Offering over 130 years of combined experience from accredited experts.

 

Vice President –Bill Milne G.G., I.S.A.

  • Former Vice President Dunning Auction Service.
  • Member of National Auctioneer’s Association ( NAA) and Illinois State Auctioneer’s Association (ISSA)
  • Graduate of the Gemological Institute of America and the New York University appraisal sciences courses on Antique Gem and Jewelry
  • Member of the Gemological Institute of America Alumni Association
  • Completed American Gemological Laboratory’s courses on the Detection of Treated Corundum and the Origin of Gemstones
  • Accredited Senior Appraiser designation in Personal Property with a Classified Specialty of Gems and Jewelry
  • Designated Master Gemologist Appraiser® by the American Society of Appraisers.
  • Conducted well over 1000 auctions in excess of 100 million dollars.
  • Served as Committee Chairman for Chicago Chapter of the International Conference of Gems and Jewelry
  • Nationally recognized in the art of conduction fine jewelry auctions
  • Advised many authors on the subject of valuation of antique jewelry.
  • Reviewed by Rappaport for his diamond report.
  • Performs well over 150 estate appraisals annually for leading Chicago Individuals and institutions in residential contents general area with special expertise in the area of Fine Jewelry.
  • Retained by courts, administrators, executor, attorneys, and trusts departments of number banks in the Chicago Area and Northern Illinois to prepare appraisals for the use in Probate Division of the Circuit Courts for the State of Illinois Inheritance Tax, and for Federal Estate Tax purposes.
  • Former Vice President of Dunning’s Auction.

Consultant C.P. Terry Dunning, CAI, MPPA

  • Founder of Dunning’s Auction Service, 1957
  • Involved in numerous auctions and appraisals of prominent estates for banks and attorneys throughout Chicago and the Midwest.
  • Life time member of the National Auctioneer’s Association (NAA) and the Illinois State Auctioneer’s Association (ISAA)
  • Designated member of the Certified Auctioneer’s Association (CAI) and a Master Personal Property Appraiser (MPPA) of the NAA.
  • Former Member of the Illinois Auction Advisory Board and past Chairman.
  • Former Senior member of the American Society of Appraisers ( ASA)

President –Scott Palmer, I.S.A.

  • Graduate, Gemological Institute of America (GIA) Diamonds, and Diamond Grading
  • Accredited International Society of Appraisers (ISA),  Specialty Fine Art and Personal Property.
  • Instructor; National Auctioneers Association for Graduate Personal Property Appraiser.
  • Former Director of Decorative Arts, Oriental Rugs, and Jewelry Sales, Bunte Auction Services
  • Performs well over 150 estate appraisals annually for leading Chicago Area individuals and institutions in personal property with special expertise in the area of Fine Art, Decorate Arts, and Oriental Rugs.
  • Retained by courts, administrators, executor, attorneys, and trusts departments of number banks in the Chicago Area and Northern Illinois to prepare appraisals for the use in Probate Division of the Circuit Courts for the State of Illinois Inheritance Tax, and for Federal Estate Tax purposes.