February 10, 2015

Dear Friends and Esteemed Customers,

As you know, I closed Dombourian Oriental Rugs after 102 years in business.  
While I no longer sell or clean rugs, I am still available for appraisals.  

I have kept up with my appraisal credentials or USPAP (Uniform Standards for
Professional Appraisal Practice).

In the Gulf South we have been very lucky over the past several years not to
have had any major storms or Hurricanes strike our area.  Since Hurricane
Katrina, many insurance companies have rewritten policies that cover much of
our valuable contents such as rugs, jewelry, antique furniture and fine art.  
Today it is important to have these items scheduled separately on an
endorsement to your contents policy to fully insure your property for
replacement value.  In fact, flood insurance will either not cover any of these
valuable contents at all or only at a greatly depreciated schedule.  According to
new government and insurance company regulations, appraisals will only be
accepted from those appraisers that are USPAP accredited.  

I would be happy to consult with you and schedule an appointment if you wish to
have your rugs appraised for either insurance or estate purposes.
 I can still be
reached at
(504)891-3436, via email domrugs <at sign> cox.net, or by using this

Thank you all for the many years of friendship and business and I hope 2015 is a
good year for all.


Greg Dombourian
, President
Dombourian Oriental Rugs

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