John Moran Auctioneers has announced that they will conduct an auction to benefit The Foundation for Appraisal Education on Monday, March 12, 2018, at 12 PM PT, live and online. All sales will benefit the Foundation’s efforts to fund scholarships and educational events dedicated to personal property appraising. Items to be auctioned include paintings, silver, jewelry, and glass. John Moran Auctioneers is located at 145 East Walnut Street in Monrovia, CA.

“Moran’s is honored to hold this special auction event and believes strongly in the Foundation’s mission to raise funds for scholarship,” said Jeffrey Moran, Senior Vice President of John Moran Auctioneers. “As a special incentive, shipping will be provided gratis and all lots will be sold to the highest bidder without reserve. Full color catalogues will be available to attendees for free, courtesy of Treasures Estate Concierge Services.”

The Foundation for Appraisal Education (FAE) is a not-for-profit organization that was formed to promote the advancement of education related to personal property appraising. Its mission is to raise funds and award scholarships to those seeking to improve their knowledge in the field of personal property appraising. As a not-for-profit organization, FAE welcomes all appraisers to become a member or apply for a scholarship.

“Whether you’re new to the field or a seasoned professional, we believe the pursuit of appraisal education is a worthy endeavor to support,” said Katy Alexander, President of the Foundation for Appraisal Education. “To fund all of these important programs, the FAE accepts tax deductible donations from groups and individuals as well as corporate donations and sponsorships.” To learn more about scholarships and how to donate, visit foundationforappraisaleducation.org.

A late 19th or early 20th century Continental tantalus (lockable case or stand holding decanters of alcoholic beverages), with crystal decanters, rectangular with a serpentine front, with two dual-tiered racks holding a total of sixteen cordials (est. $300-$500).

A 20th century Cambodian pumpkin-form betel/trinket box, topped by a stem with protruding leaf and flower, each lobed side chased and repousse-decorated with scrolling vines, 5-1/2 inches tall and weighing a total of 13.330 troy ounces (est. $300-$500).

An Italian sapphire brooch, 18kt yellow gold set with 16 single-cut sapphires and 3 single-cut diamonds, measuring 1-1/2 inches square, 16.9 grams (est. $400-$600).

A wide circular bowl with copper rope base by Emilia Castillo (20th century, Taxco, Mexico), with rim and lily pad-form handles topped with silver-plated frogs, hand-hammered, made from verdigris patinated and polished copper (est. $600-$900).

A pastel on paper under glass artwork by Mary Silverwood (NM, 1932-2011), titled Cottonwoods, depicting trees in a landscape, signed lower right (est. $300-$500).

Bidders can preview the catalog at www.johnmoran.com. Online bidding will be available March 12. Phone and absentee bids will also be accepted. Previews will be held Friday, March 9, from 10 AM to 4 PM; Saturday, March 10, from 10 AM to 2 PM; Sunday, March 11, from 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM (preview party, RSVP); and March 12, from 10 AM to 12 PM. All times are Pacific. Internet bidding is by LiveAuctioneers.com and Invaluable.com.

The Foundation for Appraisal Education was originally formed as the ISA Education Foundation under Illinois law and was granted non-profit status in 2003. In 2008, the name was changed to the Foundation for Appraisal Education (it has no affiliation with the Appraisal Foundation, a Congressionally authorized not-for-profit that also services the appraisal industry). The FAE’s sole mission is to promote the advancement of education related to personal property appraising.

The FAE began awarding scholarships in 2004 and today presents four scholarships of $1,000 each, two scholarships of $500 each, plus $1,000 to one selected candidate in memory of Gloria Moroni. Grants for group educational opportunities, such as underwriting educational speakers for the ISA annual conference, are awarded by the FAE. Appraisers and friends of appraisers can now join the Foundation for Appraisal Education and support the Foundation’s ongoing work.

To fund these programs, the FAE accepts memorials and gifts from groups and individuals, as well as corporate donations and sponsorships. The group is headquartered 225 West Wacker Drive, Suite 650, Chicago. To learn more visit www.foundationforappraisaleducation.org.