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About Worthwhile Magazine™

Worthwhile Magazine™ is an online repository of personal property appraisal knowledge accessible to the general public and professionals alike. Discussions include evolving practices and current scholarship used when valuing the various fields of collecting. Since knowledge is power, we believe an open dialogue about connoisseurship is worthwhile.

 

About the Editors

COURTNEY AHLSTROM CHRISTY, ISA CAPP
 

Courtney Ahlstrom Christy is owner of Ahlstrom Appraisals LLC. Based in Atlanta, her firm assists clients throughout the Southeast with the valuation of fine and decorative arts. Courtney is a Certified Member of the International Society of Appraisers with a Private Client Services designation, an Accredited Member of the Appraisers Association of America, and former Vice President of the Foundation for Appraisal Education. After earning a bachelor’s degree in art history from University College Cork in Ireland, Courtney studied 20th century design at the Sotheby’s Institute of Art in London. She then obtained a master’s degree in the history of decorative arts at Smithsonian Associates in Washington, D.C. Courtney has worked with auction houses, museums, and galleries - all of which have provided unique opportunities to closely examine works ranging from the antique to the contemporary. You can find Courtney at Ahlstrom Appraisals LLC online at http://ahlstromappraisals.com

Sarah reeder, isa capp
 

Sarah Reeder is owner of Artifactual History® Appraisal, a full-service art and antique appraisal firm.  She is a Certified Member of the International Society of Appraisers with a Private Client Services designation, an Accredited Member of the Appraisers Association of America, and a graduate of New York University's Program in Appraisal Studies in Fine & Decorative Arts.  Sarah received her master's and undergraduate degrees from the College of William & Mary, where she also completed the Program in Museum Studies, Material Culture, and Early American History from the National Institute of American History and Democracy.  Prior to founding Artifactual History® Appraisal, her professional experience included positions at the Smithsonian Institution, the Library of Congress, and the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation. You can find Sarah at Artifactual History® Appraisal online at https://www.artifactualhistory.com