A 30-year “stuff” veteran, Elizabeth Stewart is a certified member of the Appraisers Association of America. She analyzes art and antiques for estate planning to ascertain value and is one of a few appraisers nationally qualified in donation appraisals for charity for IRS deduction purposes. She advises on the best places to sell “stuff,” and why certain things are worth keeping.
Elizabeth’s column, “Ask the Appraiser” appears weekly in the News Press under the pseudonym “The Gold-digger”; she hosts a weekly radio show covering the arts on KZSB. Her first book, The Savvy Appraiser: Collect Value Divest, relates tales of the various categories of objects that people both collect and want to sell, and is available on Amazon. Her second book, NO THANKS MOM: The Top Ten Objects Your Kids Do Not Want (and what to do with them), is published this month, and relates tales of the generational conflicts around inheritable objects. Both books are available at the workshop.
Elizabeth Stewart holds a BA magna cum laude from Tufts University, a Master’s in Historic Preservation from USD, and a Doctorate from Pacifica in Mythological Studies with an Emphasis on Material Culture.