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Jan Robbins Durr, ISA CAPP
Certified Member of International Society of Appraisers

Appraiser Jan Durr

My mission is to provide ethical and reliable identification and appraisal services to individuals and organizations participating in the purchase, sale, claims settlement and insuring of antiques and residential contents.


Experience: 2000-Present

International Society of Appraisers Core Courses I, II, III
International Society of Appraisers Antiques and Residential Contents Course 201
In conjunction with the University of Maryland University College CEU
ISA certification, CAPP, 2006 Requalification course 2011
Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) - successfully completed the 15-hour course (2008) and examination on USPAP, the congressionally recognized set of appraisal standards promulgated by The Appraisal Foundation.
7-hour USPAP update 2012, 2014
Morton College, Chicago, Ill., A.D. Nursing 1970, Clinical Nurse OB-GYN
UNC, Charlotte, NC, undergraduate studies Nursing

Relevant Continuing Education:

Whitehall at the Villa, Chapel Hill
Analysis & Authentication of Antiques Furniture 2009
Later Asian Ceramics 2008
Ivory and Its Look-A-Likes 2006
Ivory Identification
Oriental Decorative Arts 2006
Advanced Silver Seminar 2005
Continental Furniture 2005

Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts: (MESDA): Study of Case Furniture, Decorative Arts, Study of Cabinetmaking, Painted Furniture, Furniture Carving, Needlework, Southern Chairs. Southern Silver

Summer Institute, MESDA, The Southern Backcountry, 2014

New Bedford Whaling Museum: Introduction to Scrimshaw & Annual Conference 2010

ISA Annual Conference 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2008,2009,2011,2012, 2013, 2015

Mint Museum: Study & Research in Historical Pottery & Porcelain

Mint Museum: American Ceramics Circle Conference 2004 Traditional Pottery: Back to the Future, Garth Clark Keynote Speaker, 2012

Winterthur: Fall Institute 2003
Winterthur Winter Institute 2004


“De-Stuff” A Step by Step Guide for Seniors Preparing for an Estate Sale & Downsizing

Featured in Charlotte-Observer article, “Cash in the Attic”,
Author “Henry Mercer’s Moravian Tiles”, article Pottery Illustrated
Author “Senior Markets” for Journal of Advance Appraisal Studies, 2011

Professional Memberships:


Local ISA Chapter: Offices held: President (2012-15), Vice President (2010-11), & Secretary (2006-09)

Foundation for Appraisal Education, Board Member, Secretary (2012-13), Charter member

American Ceramics Circle

Delhom Service League, Mint Museum of Art
Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts, Winston-Salem, NC
Mint Museum of Art, Delhom Service League
International Ivory Society


NBC, Charlotte, NC, appraiser for “Trash or Treasure” 5pm news segment, 2013 Radio interview, WNTI, “Value This”

Speaker for non-profit organizations

Contact Jan
Email: jdurr@robbinsappraisals.com