WHO WE ARE

With over fifty years of experience, dealing in every aspect of the rug trade,
we can accept and complete a wide range of assignments related to valuation.

ABOUT ALLEN R. KOSUB, ASA

Allen Kosub began his career in the rug business nearly fifty years ago, and has been appraising rugs since 1967. For more than fifteen years, he has been an accredited, senior member of the American Society of Appraisers and has been certified as a specialist in the field of oriental rugs. He has published articles, been the subject of newspaper articles, given lectures for museums, and taught courses for members of the insurance industry and appraisal profession.

Allen Kosub currently serves as a consultant to architects, designers, collectors, Oriental rug dealers, banks and museums. His appraisal practice includes assignments for insurers, adjusters, banks, U.S. Customs, and the Internal Revenue Service. He has provided litigation support through expert testimony and consultation.

When Allen isn’t working, he spends every possible moment with his grandson. Otherwise, you will find him digging through archives and historical documents in service to LostTexasRoads.com. Cooking, woodworking, and gardening take the remainder of what his wife, Regina, refers to as his ‘free time’.

EXPERIENCE

1964 Joske’s Of Texas (Department Store), San Antonio, Oriental Rug Gallery, Sales.

1967 Joske’s Of Texas Oriental Rug Gallery, Assistant Manager, Appraiser.

1969 – 1972 Military Service/Decorated/Honorable Discharge.

1972 Joske’s Of Texas Oriental Rug Gallery, Department Manager, Appraiser, Buyer.

1974 Partner in Establishing Oriental Rug Workshop, San Antonio.

1977 Joske’s Post Oak, Galleria, Houston established New Gallery, General Manager Texas, Overseas Buyer, Lecturer.

1981 Established Gallery at Joske’s Austin.

1982 Directed the establishment of an Oriental rug gallery at Joske’s Dallas (Formerly Titches).

1984 Established private oriental rug consultancy.

EDUCATION

1997 Tested and certified in the specialty of oriental rugs. Designated as Accredited Senior Appraiser, American Society of Appraisers.

1996 Completed valuation science courses at George Washington University, Washington, D.C.

1996 Tested and Certified on the Appraisal Foundation’s Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP)

1969 BA, History, St. Mary’s University, San Antonio, Texas

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