Barbara J. Pickett, MCA, DD - Call or Text (562) 208-8909

Professional Background
Barbara has completed the following education:

GCA        Graduate Certified Appraiser
MCA       Master Certified Appraiser
GGAC    Graduate Gemology Appraiser Certificate
USPAP   Current Certification
DD           Divinity Doctorate

While attending classes and after graduation she worked with Dr. David Long, Owner and President of the College for Appraisers, as his Administrative Assistant. During this time Dr. David Long mentored her in the history of antiques and collectibles, professional appraisal business practices and appraisal theory.

Barbara realized early on that since so many of her clients were going through major life changes, a great deal of her work involved counseling in one form or another. In order to better provide for them, she worked towards a Doctorate in Divinity with emphasis in Spiritual Counseling. 

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Additional Education

                  International Society of Appraisers
                    Core Course in Appraisal Studies
                    The Appraisal of Antiques and Residential Contents  
                 California State University, Long Beach
                   Certificate in Textiles Collections Management

                   American Quilter's Society
                    Quilt Appraising Course Series

                   National Quilting Association
                    Quilt Judging Course Series

                  Gemological Institute of America
                    Pearls and Pearl Grading
                    Counter Sketching
Barbara believes continuing education is important to maintain her appraisal skills and to allow for professional growth and development. She regularly attends courses and seminars on topics such as Glass, Pottery, Rugs, Costume & Clothing, Quilts & Textiles, Sports Memorabilia, Furniture, Folk Art, Fine Arts, Jewelry, and other topics which relate to the Origins, History and Appraising of Personal Property.


Professional Affiliations
     Costume Society of America
     Gemological Institute of America Alumni
Additional Experience
Barbara has spoken or given seminars for groups such as:
                   The College for Appraisers
                   Friends of Los Alamitos Library
                   Rossmoor Woman's Club
                   Temple Beth David, Westminster 
                   Huntington Beach Antique Collectors Club
                   Signal Hill Public Library
                   Torrance Adult School Antiques & Collectibles Class
Barbara regularly performs valuation or "edu-tainment" clinics at such venues as Street Fairs, Charity Fund Raisers and Swap Meets.
Some of these venues include: Verde Valley Fairgrounds (Cottonwood, Arizona), Signal Hill Library, The Rose Bowl (Pasadena), The Saugus Swap Meet (Santa Clarita), Rancho Los Cerritos Museum (Long Beach), Rolling Hills Estates Community Center (American Association of University Women), The Orange County Fair, Costa Mesa Antiques Show, Palos Verdes Art Center, Whittier Street Fair, City of Orange Street Fair,  St. Mary's Hospital (Long Beach), Morningside of Fullerton Retirement Community.
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To gain some insight into Barbara's philosophy: 
Download a copy of Barbara's Article which was published in the October 2013 issue of Collector Magazine.

  Member in Good Standing 
Antiques and Collectibles National Association

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