Asheford Course Prospectus
A FEW PERSONAL THOUGHTS FROM THE DIRECTOR, Charles Green
Thank you for taking the time to visit us. By viewing our online Course Prospectus, you are taking that first step towards a new world of interesting and profitable experiences in the field of antiques, collectibles and appraising.
Today’s business world actually offers many opportunities undreamed of a generation ago. Not only well-paid jobs with long-established firms, but also interesting professions away from the normal routine.
That is why I am so certain that the field of antiques and appraising can open the doors of opportunity to you, whatever your age and background, Simply put, you can prepare yourself for this wonderful and profitable profession without even leaving your own home.
Everyone knows that a home furnished in authentic antiques is an investment that will grow in value over the years. Therefore you are not only offering something of true value to yourself, but to others as well.
In today’s world of specialization, educational programs are becoming more and more specific, requiring individual expertise in almost every field of endeavor. At the A.I.A. we believe everyone should be given the opportunity to specialize and excel in today’s business community, regardless of age or previous academic accomplishments.
With these ideals in mind, the A.I.A. was created in 1966, offering a complete and comprehensive home study program to individuals interested in antiques, collectibles, and professional-level appraising. Today, the A.I.A. is the largest institution of its kind with students and graduates throughout the world.
Let me invite you to read through this online Prospectus carefully, and see what a few months of training can do for you. Many others have found this to be an incredibly profitable and interesting career - a vocation that can offer numerous benefits to those with the interest and inclination to succeed in life... If working at something that is both financially rewarding and personally satisfying has always been something you've dreamed of, then I encourage you to take a few minutes and see what the Asheford Program can do for you...
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HOW CAN I SECURE A THOROUGH AND COMPREHENSIVE TRAINING IN ANTIQUES & APPRAISING DURING MY LEISURE HOURS?
Those in the profession are usually too busy to teach beginners who know nothing about it. They prefer men and women with some training or experience. The field of Antiques & Appraising, is scarcely a business which takes in apprentices. Today, it is a highly regarded profession and is developing into a business that requires thorough theoretical training if you are to be successful - either as a dealer or appraiser.
In creating our Course Plans on antiques, collectibles and appraising, the thought foremost in our minds was to make it simple and clear. Our aim was to follow resident school methods, as closely as possible. Every Plan has been carefully constructed and written so as to lead the student — even one with no previous training in this field — step-by-step to a thorough and practical, as well as theoretical, understanding of antiques in its various branches. The authors of the A.I.A. Plans are outstanding in their field and are highly respected within the antique community. The members of our teaching staff, too, are well qualified for their work, and the officers and executives of the school have had many years of experience in antiques and the appraising field.
You may feel free to write your instructor about any problem which you might have. We want each student to keep in close touch with their teacher and to consider them a friend and guide, one who is always eager to go that extra distance to make sure the student succeeds.
Your enrollment as a student in the Asheford Institute of Antiques entitles you to every consideration that it is possible for us to give you... don’t waste it! Take advantage of our offer by enrolling now, and see what our training can do for you...
Our Pledge To You...
1. Special assistance, attention, and instruction, aimed to fit your specific requirements, are gladly given as your Examination Papers are graded and corrected.
2. The Education of every student is under the guidance and supervision of a qualified instructor.
3. Your training will provide you with a comprehensive and detailed knowledge of antiques, collectibles and appraising.
4. You may take as much time for each assignment as needed. You are not rushed, nor held back, by other students.
5. The Study Plans are illustrated with hundreds of pictures, diagrams, and sketches, which make the instruction simple and clear.
6. While you might acquire a sound knowledge of antiques and appraising through years of research and study and perhaps by going from job to job, all this would take time. Our Plans, will give you, within a comparatively short while, a comprehensive and thorough knowledge of this fascinating and profitable field that you might not otherwise secure during many years of undirected study.
7. If you are employed, you may study our lessons in your spare time, without giving up your present job. When you need special assistance or advice, help is no further away from you than your nearest telephone, email, mailbox or fax.
8. The A.l.A. puts before you the entire Plans in permanent form (hard copy or CD-ROM's) for future reference. You lose nothing. What cannot be studied and learned today, can be studied and learned tomorrow. When you have completed your Course, you can review your Study Plans as often as you desire. Also, you will always have on hand a veritable reference library, one which should be very valuable to you in years to come. Certainly you will refer to it frequently whether you make a career of antiques and appraising, or simply employ the knowledge you have gained for your own personal pleasure.
9. Our Profit and Pleasure Plans give you sound training, based upon recognized sources and using the most modern day teaching methods and practices available today.
10. Asheford Institute of Antiques’ teaching is systematic. If you study without proper guidance even if you are working with antiques, your study is likely to be haphazard. Our Profit and Pleasure Plans have been carefully created to provide the student with a logical pace-by-pace training program, beginning with fundamentals of the profession and gradually and systematically working up to its more advanced branches and phases - including appraising. When you have graduated you will possess a deep and fundamental understanding of antiques, collectibles and appraising, and will have received your Diploma stating such... all of which, you can be justly proud of...
11. Through the Research Service, both as a student and a graduate you will have the privilege of consulting the Institute at any time.
12. Our Study Plans are so arranged that even before you finish the Course you should be able to buy and sell antiques successfully. In this way you will gain experience and self confidence, not to mention, seeing some great first profits.
13. The tuition fee for our distance learning program is very modest, especially in view of the excellent quality of instruction each student receives. Combine this with the fact that the Course materials are always being revised and updated, and you’ll see why the A.I.A. is constantly striving to give you the best product and service possible, with no additional cost to you.
14. Our commitment is one of excellence – to you and the services you’ll receive.
6 Reasons Why The A.I.A. Is An Antique Industry Leader...
1. A Proven Track Record: The A.I.A. has helped put thousands of students into their own profitable antique and appraising businesses, as well as helping established antique businesses find new and trained individuals for employment. Whichever direction you choose-Think of what A.I.A. training can do for you!
2. Experience Counts: The A.I.A. has been training individuals about the world of antiques & appraising since 1966. In fact, we are the only internationally recognized antiques & appraising correspondence school in the world today. So we know what works!
3. Satisfied Students: Over the past 45 years, thousands of people worldwide have taken the A.I.A. Course. We have one of the highest success rates of any correspondence school in business today. As an A.I.A. student we guarantee you will learn!
4. Career Line: We think your decision to join the A.I.A. is worth talking about. That's why our registrar's office is set-up to help answer any questions you might have about enrollment. In fact, we'll take your registration right over the phone to get your Course materials on their way, right away.
Toll FREE: 877 444-4508
5. Instructional Assistance: Each student has their own personal qualified instructor at the A.I.A. who grades, examines and comments on a students progress, every step of the way. You're not just a number here... We want you to succeed.
6. Quality: The A.I.A. provides students with the best quality materials and services available. Students receive the latest trends and information in the marketplace today, and our instruction and Course materials are of the highest quality - from beginning to end. This is our promise to you.
100% Money Back Guarantee
Order your A.I.A. Plan One with the understanding that you can examine it in your own home for 5 days after it has been delivered. If for any reason you do not wish to keep the Plan, simply return it to us with your reason, and we will refund your remittance in full - no questions, no hassles, !00% ironclad money-back guarantee (please include dated return shipping receipt to validate guarantee).
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PREVIOUS TRAINING IN ANTIQUES NOT NECESSARY FOR COMPLETION OF PROGRAM
You will be pleased to know that our entire distance learning program has been prepared and arranged by experienced antique experts, editors, teachers, and text writers of outstanding ability. The Course Text Books number over sixteen-hundred pages alone!
Naturally our competent authorities and home study executives have constructed these Study Plans free from all red tape and entanglements. Plans so simple and clear, that in a relatively short period of time a great deal of knowledge can be gained by the student, without any previous experience or training in the field of antiques and appraising.
YOU LEARN BY EASY STEPS
In creating these Study Plans on antiques and appraising, two goals have been continually kept in mind... First, to make every Study Plan easy to understand. Second, to plan each step in such logical order that nothing would be complicated or difficult.
Again we would like to stress that it is our confirmed opinion and honest belief that the Asheford Institute of Antiques has created a home-study instruction Course in the field of antiques and appraising to an unsurpassed level of efficiency. Our method teaches antiques by systematically and progressively revealing knowledge, by visualization, and by actually listening to the voice of your instructor. We feel you will also be impressed with the wise, patient and close guidance you will receive from your instructor, plus the individual help he is always so willing to give upon request.
However, not until after you enroll and start the study of your lesson assignments, can you appreciate the thorough, sound A.I.A. teaching methods and understand why definite progress should be visible right from the very beginning of your training. The AIA can open the "doors" of success - whatever you're age, education or background.
While the school has no strict or rigid entrance requirements, all applications before acceptance, are carefully considered from the standpoints of age, and previous education*.
*Enrollments are accepted from those under sixteen years of age only with the written consent of their parents. The Institute keeps the right at all times to cancel the enrollment of a student whenever the instructor feels the student's work does not show the necessary aptitude for this training.
OPPORTUNITIES IN ANTIQUES
1. Good antiques are always in demand.
2. Antiques provide equal opportunities for all.
3. Full or Part-time career.
4. No matter where you live - there's a market for antiques!
5. There is no seniority or job prejudice.
6. It offers a fuller, richer and often more satisfying life.
7. People often turn to antiques and items of intrinsic value during
recessions and hard-times.
8. Antiques are always being appraised and re-appraised.
In the field of antiques and appraising, there is every incentive for serious effort and perseverance, for in this fascinating field lies a wealth of financial opportunities. In fact, few careers offer a greater degree of self-satisfaction or greater possibilities for originality and creative work.
A.I.A. training aims to provide the student with a thorough and comprehensive knowledge, but how far he or she forges ahead after completing the Course naturally depends upon the initiative in grasping opportunities for advancement.
ANTIQUE EXPERTS IN DEMAND
Today, there is a tremendous interest in antiques. Articles on antiques in magazines, newspapers, and the incredible explosive growth on the Internet have inspired people everywhere to make their homes more livable and attractive. Everywhere you look, someone is entering into the world of antiques and collectibles - as dealers, buyers, sellers and appraisers. As a result, far more antique experts are consulted now than ever before.
IMPORTANCE OF ANTIQUE DEALERS NOW RECOGNIZED
Yes, along with the growing interest in more artistic surroundings has come the recognition that the choosing and arrangement of antique furnishings calls for authoritative advice - for the kind of knowledge usually acquired only through practical, specialized training. People nowadays realize more and more the absolute need of getting sound guidance from those who are thoroughly trained and experienced in the field of antiques. So, today, when a client wants his home furnished harmoniously with antiques, or an Internet collector wants more information on how and what to sell at places like ebay, or online auction sites, invariably the services of an antique expert are going to be sought after. If a "home stager" has been contracted by a real estate company to "stage" a home that is for sale with antiques... again, they're going to need to rely on the advice and knowledge of an antique expert. As each year passes, the need for these specialized skills, along with the importance of the antique expert will only increase in demand... Think what a wonderful future lies ahead for those who are trained to take advantage of these opportunities.
THE COMMERCIAL WORLD IS ALSO ON THE LOOK-OUT FOR ANTIQUE EXPERTS
Besides the decoration of home interiors, there is an ever-increasing need for the services of antique experts in the business world. Those who offer their services to stores, offices, hotels should be able to build up a steady and profitable clientele. For example, in an article in Business Week, the story headlines, "Hotel Guests Go For Antiques," the Sheraton Hotel chain finds that people are willing to pay extra for rooms furnished in period style. In the prestige magazine Fortune, in an article entitled "The Pursuit of Antiques," such firms as U.S. Rubber and General Electric (and even "tech" companies), are using antiques to furnish their business offices. The importance of the antique expert in today's world is shown too by the number of articles by professional antique experts published in over 100 antique papers across the U.S. and Canada (with circulations of over 120,000 on some papers.) And what about the Internet - there are literally thousands of Internet magazines, known as "Zines," appraisal sites, blogs, and even marketing sites devoted to antiques, and collectibles... all who are looking for antique experts to help their businesses grow. This is indeed a vast new market of opportunity waiting to be tapped, that was undreamed of even a generation ago.
Appraisal Studies... Why Asheford?
APPRAISING ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES
When it comes to appraising, the Asheford Institute is the standard by which all other appraising Courses are measured. Our program teaches students to be expert appraisers in the field of antiques and collectibles - nothing else - not general household goods such as dishwashers, and washing machines - but only antiques and collectibles. You are trained extensively in the "product knowledge" of antiques and collectibles and the "methodology" behind appraising them. Our student appraisers must undergo rigorous testing in order to be awarded the status of "Certified Appraiser" by the Institute. The Asheford Program has been designed from page one to allow students to become full-time professional appraisers in the field of antiques and collectibles. To learn more, visit the schools main information page on appraising at: Become An Appraiser
Here's Four Good Reasons Why We're The Best When It Comes To Appraisal Training...
1. The A.I.A. is the only professional-level program specializing in antiques, collectibles and appraising.
2. The A.I.A. is the only school that provides an in-house database of graduates to national and
international insurance companies that are looking to locate qualified appraisers.
3. Our appraisers are "Certified" by the A.I.A. as specialists in their field of study.
4. Our appraisers are "Certified" in print, with their "Diploma of Certification," as well as receiving an online
"certification logo" for use on their business web sites.
Our appraisers are backed by the Asheford Institute of Antiques seal of approval... making the prospective clients choice of an appraiser an easy one... especially when it comes to choosing an expert in the field of antiques and collectibles.
Visit the "Become An Appraiser" page for more details.
At the Asheford Institute of Antiques, we've gained the reputation as the world leader in "appraisal education" within the field of antiques and collectibles. Let us show you why that reputation is well-deserved. We invite you to see what our program can do for you... CALL our Registrar's Office Hotline at: 877 444-4508 and ask to speak to one of our Course Appraisal Specialists NOW!
WONDERFUL FIELD FOR SELF-EXPRESSION
Certainly the happiest person is the one who achieves the fullest degree of self-expression. The antique expert has countless opportunities for interesting, creative work and satisfying creative self-expression. The creative work is indeed a joy, for it offers such real possibilities for the development of originality since each antique piece calls for its own individual treatment. Learn "How" and "Where" to buy antiques... from Furniture to Porcelain and so much more...and how to get the top discounts!
Instead of being tied down to routine household or business duties, instead of having ambition tied down and natural ability unused, the antique expert has the chance to gain a wonderful new interest in life, as well as the chance to show his or her potentially untapped ability in this wonderfully expressive field.
WORKING WITH ANTIQUES IS ALWAYS EXCITING
Working with antiques is creative work - a source of limitless pleasure and self satisfaction. That is why "drudgery" and "boredom" are terms rarely ever mentioned when it comes to the world of antiques. You don't fall into a rut because of doing the same thing over and over again, day after day. In place of this, antiques offer the individual something exciting, something interesting, something new to explore... The same is true of the Asheford program - for just as soon as you have finished one assignment, work begins on another, with new and interesting subject matters covered on virtually every page.
Very few professions offer such satisfying rewards in the way of increased creative ability, financial gain, artistic appreciation, and cultural advancement as that of a respected antique expert.
Also, you have the wonderful privilege and pleasure of daily contact and association with people of education and refinement. Furthermore, there is the opportunity to meet the public, to build a widening circle of acquaintances, and to make new friends - whether in person, or on the Internet.
The A.I.A. program will also show you the latest happenings on the Internet as they relate to antiques and collectibles - sections on why you might want to start your own Internet antique business, online auction sites, free web-pages to advertise your offline site, places to buy online and get information about antiques and collectibles, plus much, much more...
Complete 12 Volume Course Plus 15 Valuable Free Teaching Aids
This website includes facts about the exciting opportunities for operating an antique/appraisal business from your own home/apartment/storefront or on the Internet - and a brief description of how we help you start correctly to conduct your own profitable business. However, do not make a final decision upon this information. We invite you to send for the Asheford Institute of Antiques Plan to read at your leisure in your own home with a money back guarantee. Then upon the basis of what you see for yourself, decide whether or not you agree with us, that this is the opportunity you have always wanted. We have complete confidence that we can help you become successful in this endeavor. "But you are the one to decide..." We offer you this privilege so that you can make your decision without risk.
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Antique Business Booming
Indeed the field of antiques and collectibles is a profitable vocation for those with the right training and experience. The money earned in this field can easily surpass that earned in other businesses and professions, by a wide margin. Why? Because antiques and appraising, and the businesses related to this field, are one of the fastest growing areas of the economy anywhere. If you have any doubt, just look at the Internet, and companies like eBayTM, and TIAS.comTM, or on television, where numerous programs showcase the popularity of antiques and collectibles - these are just a few of the prime examples of the explosive growth of the antiques market both here and abroad.
This growth in all areas of the antique market, is fueling the need for capably trained men and women in this extremely interesting and developing profession - whether in recession or booming times - antique experts are almost always in demand. You might find your place with a retail antique store, or perhaps as a consultant at a big auction house, or maybe on the Internet with your own online business, or perhaps even as a self-employed estate appraiser contracting for major insurance companies - these are just some of the possibilities you'll be able to choose from when you enroll in the Asheford program... An article in Life Magazine entitled, "U.S. Craze For Things Past" says that at a conservative estimate, over six billion a year is being spent worldwide on antiques, and that while thirty years ago there was one yearly antique show, today there are over 25,000.
On the other hand, you may prefer to start your own antique business. It is possible to do this right at home, in a simple way, or conversely, in a more elaborate shop, or, at an antique mall, from a flea market, at a barn, using displays in other businesses, as a 'picker", through the classifieds in a paper, or, over the Internet... The A.l.A. Profit Plans can tell you how to do all of this, plus so much more...
So, if you are one of the thousands who have been working long and hard, doing your best, and still are not satisfied with your present position, and if you feel you have undeveloped talents and artistic expression just waiting to be released... it would be wise for you to give some serious thought to the aspect of embarking on a wonderful career in antiques.
Yes, to those interested in this work, to those who are trained and experienced, antiques offer a shining future. If you are ambitious to improve your earning ability and eager to get ahead in this fascinating field; if your mind is alive to the beauty of antiques; and if you will do your part, the Asheford Institute of Antiques can, right now... help make that dream of a new life and profession come true... with our help, you will reach your goals!
Are Antique Experts Born Or Made?
There is a saying that all of us are born equal. This is true to the degree that in every person there are usually inherent qualities necessary for advancement - undeveloped ability along one field or another. In certain cases that ability may exist only in a sleeping state, awaiting development, ready to be woken up.
History shows us that the qualities needed for success in a certain field are often developed. Some of the strongest men in the world were born weak. Some of our greatest thinkers and writers were labeled illiterate in their youth. Some of our leading artists were called failures at first.
It is a fact, of course, that some in the field of antiques enjoy a greater success than others, but this is not necessarily because they were born better equipped for their vocation. Very often this is because, with patience and hard work, they have developed their talents to a greater degree of proficiency, which has brought them the richer rewards.
It is quite probable that most antique experts had in the beginning no special inclination toward their chosen fields or had shown no particular fitness for this work, except a love for antiques. However, they evidently believed that no one has a predetermined capacity for success. Each one felt, undoubtedly that they had some latent or hidden talent which could be developed. So they took up their training with a seriousness of purpose, a desire to learn, and a determination to achieve their goals.
Look at them today! Through steady life-time application in mastering a thorough knowledge of antiques, they have developed into highly successful individuals with international reputations.
DEVELOP YOUR TALENTS!
How long have you been interested in antiques? Do beautiful antiques thrill and delight you? Do you take pride in making your home attractive? In other words, do you like beauty?
If you answer yes to any of these questions you are probably creatively inclined towards antiques, which might also indicate that you may have a flair for antiques, and that you would find happiness and quite likely, financial reward in this profession.
You Can Earn While You Learn
Perhaps your finances, as in the case of quite a few of our students, may be limited, and you may wish to start earning some money before you graduate. If so, you will be glad to know that you will have the encouragement and complete co-operation of your instructor.
The Institute always feels that any buying, selling and restoring a student may do, is exceedingly helpful - providing excellent training from step one. In this way, the student puts into practical use what has been learned, and valuable experience is thereby gained. This kind of work may also be the beginning of the development of an ongoing community clientele, and the foundation of an antique business right at home.
CLEAR, SIMPLIFIED TEACHING
The A.I.A. is proud of the simplicity and clarity of its step-by-step training. Every approach to the antique industry has been examined, and clearly illustrated in each of the lesson texts. Whether you choose the Books or CD-ROM's, our lesson texts (in both formats) have been designed with ease-of-use and simplicity in mind - nothing is confusing or difficult to understand - even for the beginner!
COUNSEL ON STARTING YOUR OWN ANTIQUE BUSINESS
Text material not only covers the fundamentals and history of antiques in a very thorough manner, but also includes complete instructions in operating and managing a business. The Profit Plans deal with such important subjects as selecting the proper location, organizing a business, buying, selling from a shop or on the Internet, advertising, licenses, the appearance of the business space, formulating policies, and many other matters essential to the successful operation of an antique business.
The text books also cover in detail, how to work with the client. They take up such vital topics as creating a friendly relationship, using diplomacy and tact, asking the right questions, gaining the necessary information, learning prices, and figuring costs. Here you will find advice and counsel that is invaluable to the person preparing to enter the antique profession.
Familiarity With Antiques
What is meant by the various aspects of antiques with which you must be familiar? You must be familiar with glass, china and pottery, with brass, silver, pewter, copper. You must know antique furniture, English, Early American, Early Canadian and Victorian. You must know something of furniture restoration and decorating with antiques. (these are only a few of the topics listed in the Course, for a more detailed listing of what is covered in the A.I.A. Program click here to visit our Condensed Course Outline Page)
A.I.A. TRAINING EARNS DIVIDENDS
All this is not nearly as involved as it may first sound for it can be easily accomplished with the proper training, and study. While a flair for and a love of antiques is important, this alone will not bring success without trained skill and technical knowledge. It you are not well trained, you cannot express your ideas in a manner that produces satisfactory results. That is why our sound, extensive training should mean so much to you, why it should pay you dividends far beyond the modest amount invested. Do not forget, too, that the training needed to secure skills in the field of antiques is not nearly so difficult to acquire, nor does it take so long to obtain, as that required for a lot of other professions. In painting or music, for example, many years of hard training are necessary. Doctors, lawyers, ministers, or other professionals spend a great amount of time and money on schooling before they are equipped and permitted to gain professional status.
In order to be a credit to the profession of antiques and appraising, you need to learn what to do when encountering any problems pertaining to this occupation. The A.l.A. Course gives you the fundamentals which, when mastered, should equip you to solve these problems when they arise. You may rest assured, therefore, that you will be taking a wise step, a step forward, by enrolling with the Asheford Institute of Antiques. This first step will start you on the road toward securing the right kind of training, for success in this broad and interesting field.
The Research Service is another feature of our antique program. All unlikely problems that you might have in connection with your studies are referred to your qualified instructor. However, should you have additional questions, about items you may own, you can send them directly to our Research Department for free analysis and evaluation - this is truly a great asset for any student!
You are always welcome to write or call us about your lessons; and your email/letters and calls will be answered promptly. Every letter or email you send the Institute about your Study Plans training - every question you ask concerning your training - every request you make, is handled in a direct and personal way.
If there is anything in your Study Plan you do not understand, it need cause you no concern - write, or call us at once and we will explain it so that you will have the point clearly in mind and may proceed with your training without interruption.
The Research Service feature is emphasized, for it is a unique and valuable part of your Plan. Should you have any items that you'd like us to Research, simply send us your photos, of the item in question, and our Research Staff will immediately start searching for the answers to your questions. This feature of the Asheford program is extremely beneficial should you need to turn to the Institute for advice and information, whenever you may need it, not only while you are a student, but also after graduating.
We urge both the student and the graduate to take full advantage of this helpful advice and counsel. It is an assured fact that all students and graduates who avail themselves of our Research Service, are certain to benefit greatly.
Upon your enrollment in the Institute, you will receive a Membership Card. This Membership Card certifies that you are a student of the Asheford Institute of Antiques, and entitled to all the privileges of our training. You may also use this Membership Card to show people, as concrete evidence of the steps you have taken to acquire a thorough knowledge of antiques. You can also use the card for any dealer-to-dealer discounts you might be entitled to as a result of your membership with the A.I.A.
This is only a tiny sample of what the A.I.A. has to offer… so if you’ve ever wanted to be in the antique business or are just interested in antiques for the sheer pleasure of it… then I recommend that you send away for our free booklet which explains our entire program in detail. The Asheford program has helped thousands of students over the past thirty years to get into the antique business… and I'm sure if you look through our free prospectus, you’ll agree that we can help you do the same… don’t let this opportunity slip away… send for our free booklet now, and get on the road to that career you’ve always dreamed about…
Your Diploma... It's Value
Upon the successful completion of our training, the student is awarded a handsome diploma like the one shown here. This diploma, and all the prestige and benefits that accompany it, can be secured in only one way - through the successful completion of the Asheford Institute of Antiques Course.
Perhaps no other step means so much to the graduate of the Asheford Institute of Antiques as the awarding of his or her diploma. And this is indeed an achievement of which one may justly be proud, for the standards of teaching and instruction at the A.I.A. are of the highest degree.
Yes, the graduate has every reason to be proud of this diploma, proud of what it signifies. It offers concrete proof - and should be a worthy testimonial all through life - that the student had not only the foresight to enroll for this thorough Course in antiques, collectibles and appraising, but also the aptitude and perseverance to follow it through to a successful completion.
If you are creatively inclined and possess a love of the beautiful and are quite sure that you have an interest in antiques, then decide today that this diploma will be yours! Make up your mind to take advantage of this splendid opportunity, which can lead to a successful career in a number of different fields. Enroll now for this training, and begin at once to position yourself for a better place in life.
The sooner you begin your training, the sooner you should be qualified to seek your goal in this field of ever-increasing opportunities. As the growth of antiques explodes throughout the world and on the Internet... it should leave no doubt in your mind that... the time to act... is now!
Our Responsibility To You...
A Final Message From The Director Of The A.I.A, Charles Green
Thank you for taking the time to read through our online Course Prospectus. The educational Plans of the Asheford Institute of Antiques cover everything you need to know about antiques, collectibles and appraising. All through your Plans you will receive sincere, thoughtful and individual attention - this is "Our Responsibility To You."
Neither time, effort, nor expense has been spared in creating this comprehensive Course. It is a highly respected distance learning program dealing in depth with the fundamental principles of antiques, collectibles and appraising - for both professional and personal use.
We can teach and guide you, but we cannot make you study. This self-discipline must come from you. The lessons are comprehensive, authoritative, practical and simple to use. The many pictures, drawings, and other valuable aids help to make every step clear and easy to understand.
If you have the necessary interest, the Asheford Institute of Antiques welcomes you. We proudly stand behind our training in every way.
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