Our Estate Appraiser Team
Clinton Beck CPPA Appraiser, Auctioneer – CEO President & Founder
Clinton Beck has built his corporation over the past 35 years appraising all types of treasures. His companies all deal in antiquities, numismatics, jewelry and auction services. His antique & jewelry stores are a foundation of the antique community in Alberta. His knowledge and expertise are at your service.
Clinton is the President of the Wild Rose Antique Collectors Society, Vice President Military Collectors Club of Canada Edmonton Chapter, Director of The Edmonton Numismatic Society and Director Leading Stars Arts & Education Foundation. He is also a instructor and lecturer for the Canadian Personal Property Appraisers Academy.
Clinton is a professional appraiser and a member of the Canadian Personal Property Appraisers Group. He is also a member of the Alberta Auctioneers Association and the Canadian Jewellers Association. Clinton is also a lecturer and author of appraisal courses at the Canadian Personal Property Appraiser Academy.
Clinton M. Beck CPPA President & Founder
Samantha VandenBrink CPPA – Furniture Clothing & Jewelry Appraiser
The jewelry business runs in Samantha’s family. Her grandfather is a one of the most famous Canadian engravers to ever live. Her years of experience and passion for antiquities make her a great asset to the appraisal team. She is an expert researcher with a BA in Teaching. She is also the head instructor and program developer at the Canadian Personal Property Appraisers Academy.
Kärin Thomas CPPA Antiques & Estate Appraisals
Kärin Thomas CPPA from the Canadian Personal Property Appraisers Academy is a top notch appraiser of art, antiques, furniture and artifacts. With an interior decorating background, her passion for purchasing beautiful items started at a very young age. She has traveled to more than 40 countries and has found some incredible treasures. She is an expert researcher and loves to help find the treasures for your collection. If you are downsizing, looking to liquidate or have any questions regarding appraisals Kärin would be happy to answer any questions. Kärin is the owner of Beck Antiques & Jewellery in Leduc Alberta.
Carol Morgan CPPA – Antiques and Estate Appraiser
Carol Morgan Curriculum Vitae
Carol Morgan is the definition of passion when it comes to antiques and there’s no further evidence needed than her qualifications and over 30 years of experience. BA MLS in Library Science and an MA in Antiques, Carol is also a registered CPPA member.
Carol Ann Morgan BA, MLS, MA (Antiques) CPPA™
Bachelor of Arts, —BA ▪ 1976 Faculty of Arts, University of Alberta
Certificate Archives & Records Management Summer 1976 (with Distinction)
Master of Library Science —MLS▪1979 Faculty of Library Science, University of Alberta
Professional Development Center – Portland State University▲ An Estate Sale Workshop: Improving your Skills -July 15, 2005
Master of Arts (Antiques) —MA ▪ 2012, School of Art Design, Performance,
University of Central Lancashire
Thesis: Medalta Potteries, Medicine Hat, Alberta Canada: Demise by design: 1924-1954
Canadian Personal Property Appraisers Group CPPA®™ ▪ Accreditation Course – New Westminster, BC February, 2012
Canadian Microbusiness Training Program© Microbusiness Training Centre Inc. Edmonton, Alberta November 2004 – May 2005.
Ventures – Entrepreneur –business incubator program – July-September 2016
Retail sales experience From Times Past , Edmonton, AB – 2005
Edmonton, AB – Art and antiques auction experience from 2005- to present including Arthur Clausen and Sons Auctioneers; Ward’s Auctions and Lando Art Auctions
MCC Thrift Store -, Edmonton, AB – 2016 — Collectibles appraisal and pricing
Beck Antiques & Jewellery, Edmonton, AB -2017— www.beckantiques.com —Appraiser, retail experience
Appraiser Accreditation & Membership
Member in good standing: Canadian Personal Property Appraisers Group® with a CPPA designation since 2012—
Beck Gemmological Laboratory
We use Beck Gemmological Laboratory for all our jewellery appraisals.
John Horrigan – Antique Map, Book, & Document Appraiser
John has been a collector and dealer of antique maps and books for 30 years. His Double Major in English & History from the University of Alberta included courses on editing, book history, and early Bibles. He has worked as a professional researcher for authors and film makers and appears on The History of Science in Society (CTV2, BOOK-TV).
Cory Jennings CPPA – Taxidermy Appraiser
Cory Jennings has spent the last 20 years as one of Canada’s top taxidermy artists. He now is the foremost expert on taxidermy.
Carla Kitkoski Gemologist CGA
Our head gemmologist is Carla Kitkoski, Fellow of the Canadian Gemmological Association, and Certified Appraisal Professional from the Canadian Jewellers Association.
Beck Gemmological Laboratory provides jewelry appraisals that meet the Jewelers Vigilance Canada Jewelry Appraisal Guidelines. Our appraisals are acceptable to all insurance companies. We also provide estate jewellery appraisal services.
Beck Gemlab appraises antique jewellery, watches, clocks, antiques, pearls, jade and all types of treasure.
The true measure of an appraisal, whether a gem, jewelry, or a watch is a combination of sophisticated laboratory technology, and expertise in interpreting the test results. Beck Gemmological Laboratory gives you both the latest technology and experts who can interpret the findings.
Beck Gemmological Appraisal Laboratory and its staff of expert Gemologists have built its reputation as one of the leaders in the industry. Our appraisals and lab reports are recognized worldwide by retailers, private jewelers, wholesalers, and insurance companies. We offer a number of appraisals and comprehensive laboratory services to suit any of your needs.
When you visit Beck Gemological Laboratory, you can always expect a friendly welcome and we explain the complete appraisal process in detail. You can also have your appraisal is performed in front of you, while you watch.