisals, and will appraise one item per audience member at the Phelps Mansion Museum at 191 Court Street in Binghamton.
Bob is a longtime member of the American Society of Appraisers (ASA), and is an Accredited Senior Appraiser, the Society’s highest designation. He has served locally as President of the ASA’s Hudson Valley Chapter (1990, 1996 and 2007), and is a member of its Board of Directors (1990 to present). He served on the International Personal Property Committee, an ASA national assignment. Bob has also served nationally on the Appraisers Association of America’s Board of Directors from 1995-2007, and as the Regional Representative for NY-NJ-CT from 2008 to 2013. He also holds that Society’s highest designation.
Widely recognized as an authority on antiques, collectibles, clocks and watches, sports memorabilia, and classic cars, Bob has appeared as an expert witness in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, Michigan and Texas, and is a consultant for the Technical Advisory Service for Attorneys (TASA).
Although Bob occasionally provides a Professional Opinion of Value, an abbreviated appraisal to meet special needs, most of his appraisals are full narrative reports prepared in conformity with the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP), published by the Appraisal Foundation. Only the standard USPAP report is valid in court and accepted by banks, insurance companies, auction houses, and the IRS. Naturally, Bob keeps current on appraisal standards by attending conferences and training seminars. He completed the USPAP 2016 in January, and has also brushed up on the IRS review process for donations and estates.
Lunch starts at 12 p.m. noon and Bob’s program starts at 1 p.m. Admission to both the lunch and program is $20 for the general public, members, and guests. Attending the program only is $5. For reservations, call (607) 722-4873 by Friday, April 6, at 4 p.m. Reservations can also be made below.