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29 Sep

Hull on Estates #434 – Art as an Estate Asset

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This week on Hull on Estates, Paul Trudelle and Nick Esterbauer discuss artwork and the special considerations that should not be overlooked when it comes to estate planning or administration involving this unique investment asset.

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04 Feb

The Search for Lost Art Revisited

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“He who touches the ashes of the past,
Will burn himself with still glowing coals.” 
–Elizabeth Heyking

Han Sachs invoked this quote in his autobiographical work: "The World’s Greatest Poster Collection: How it came into being and How it Disappeared From the Face of the Earth."  As the title of his book suggests, Sachs (who was, among other things, Einstein’s dentist) compiled an invaluable poster collection that was confiscated by the Nazis in November, 1938.  He died without ever recovering his treasured collection.

In a recent essay published in the Timesonline, his great-granddaughter recounts the subsequent efforts made by Sachs’ son to recover his late father’s collection.  Despite the fact that Germany: (i) committed to return confiscated art found in museums by signing the Washington Conference Principles on Nazi-Confiscated Art in 1999, and (ii) where the Third Reich was implicated, implied that it would not invoke any statute of limitations, a recent Court decision in favour of the estate was nonetheless appealed by the German government and the decision is pending.

The efforts of an executor of an estate to recover lost art poses special challenges that I recounted in this blog reviewing the efforts of the estate trustees of the estate of Max Stern and the advent of the Lost Art Internet Database.   

David M. Smith 

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26 Feb

Determining Value – Hull on Estate and Succession Planning #101

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Listen to Determining Value

This week on Hull and Estate and Succession Planning, Ian and Suzana talk about values and appraisals. They specifically look at some of the issues related to assigning value to assets such as jewellery, automobiles, antiques and artwork.

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