John Waldsmith has been a full-time antiques dealer and personal property appraiser since 1981. He has been a licensed auctioneer since 2000. He has conducted auctions in Ohio, Florida, California, Pennsylvania and Georgia. Known as "The Collector's Auctioneer," John specializes in catalogued auctions of collections. As the author of "Stereo Views, An Illustrated History and Price Guide," John is one of the World's leading experts on the history of stereoscopic photography, conducting two to three Stereoscopic auctions per year. He also has sold at auction two major collections of thimbles and sewing tools; a major collection of railroad and transportation photographs and paper collectibles; a major collection of Beatles memorabilia; a major collection of autographed movie star photographs and a large collection of Department 56 Snow Village buildings and accessories. He also sold a collection of letters written by Mrs. Warren G. Harding while she was First Lady setting a World Record for an autographed letter by this controversial woman. John also is a personal property appraiser having worked for major museums and university libraries and private collectors. He was an expert witness in Gifford Mast v Commissioner, a landmark case that is often cited in cases involving the donation of large collections. John has acted as a consultant to the University of California, the Ohio Historical Society, Ohio State University Libraries, Special Collections and the Columbus Museum of Art in Columbus, Ohio, the Canton Museum of Art, Canton, Ohio and to private individuals and corporations.