John C. Kline, Appraiser


John C. Kline, GPPA, ISA
Licensed Appraiser
Licensed Auctioneer 







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Curriculum Vitae (summary)

International Society of Appraisers, ISA (2010 & 2016 Re-qualification on Appraisal Studies)

Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP Qualified; 2010, 2013, 2015)

Graduate Personal Property Appraiser, National Auctioneer Association

Graduate Mendenhall School of Auctioneering, High Point, North Carolina

Appraiser as an expert witness workshop, Roger P. Durkin, J.D, Atlanta, GA

Bachelor of Arts, Modern Foreign Language Area Studies, Kenyon College, Gambier, Ohio

International Society of Appraisers National Conferences, (2010, 2011, 2015, 2016)

  • 2016: Apprising in a landscape of change
  • 2016: Making sense of the market for fine art and decorative arts
  • 2016: Creating opportunities with clients, their collections & estate planning professionals
  • 2016: Advanced methodologies employed in the DIA valuation
  • 2016: Asian turbulence & market upheaval
  • 2016: Appraising international art & collectables
  • 2015: IRS expectations and requirements for appraisers
  • 2015: 20th century design: why markets rise while others fall
  • 2015: Unique appraisal circumstances
  • 2015: Researching provenance for the fine & decorative arts
  • 2015: Case studies, effect of provenance on value in the decorative arts
  • 2015: The effects of conservation, restoration & repairs on value of period furniture
  • 2015: Today’s Tiffany market: current trends, values and authenticity
  • 2015: Identifying & valuing Chinese furniture & decorative arts

Foundation for Appraisal Education Seminar, Freeman’s, Philadelphia, PA (2016)

  • Why fakes matter: authenticating American furniture
  • Online auctions & fake art
  • Faking furniture in the twentieth century and beyond
  • Impostors: faking faces on portrait miniatures
  • Case law for art fakes
  • Catching fakes, frauds and alterations
  • Pennsylvania German Fraktur: from A to Z
  • Pueblo pottery & current market trends
  • Embroidery: the language of art
  • Most dangerous imitations: Chinese export porcelain fakes
  • Connoisseurship in American Furniture
  • Watches: Luxury or Lie: methodology for identification of counter fit luxury watches
  • Knoedler on trial: lessons learned from lawsuits against America’s oldest art gallery

Foundation for Appraisal Education Seminars, Quinn’s Galleries, Washington, DC  (2012, 2013)

  • Identifying & valuing Southern furniture
  • Do’ & don’ts of ivory, horn, bone and endangered species
  • Current trends & value of Asian art & artifacts
  • Tax court & appraisal expectations
  • Valuation of contemporary glass
  • Forensics of oil paintings
  • Art pottery, a representation of good, better and best
  • Religion and furniture in the Southern back country
  • Good, bad and the ugly in American painting
  • American stoneware: its history & uses (1812-1900)
  • Ten ways to tell a fake painting without looking at it
  • Chinese export for the American market (1785-1940)

Whitehall at the Villa Antiques: In-depth workshops, Chapel Hill, North Carolina

  • Fakes and Frauds of the 19th & 20th Centuries
  • Modernist & Post-Modernist Silver
  • Analysis & Authentication of Antique Furniture
  • Wood analysis and Identification
  • Identification and evaluation techniques of prints and oil paintings
  • Hot and cold in the Asian market


Professional Designations

International Society of Appraisers (ISA)

Graduate Personal Property Appraiser, NAA (GPPA)

Licensed North Carolina Auctioneer (NCAL #8954)

Competent Toastmasters (C.T.M)

Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE) -earned not active


Professional Memberships

International Society of Appraisers, Member

Elizabeth Stifel Kline Foundation, Trustee

Exponent Philanthropy, Member


John C. Kline, GPPA, ISA
Appraiser & Auctioneer
Original Illusions
4422 Durham-Chapel Hill Blvd
Durham, NC 27707
(919) 559-7561