Authorized Wine Tasting at 2009 International ASA Conference

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Wayne Kompare will conduct a wine tasting seminar at the annual international American Society of Appraisers conference in Orlando, Florida on Monday July 13th 2009 at 1730 hours. Mr. Kompare will offer and compare the salient attributes of six highly rated wines (reds & whites) from two of the most prolific wine producing areas in the world,… Read more »

Article in the Maine Antique Digest

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Published in the April issue of The Maine Antique Digest (p.D14), is my most recent article titled “An Appraiser War Story“. It’s a first-hand account of an episode in the professional life of an appraiser. Check it out. If enough interest is generated for this kind of story-telling, I just might write about other adventures that… Read more »

We’re Live!

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Welcome! I’ve re-created my website in an attempt to keep up with the times. That’s rather difficult for most personal property appraisers because the majority is advanced in age. Not I, of course, or one wouldn’t be here now. Nonetheless I find all of this techno stuff perplexing, but here goes nothing! The objective of this blog… Read more »

An Officer and a Gentleman Rhodes Scholar

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The Unforgiving Minute: A Soldier’s Education by Craig M. Mullaney is a wonderful first-hand account of a young man’s development from West Point plebe to combat warrior captain. I have read a dozen or so memoirs written by soldiers, marines, airmen, and sailors who have fought in the recent Middle East conflicts; Mullaney’s is the… Read more »