Stephenson's Auction House in Bucks County, PA has built a compelling track record over the past half-century for identifying hidden treasures in local estates. Stephenson's expert appraisers have evaluated and brought to auction every imaginable type of antique and vintage collectible, from a diminutive early 19th-century Pennsylvania walnut clock that sold for $31,625 to a contemporary Alex Katz screen-print that hammered $17,250.
PROFESSIONALLY ACCREDITED APPRAISERS ON STAFF
CINDY STEPHENSON has been awarded the ISA CAPP (Certified Appraiser of Personal Property) by the International Society of Appraisers (ISA), the nation's largest organization of personal property appraisers. This is the highest level of recognition the Society can bestow. It is achieved only by undertaking a long-term, intensive course of study in appraisal principles, and passing rigorous examinations on the theory and practice of professional appraising. Attaining the designation of CAPP is an outstanding professional achievement for personal property appraisers. Currently, there are less than 150 in the United States and Canada. Cindy's specialties are in Antiques & Residential Contents, as well as Fine Art. Cindy has been working as an appraiser for over 20 years in the tristate area and beyond, and is available for appraisal and estate disposition consultation throughout the country.
“The International Society of Appraisers (ISA) is a professional organization dedicated to advancing the theory, principles and techniques of personal property appraising, and to furthering the level of professionalism of its members in order to best serve the public's interests. The ISA is the world's leading association of personal property appraisers.
Accredited members must earn their ISA designation and demonstrate appraisal competency through a mandatory education and testing program. They are bound to abide by the rigid Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct, which embraces the highest standards of the profession.
ISA teaches an extensive program on appraisal theory, principles and practice, and also offers specialty classes developed by experts in their respective fields and taught by professional ISA appraisers. Personal property appraising is an evolving profession, and ISA courses reflect the most advanced knowledge available."
(I.S.A. Chapters Manual, Jan. 2003)