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Christian Brothers Services Announces a Formal Collaboration with MIR Appraisal Services

Romeoville, Ill., June 2014 – Christian Brothers Services (CBS), a not-for-profit organization that administers cooperative programs for Catholic organizations and MIR Appraisal Services, Inc., a research-based fine art and personal property appraisal company, announced a formal collaboration to provide appraisal services to Catholic and other faith-based organizations.

“We are pleased to be working with MIR Appraisal Services to provide our membership with expert research-based appraisals for fine art and personal property,” stated Brother Michael Quirk, FSC, Ed.D., President and CEO of Christian Brothers Services.  “Our mutual commitment to exceptional customer service makes this collaboration a good fit and a benefit for our members.”

"Throughout our twenty years in business, we have had the good fortune to work with many different religious and educational groups and institutions to evaluate and research their collections,” said Farhad Radfar, I.S.A., A.M., Director and Senior Appraiser of MIR Appraisal Services, Inc. “We are thrilled that this collaboration will enable us to bring our expertise in this area to CBS members."

MIR Appraisal Services, Inc., through Christian Brothers Services, will assist CBS members in researching and evaluating their collections or individual items.   The Chicago-based MIR Appraisal Services, Inc. offers appraisals of fine and decorative art, jewelry, antiques and furniture.  Their qualified appraisers and researchers abide by a strict code of ethics set forth by the International Society of Appraisers, and they regard research and analysis to be the most important aspects of the appraisal process.

For information on art appraisal services, please contact Brian Page at brian.page@cbservices.org.

About Christian Brothers Services (cbservices.org)
Founded in 1960 and headquartered in Romeoville, Illinois, Christian Brothers Services is a nonprofit, Catholic organization that administers cooperative programs in the areas of health/retirement, property/casualty and consulting/technology to church organizations.

About MIR Appraisal Services, Inc. (mirappraisal.com)
From collectors to enthusiasts, MIR Appraisal Services, Inc. has been serving clients around the country since 1994.  Their appraisers take pride in their profession and approach each client with respect and care.  Their researchers and appraisers place an overall value on items by taking into account their provenance, examining their historical significance, and analyzing the current state of the market for comparable items.