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Antique and Art Collector's Legal Guide [NOOK Book]


protect the things you love-
your collection, your investment and your peace of mind.

"Sage Advice. Collectors...need to know...the fine points of their collections. The thoughts, the questions, the guidance has been distilled down to one volume, The Antique and Art ...
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Antique and Art Collector's Legal Guide

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protect the things you love-
your collection, your investment and your peace of mind.

"Sage Advice. Collectors...need to know...the fine points of their collections. The thoughts, the questions, the guidance has been distilled down to one volume, The Antique and Art Collector's Legal Guide."

-George E. Hicks, CEO, The National Civil War Museum and former Director, Museum and Historical Services, at The Greenwich Workshop

Nationally recognized attorney and art law expert, Leonard D. DuBoff, gives every collector what they have been looking for. This concise, easy to follow guide, leads the collector from the prepurchase stages, to displaying your work, to passing it on for future generations to love and enjoy.

Don't Be Cheated-Learn to spot fakes, phonies and fast-talkers

Uncover Hidden Gems-Learn to find treasures in untapped places

Avoid Costly Mistakes-Learn what you need to know about insurance, taxes, customs,
loaning out your work, and THE RIGHTS OTHERS MAY HAVE TO

"Useful legal and practical tools...for the amateur as well as the serious collector."

-Caroline R. Young, artist

Whether you are collecting quarters or Queen Anne Furniture,
masks or museum-quality pieces-
this book is for YOU!
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781402231735
  • Publisher: Sourcebooks, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 6/1/2003
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 208
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

Leonard D. DuBoff is an art lover and enthusiast with over thirty years experience studying, teaching, writing, and breathing art and crafts law. Known as one of the leading authorities on Art Law, DuBoff's works are frequently referenced by judges, lawyers, and anyone interested in knowing about the law in this field. He has served on numerous advisory boards and received several accolades for his work and devotion including the Oregon Governor's Art Award.

DuBoff began his renowned career teaching law at Stanford Law School. He then taught as a Professor of Law at Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Oregon, for over twenty-three years. In addition to teaching such courses as the Law and the Arts, DuBoff served Of Counsel to three Portland area law firms before founding The DuBoff Law Group.

DuBoff is licensed to practice in both New York and Oregon, as well as admitted to over fifteen federal courts-including the United States Customs Court, the United States Court of International Trade, and the United States Supreme Court. His major practice areas include Art Law, Crafts law, International Law, Copyright and Trademark Law, and Business Law.

DuBoff's influence is immense. He is the author of over fifteen books directly related to art, crafts, galleries, photographers, and publishing, as well as countless articles on the subject. In addition to The Antique and Art Collector's Legal Guide, DuBoff can be found as a frequent contributor to Art Trends Magazine, Communication Arts, Glass Craftsman, Picture Magazine, Woodshop News, and Critical Issues.

DuBoff shares his passion with his wife and three children. He currently lives in Portland, Oregon.
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Table of Contents


Introduction -

Section 1: Acquisition and Protection

Chapter 1: Getting Started

Chapter 2: Purchasing and Reselling Your Collectibles
Galleries and Shops
Artists and Craftspeople
General Restrictions

Chapter 3: Due Diligence on Purchase and/or Sale -
Stolen Goods

Chapter 4: Authenticating the Work -
Multiples Legislation
Certification Marks

Chapter 5: Inventory and Insurance -
Loss Occurance

Chapter 6: A Guide to Protecting Your Home and Collection from Theft
Alarm Systems
Exterior Considerations
Identifying Your Property
Victim of Burglary

Chapter 7: Investments
Investment Potential
Investment Considerations and Sources of Information
Financing Investments

Chapter 8: Conservation and Restoration
Suggested Methods of Display
Signs of Deterioration
Professional Conservators
Conservation and Restoration Techniques

Section 2: Specific Legal Issues -

Chapter 9: Copyright
Copyright Act of 1976
Copyright Protection
Copyright Owner

Chapter 10: When Rights Collide -
Moral Rights
Resale Royalties

Chapter 11: Tax Considerations -
Income Tax
Gift and Estate Considerations

Chapter 12: Import and Export Restrictions for the Collector
Customs Duties

Chapter 13: When Your Artwork is Held by Others -

Glossary -

Appendix A: List of Organizations -

Appendix B: List of Publications -

Appendix C: Selected Laws Governing Artists and Dealers

Appendix D: Other Resources -

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