Daily Operations Report

Health and Hygiene

Hygiene is all about preserving good health
We are promoting conditions and practices that help keep you and your surroundings clean.

A Message to Guests

Risk Assessment:

Global Level 3 Health Advisory

– Risk Is High –

COVID-19 New Cases over 64.41 million

as of Wednesday, December 2nd, 2020

COVID-19 is affecting 218 countries and territories around the world and 2 international conveyances

  - For More Information -

- See Daily Operations Report Below - 


Viruses like the novel coronavirus are shells holding genetic material
Image: © Andriy Onufriyenko/Getty Images

How is COVID-19 spread? There is more to learn about how COVID-19 is spread and investigations are ongoing. Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that mainly spread through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes, similar to how influenza and other respiratory viruses spread.

Watch for symptoms: COVID-19 affects different people in different ways. Infected people have had a wide range of symptoms reported – from mild symptoms to severe illness. Symptoms may appear 2-10 days after exposure to the virus.  
  • Look for emergency warning signs for COVID-19. If someone is showing any of these signs, seek emergency medical care immediately:
    Trouble breathing
    Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
    New confusion
    Inability to wake or stay awake
    Bluish lips or face   
  • People with these symptoms may have COVID-19:
    Fever or chills
    Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
    Muscle or body aches
    New loss of taste or smell
    Sore throat
    Congestion or runny nose
    Nausea or vomiting

  • How can I help protect myself?
    The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus. Learn how COVID-19 spreads and practice these actions to help prevent the spread of this illness.
To help prevent the spread of COVID-19, everyone should:
  • Clean your hands often, either with soap and water for 20 seconds or a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.

Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
Put distance between yourself and other people (at least 6 feet).
Cover your mouth and nose with a mask when around others.
Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces daily.
CDC recommends that people wear masks in public settings and when around people outside of their household, especially when other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain.

Masks may help prevent people who have COVID-19 from spreading the virus to others.

People with COVID-19 should receive supportive care to help relieve symptoms. There is no specific antiviral treatment recommended for COVID-19. cdc.gov

Self Care & Treatment
If you have possible or confirmed COVID-19:

  • Stay home except to get medical care.
    Monitor your symptoms carefully. If your symptoms get worse, call your healthcare provider immediately.
    Get rest and stay hydrated. Take over-the-counter medicines, such as acetaminophen, to help you feel better.
    If you have a medical appointment, notify your healthcare provider ahead of time that you have or may have COVID-19.
    Stay in a specific room and away from other people in your home. If possible, use a separate bathroom. If you must be around others, wear a mask.

  • Medical treatments: Stay in touch with your doctor. Call before you get medical care. Your local health authorities may give instructions on checking your symptoms and reporting information. 
Vaccine status: Vaccine developers and other researchers and manufacturers are expediting the development of a vaccine to prevent COVID-19. Vaccine is available is certain countries and expected to be released in the USA as of December 2020 



Answer: We are providing guest services to essential employees and families during the COVID-19 global pandemic. At Bread n Butter Antiques, the health and well-being of our guests, associates, and communities is our top priority. We understand the concern and uncertainty everyone is currently experiencing with regard to the coronavirus (COVID-19). We are committed to being responsive to the needs of our guests and associates as the situation moves into the next phase of opening our facilities.

COVID-19 also known as SARS-CoV-2

Know How it Spreads = Transmission

air distance

air currents

duration in air


airborne transmission

duration on objects

surfaces and floor

Protect Yourself and Others

Practice safe hand hygiene and respiratory etiquette, including frequent hand washing and covering coughs, and frequently clean surfaces such as doorknobs and phones. Visit the CDC’s treatment and prevention page to learn about how to protect yourself from respiratory illnesses. 

Daily Operations Report
Wednesday, December 2nd, 2020
Plan - Prepare - Respond
+ COVID19 +
The key to the heart of our consumer is personal relevance. The keys to the future of luxury go hand in hand with an increased need for authenticity and simplification. As a society, we are looking for meaningful individuation and lasting values such as love, abundance, self-acceptance, gratitude, rediscovering who we are, reconnecting with our own essence and the spirit of humanity. 

COVID-19 is affecting 218 countries and territories around the world and 2 international conveyances. We are regularly updating this page with key information as we receive it. We encourage guests and associates to refer to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as a reliable source for the most updated information as it becomes available, in addition to updated guidance. Our ability to show respect for others, no matter what, is an important part of our value system. We treat everyone with kindness and compassion.
We are starting our report with a prayer: Lord, make us an instrument of Your peace; Where there is hatred, let us sow love; Where there is injury, pardon; Where there is error, truth; Where there is doubt, faith; Where there is despair, hope; Where there is darkness, light; And where there is sadness, joy. O Divine Master, Grant that we may not so much seek To be consoled as to console; To be understood as to understand; To be loved as to love. For it is in giving that we receive; It is in pardoning that we are pardoned; And it is in dying that we are born to eternal life. -St Francis of Assisi
You, O God, are faithful and trustworthy. May our words be seeds of goodness for the world: where there is shouting let us practice listening; where there is confusion let us inspire harmony; where there is ambiguity let us bring clarity; where there is exclusion let us offer solidarity; where there is superficiality let us raise real questions; where there is prejudice let us awaken trust; where there is hostility let us bring respect and friendliness, where there is falsehood let us bring truth. Amen.

Today is the 265th day of quarantine. It has been 8 months, 20 days including the end date, since a National Emergency was declared by the President of the United States on March 13th, 2020. Businesses in our region are permitted to reopen with reduced services based on state and local guidelines. As we align with reopening plans, we remind guests and associates to continue practicing social distancing and encourage those who are at high risk to take precautionary measures. Moving forward, we will continue to monitor the public health crisis so that we can make decisions based on safety in the interest of guests and associates utilizing the best information available.

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect countries differently. Challenges to any international travel at this time may include mandatory quarantines, travel restrictions, and closed borders. Foreign governments may implement restrictions with little notice, even in destinations that were previously low risk. If you choose to travel internationally, your trip may be severely disrupted, and it may be difficult to arrange travel back to the United States. The Department of State advises all U.S. citizens to read the country-specific Travel Advisories and U.S. Embassy COVID pages for updates on the impact of COVID-19 worldwide.

The National Emergency remains in effect due to a public health crisis as a result of the COVID-19 virus. Coronavirus disease 2019, or COVID-19, is a new respiratory virus first identified in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China. (CDC)

We currently maintain business operations in Pennsylvania and Delaware. A State of Emergency was declared by the Governors of Pennsylvania and Delaware.  Masks must be worn in public or when social distancing is not possible. We have guidance in place to support best practices for public health. This guidance reinforces existing worker and building safety orders. Our organization was able to adapt to the changing nature of the pandemic by utilizing the lessons learned in our communities with regard to returning to work strategically. DOVER, DE – The State of Emergency declared for Delaware will continue until further notice. Due to public health and safety concerns from the growing spread of COVID-19, The Governor of Delaware modified the existing State of Emergency order. Modifications of the order are in effect as of 8:00 a.m. on Monday, November 23. PHILADELPHIA, PA – Pennsylvania Health Secretary issued an order Tuesday that sets new rules for travelers as well as strengthens the state’s existing mask mandate. New restrictions are in effect as of November 20th.
Detailed risk analysis concludes that COVID-19 is a highly contagious coronavirus with transmission research still in progress. Despite the similarity to influenza, using basic mathematics, we can determine that COVID-19 is spreading very quickly and not exactly the same as influenza. The faster the spread, the probability of an increase in the loss of human life for high risk individuals. Treatment and care have improved significantly and the risk of death is dependent upon the individual's age and health condition. The virus that causes COVID-19 is spreading very easily and sustainably between people. Information from the ongoing pandemic suggests that this virus is spreading more efficiently than influenza, but not as efficiently as measles, which is highly contagious. COVID-19 can maintain and survive on surfaces as well as in the air.
How COVID-19 spreads - It is thought to spread from person to person, mainly through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes. These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs. Spread is more likely when people are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet). It may be possible that a person can get COVID-19 by touching a surface or object that has the virus on it and then touching their own mouth, nose, or possibly their eyes. This is not thought to be the main way the virus spreads, but we are still learning more about this virus.

Wearing a face mask may be a personal choice. As a business operating in Pennsylvania and Delaware, we respect and follow the orders that have been put in place by local and state government to ensure public safety. Studies in a laboratory may not represent real life scenarios, however vital scientific research can provide us with guidance and direction when it comes to daily operations and preparedness.

Summary - please note that it is possible for someone to have COVID-19 and spread it to others, even if they have no symptoms. It is also possible to receive a negative test, but then contract the virus after you have been tested. Tests are also returning false-positive results.

Risk management analysis shows that by following all guidance provided by the CDC for facility management and emergency response preparedness, we have successfully implemented the necessary COVID-19 response initiatives. This effort will conclude once we are able to maintain normal business operations, based on federal and state regulations. The purpose of our daily operations plan is to facilitate and organize employer and associate actions required to maintain operations. A well-developed operations plan and proper training whereby all associates understand their roles and responsibilities within the plan can result in fewer and less severe guest and associate injuries and prevent structural damage to the facility in the event of an emergency.
We review highly sensitive statistical data that is required for our risk management analysis.  WHY?  We have one reason - Insurance Liability - the mitigation of risk. Our risk management analysis is focused on avoidance. Risk management is important to our organization because without it, we are unable to define our objectives for the future. The goal of our risk management initiative is to make sure that our organization only takes the risks that will help achieve our primary objectives such as guest safety.

Risk professionals and consultants review data and statistics provided for all countries around the world with available data, as well as the data provided for The United States of America.

After 265 days, the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases worldwide is at 64.41 million as of Wednesday, December 2nd, 2020

Coronavirus Cases: 64,417,268
Deaths: 1,491,289
Recovered: 44,667,889

18,258,090 Currently Infected Patients
18,152,059 (99.4%) in Mild Condition
 106,031 (0.6%) Serious or Critical

46,159,178 Cases which had an outcome:
44,667,889 (97%) Recovered / Discharged
1,491,289 (3%) Deaths

Please note, since our team began monitoring this data, the following changes have occurred: The serious or critical percentage for active cases decreased by approximately two percent from 3% to 1% around the world. As of late November, this percentage has improved again, the number of critical patients around the world has dropped from 1 to .06 percent, as shown in the data above. We are very grateful for healthcare professionals and first responders around the world that are caring for the critically ill. 

New cases of COVID-19: 662,566 - November 13th was the highest number of cases recorded in one day around the world. Daily deaths of COVID-19: 12,267 - November 25th was the highest number of deaths recorded in one day around the world.

As of 10-26-2020, the recovery percentage for closed cases increased by an additional one percent for a total of 18 percent (from 79% to 97%) around the world, as shown in the data above. 

Our Risk Management Team calculates the coronavirus data to monitor the crisis but more importantly, this gives our Team the ability to recognize the true scope and significance of this global pandemic. We are not just looking at numbers, this data and information represents People. It is difficult for our Team to review and include this statistical information. The lives of those we love, that have been lost, cannot be replaced. As we focus on recovery around the world, we also hope to show our respect for the lives of those individuals that have been lost due to this virus as well as other reasons around the world.
We take a moment to include a prayer:

Dear Lord, look kindly on our work and the work of our friends today. Help us in our difficulties and decisions. May this candle be a light for you to enlighten us. May it be a fire for you to burn out of us all pride, selfishness and impurity. May it be a flame for you to bring warmth into our hearts; warmth towards family, neighbors and all whom we may meet. Amen.

We do not typically post prayers on our website. Many people ~ 1,491,289 deaths as of Wednesday, December 2nd, 2020 ~ may have passed suddenly with perhaps no one by their side. We are praying for those people today. We hope no person shall be lost without our thoughts and prayers.

Many, ourselves included, have a difficult time with understanding complicated and/or detailed pandemic information that is provided to us by scientific professionals and institutional leadership, working in public and private sectors, across the globe. We can only ask for guidance.

COVID-19 is affecting 218 countries and territories around the world and 2 international conveyances. Based on research, new cases have increased around the world within the past 8 months. Please note that the recovery percentage has improved by seventeen percent over the past 8 month period. Most will discount our risk analysis and research to say that there is much more that needs to be part of the process and mathematical calculation. While we understand the need for advanced scientific analysis, we also have the ability to learn from basic math. Reviewing the data on a linear versus logarithmic scale will also make a difference in how the results are interpreted.

Our only intention on this website is to promote safety and kindness. Keeping our chin up and our hands clean. We respect the state and local restrictions that have been put in place on a temporary basis to slow the spread of a highly contagious virus that has subsequently created a public health crisis. Our organization is providing guest services for essential employees and families during COVID-19. We have implemented the operational changes required to maintain guest safety and public health standards going forward.

WORLD DATA  as of 2:30 PM EDT on 3/18/2020
Coronavirus Cases: 214,010
Deaths: 8,727
Recovered: 82,207
WORLD DATA  as of 6:00 PM EDT on 4/18/2020
Coronavirus Cases: 2,323,759
Deaths: 159,747
Recovered: 595,381

WORLD DATA as of 1:00 PM EDT on 5/17/2020
Coronavirus Cases: 4,769,437
Deaths: 314,501
Recovered: 1,842,896

WORLD DATA as of 8:30 AM EDT on 6/18/2020
Coronavirus Cases: 8,468,941
Deaths: 451,979
Recovered: 4,439,352

WORLD DATA as of 11:07 AM EDT on 7/18/2020
Coronavirus Cases: 14,244,753
Deaths: 600,560
Recovered: 8,510,141

WORLD DATA as of 2:00 PM EDT on 8/18/2020
Coronavirus Cases: 22,174,684
Deaths: 779,999
Recovered: 14,894,688

WORLD DATA as of 7:00 PM EDT on 9/18/2020
Coronavirus Cases: 30,652,203
Deaths: 955,187
Recovered: 22,309,152  

WORLD DATA as of 9:30 AM EDT on 10/18/2020
Coronavirus Cases: 40,051,111
Deaths: 1,115,827
Recovered: 29,945,897

WORLD DATA as of 12:00 PM EDT on 11/18/2020
Coronavirus Cases: 56,225,387
Deaths: 1,348,969
Recovered: 39,147,868
WORLD DATA as of 11:00 AM EDT on 12/02/2020  
Coronavirus Cases: 64,417,268
Deaths: 1,491,289
Recovered: 44,667,889
New cases of COVID-19 over 64.41 million as of Wednesday, December 2nd, 2020. The number of confirmed cases reflects the reported number of infections, all countries have different counting practices and levels of testing.

United States of America
National data as of March 18, 2020, 2:30 PM
Coronavirus Cases: 7,327
Deaths: 115

USA DATA as of 6:00 PM EDT on 4/18/2020
Coronavirus Cases: 736,052
Deaths: 26,317
Recovered: 67,418

USA DATA as of 1:00 PM EDT on 5/17/2020
Coronavirus Cases: 1,514,545
Deaths: 90,258
Recovered: 340,609

USA DATA as of 8:30 AM EDT on 6/18/2020
Coronavirus Cases: 2,235,153
Deaths: 119,952
Recovered: 918,796

USA DATA as of 11:07 AM EDT on 7/18/2020
Coronavirus Cases: 3,773,207
Deaths: 142,106
Recovered: 1,741,626

USA DATA as of 2:00 PM EDT on 8/18/2020
Coronavirus Cases: 5,625,088
Deaths: 174,192
Recovered: 2,975,751

USA DATA as of 7:00 PM EDT on 9/18/2020
Coronavirus Cases: 6,918,712
Deaths: 203,073
Recovered: 4,182,772

USA DATA as of 9:30 AM EDT on 10/18/2020
Coronavirus Cases: 8,345,317
Deaths: 224,295
Recovered: 5,432,466

USA DATA as of 12:00 PM EDT on 11/18/2020
Coronavirus Cases: 11,718,247 
Deaths: 254,616 
Recovered: 7,090,377
USA DATA as of 11:00 AM EDT on 12/02/2020
Coronavirus Cases: 14,131,866 ( 11/30/2020 = 13,751,337 )
Deaths: 277,396 ( 11/30/2020 = 273,101 )
Recovered: 8,345,995 ( 11/30/2020 = 8,108,383  )
*Data can vary based on the time of day the information was collected. Between 11/18 and 12/02, there are 15 days from the start date to the end,
with the end date included.

We perform research and data analysis in a concentrated effort to obtain vital information and data required to operate our small business on a daily basis. Emergencies and problems can occur when we least expect them. It is important to be as prepared as possible when an emergency arises at our facility. A well thought out response plan is one of the cornerstones of an effective safety program—we owe this to every one of our guests and fellow associates.  

Research and information is published on this website to assist with educational efforts and crisis management initiatives currently in progress within our organization. As part of our emergency planning process, we are posting this information online as a resource for use by our organization only.

From and including: Friday, March 13, 2020
To and including: Wednesday, December 2, 2020
Result: 265 days
It is 265 days from the start date to the end date, end date included.
Or 8 months, 20 days including the end date.
Alternative time units
265 days can be converted to one of these units:
22,896,000 seconds
381,600 minutes
6360 hours
265 days
37 weeks and 6 days
72.40% of 2020

Coronavirus Updates as of 11:00 AM EDT on Wednesday, December 2nd, 2020
7,829,405,004 Current World Population
129,131,874 Births this year
175,934 Births today
54,212,654 Deaths this year
73,861 Deaths today
74,919,220 Net population growth this year
102,073 Net population growth today

$ 7,016,436,650 Public Healthcare expenditure today
$ 4,782,531,976 Public Education expenditure today
$ 2,154,534,450 Public Military expenditure today
73,458,909 Cars produced this year
139,713,970 Bicycles produced this year
228,626,796 Computers produced this year

2,484,376 New book titles published this year
217,355,149 Newspapers circulated today
306,494 TV sets sold worldwide today
3,039,501 Cellular phones sold today
$ 135,403,790 Money spent on video games today
4,754,116,545 Internet users in the world today
122,447,881,731 Emails sent today
3,341,003 Blog posts written today
366,099,795 Tweets sent today
3,474,922,866 Google searches today

4,793,644 Forest loss this year (hectares)
6,453,541 Land lost to soil erosion this year (ha)
33,381,339,669 CO2 emissions this year (tons)
11,061,137 Desertification this year (hectares)
9,026,237 Toxic chemicals released
in the environment this year (tons)

847,853,543 Undernourished people in the world
1,702,607,520 Overweight people in the world
771,097,124 Obese people in the world
14,044 People who died of hunger today
$ 270,014,439 Money spent for obesity related
diseases in the USA today
$ 86,816,267 Money spent on weight loss
programs in the USA today

4,048,836,981 Water used this year (million L)
776,169 Deaths caused by water related
diseases this year
795,885,908 People with no access to
a safe drinking water source

214,347,461 Energy used today (MWh), of which:
182,464,662 - from non-renewable sources (MWh)
32,278,858 - from renewable sources (MWh)
1,343,111,844,203 Solar energy striking Earth today (MWh)
43,962,617 Oil pumped today (barrels)
1,489,500,665,569 Oil left (barrels)
15,533 Days to the end of oil (~43 years)
1,092,102,334,725 Natural Gas left (boe)
57,479 Days to the end of natural gas
4,310,774,474,853 Coal left (boe)
148,647 Days to the end of coal

11,965,214 Communicable disease deaths this year
451,311 Seasonal flu deaths this year
7,005,871 Deaths of children under 5 this year
39,239,036 Abortions this year
284,886 Deaths of mothers during birth this year
42,298,196 HIV/AIDS infected people
1,549,431 Deaths caused by HIV/AIDS this year
7,569,830 Deaths caused by cancer this year
904,077 Deaths caused by malaria this year
6,951,400,639 Cigarettes smoked today
4,607,596 Deaths caused by smoking this year
2,305,251 Deaths caused by alcohol this year
988,380 Suicides this year
$ 368,723,955,609 Money spent on illegal drugs this year
1,244,196 Road traffic accident fatalities this year 
We pray that the planet’s resources will not be wasted, but shared in a just and respectful manner.   
worldometer data used for business planning and statistical analysis - Trusted Authority - Worldometer was voted as one of the best free reference websites by the American Library Association (ALA), the oldest and largest library association in the world. Worldometer is a provider of global COVID-19 statistics for many caring people around the world. Data is trusted and used by the UK Government, Johns Hopkins CSSE, the Government of Thailand, the Government of Pakistan, the Government of Sri Lanka, Government of Vietnam, Financial Times, The New York Times, Business Insider, BBC, and many others.
We recognize that the COVID-19 virus has required all of us to be more mindful as we travel and go about our daily activities. We are diligently following the practices and guidelines set forth by the CDC on hygiene and cleaning. We do not live in fear of COVID-19 because we understand how the disease is spread and we are prepared for the response. 

With the goal of easing your travel planning, we have adjusted our policies to provide additional flexibility. Orders from Pennsylvania & Delaware Department of Health Organizations have been implemented. Learn more about our cleaning protocols
The following information was provided by professionals and may be difficult to interpret, however it is critical to read and understand:
  • Presymptomatic transmission of SARS-CoV-2 increases the challenges of COVID-19 containment measures, which are predicated on early detection and isolation of symptomatic persons. The magnitude of this impact is dependent upon the extent and duration of transmissibility while a person is presymptomatic.
Summary - it is possible for someone to have COVID-19 and spread it to others, even if they have no symptoms.
We continue to monitor this extremely difficult situation and are here to assist our guests as needed.

Emergency preparedness can be viewed as the ultimate customer service amenity that we can give our guests. The most important responsibility in the event of any emergency is to stay calm. We advise everyone to check travel restrictions - state, local, and territorial governments may have travel restrictions in place, including testing requirements, stay-at-home orders, and quarantine requirements upon arrival. We ask guests and associates to follow state, local, and territorial travel restrictions. If traveling internationally or across international borders, please check with the specific country’s Office of Foreign Affairs or Ministry of Health or the US Department of State.
Please visit the CDC website for more information about COVID19

Should you find yourself in need of assistance, please contact us.

Daily Operations Report Objectives: Our operations team is required to write an operations report. Our operations report is concise and well-organized. There are specific points that are highlighted throughout our reporting in order for the information to be complete and accurate. In order to make sure our operations report is in the correct format and context, specific steps have been taken to compile the data and write the report.

Back to Basics
The following basic questions are addressed in our operations reporting in order for the operational information we collect on a daily basis to be complete.

We address the following:

  • Identify daily operations and report any facility issues
  • Explain why each issue is important and assign a priority
  • Identify a way to solve the problem, with or without help
  • Focus on what we are currently doing as an organization as well as what we are doing to solve any issues that may have been identified
  • Provide an update on metrics as well as solutions for issues that may have been identified
  • Show how we provide a safe environment for everyone by having measurable metrics that demonstrate our ability to maintain guest safety.

Our outline identifies the basic points mentioned above and clearly describes these key points. Our operations reporting defines the key points and their reasoning to guests and associates. Regardless of whether or not someone is extremely familiar with the information in the report or if it is new to the individual, we believe that every report must be able to speak to everyone.

Please note that our Operations Report speaks to a wide global audience as we host guests and associates from all over the world. Our operational reporting shall always be specific enough for all guests and associates to understand what our organization is about and what our interest is in our community. We aim to serve local, regional and international guests as well as our associates. It is important that our Operations Plan makes sense to an associate in training as well as a seasoned operations manager and most importantly, the general public. If any of these individuals were to read our Operations Report, each individual would be able to understand what our publication is about. We must be able to put ourselves in the shoes of every guest and associate in order to determine if our emergency operations planning will work.

COVID-19 Summary
Coronavirus updates are an important part of the operations report until further notice. It shall continue to be limited in length. It is important that this public health update conveys the current global health crisis, its importance, as well as a brief description of how the health crisis can be mitigated or resolved. We are dedicated to our contribution to solving problems and we continue to improve our efforts to make a contribution. Technical language has been limited in the summary and only used if it is relevant to the operational reporting, otherwise we write in plain clear English. Our operations report may be transmitted to third parties with no additional supporting material, it is important to us that all reporting clearly conveys the context of the operation.

We believe that using pictures and illustrations in our operations report can help draw attention to the story we are telling. We create, capture and provide these graphics and pictures sometimes with the use of the Internet. Each illustration includes a title and information about what we are trying to convey by using the illustration. We always must give proper credit to where the illustration comes from if we did not create on our own or purchase with the right to redistribute. Corporate copyright information must be included with all photos, tables and graphs.

The information contained in this web page of our website and any web page produced by our organization is confidential and protected from disclosure or dissemination. If the reader of this information is not the intended recipient, or an employee or agent responsible for delivering this information to the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that any dissemination, distribution or copying of this communication is strictly prohibited. If you have questions or you have reached this information on our website in error, please notify the website administrator of any issues immediately by visiting the contact us page of this website, please note registration in our database is required to complete the form.

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Where appropriate, Estates, Appraisals & Valuations Account Managers can oversee the arrangements for any insurance, packing and shipping. We can also provide storage for property awaiting sale with BnB. For any property not suitable for sale at BnB we arrange for competitive bids from regional firms ensuring a full and efficient solution for estates.

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I began a career path to the field of valuation by building up my knowledge base. I can walk into any estate and say ‘okay, this is a 17th century painting, this is a 19th century piece of silver, and, wait a minute, this is a contemporary piece of bronze. In other words, prior to choosing a category of specialization, I became a generalist first and received a sufficient education that gives me an art historical background to assess a spectrum of items from different eras. Let’s not stop there. I also understand the art market; art valuation is, after all, a business skill. I received an education that gives me both the necessary art history knowledge as well as the ability to see art and objects within the context of today’s market, I have set myself up for a successful career.

Research - There are countless types of rare objects I have encountered in my valuation career and countless others I may come across as I explore the field. It is a lifelong apprenticeship and I will never stop learning, but it is impossible to know it all. This is where key research tools and skills come into play. The Internet provides a lot of the answers about objects under question as well as art market subscription tools, such as Artprice and Artnet. However, to really get the right answers, I consult a variety of bibliographical, auction trade, and primary art market sources. This process is part of a defined method that was developed to make sure to cross-reference (to cover all the bases), and paint a complete picture of an object’s past.

I am able to apply critical analytical skills in my effort to analyze the vast amount of data gathered, as not all sources are created equal. I have developed a methodology of valuation and figured out the sources that are most reliable. It is important for me to determine where I will start, how I will summarize the results, and most importantly I make sure that I take all criteria into consideration when conducting the research for our assessment—provenance, history of exhibition, scholarly publications, materials, dimensions, dates, and condition.

Planning - Valuation is an expanding field that is seeping out of its traditional borders of private and institutional collections, trusts, and estates. For instance, with the proliferation of banks, art advisories, and related businesses that lend money against works of art, there is now a growing need for knowledgeable professionals that can prepare appraisal reports for collateral loans and art leasing purposes.

The growth of online art auctions has likewise contributed to the expanding need. The online space of art and object sales transactions poses a greater challenge for telling apart what is real and what is not. As a valuation expert, I help establish the correct value and mitigate risk. As a valuation specialist, I may serve as a frequent aid to lawyers, called upon to testify on the authenticity or value of a work in cases of equitable distribution, debt, damage, loss, or fraud.

Valuation skills will always remain important within the art world. In fact, it is an indispensable career prerequisite—in order to go about any of the professional art trades, one must learn the basic skills of valuation.

When we are asked to provide a valuation for an item we are not able to appraise, we let the client know up front and utilize a network of contacts to find an expert.

Free Initial Consultation - A valuation may not always be expensive, however it may have value. I am certainly not interested in reviewing your objects, only to follow up with a document to explain why your art or objects are worth less than you expected.

We will never perform a valuation that we don’t believe serves the best interest of the client. At BnB Antiques, we have extensive hands-on experience and the ability to embrace the use of technology in our valuation process.

We are experienced professionals. We dedicate an extensive amount of time researching auction catalogs as well as attending live events. We are excited to be an organization completely immersed in the marketplace of material culture.

With a deep understanding of how to use and interpret online pricing databases, we are confident our services provide the expertise necessary to help anyone who would like a valuation of a work of art or decorative object.

Many of my clients today are concerned that precious family heirlooms will not be preserved for future generations.

  • Attention to detail and a humble devotion to integrity.
  • US-PAP compliant valuations that are prepared with expert knowledge and foresight.

Perhaps a valuation can be a simple list of objects with prices, but our organization works diligently to ensure every valuation we complete is about a whole lot more than just a list of stuff and how much it is worth.

Family history is priceless. If an item that has been passed down for many generations has significant meaning to a family, then it does change the value of the item. Most families are unwilling to part with family heirlooms despite their value in the retail marketplace. Many of our existing clients simply want to see important pieces saved for future generations.

  • We are dedicated to responsibility and required to show our work. 
  • During the evaluation of each item, we are doing our homework
  • Documenting the process, and making sure the valuation we provide is exceptional.

Hourly Rate

We take things step by step. We will never perform a valuation that does not serve the best interest of the client.

 Base rate is currently $175 per hour for field work and research, and $15 per hour for clerical work.

Kurt Costello - Valuation Professional

Consulting on objects for individuals, collectors, corporations and government entities

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Examples of Current Client Objectives:

Probate, estate, tax, and equitable distribution
Dissolution of marriage and business transactions
Expert witness testimony
Insurance Coverage
Damage Claims
Charitable contributions
General knowledge of values

Any family that has a recorded history for more than 100 years is significant for the purposes of historical conservation and preservation.

Items your family has collected may have historical significance and can be saved from being discarded or sold. Without a professional valuation, there is a risk that important family heirlooms and historical objects could be lost forever. Estate Sales are another way to accomplish this objective; however they often focus on liquidation of assets for monetary purposes. Our focus is always on conservation and preservation of family history for educational purposes.  

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Check out the fun items anyone can find at our shop...

Silverware, Antique Silver and Pewter, Antique Musical Instruments, Depression Glass, Antique Photographs, Perfume Bottles, Antique Christmas Ornaments, Canning Jars, Arts and Crafts Era Furniture, Mid Century Chairs, Antique Luggage, Elaborate Picture Frames, First-edition Books, Globes & Maps, Antique Lamps

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About Us

Bread n Butter Antiques LLC

- Private Collection - 

BnB is for 'bread n butter' plates, our petite passion.

- Mission -

 Strive to be of value

Doing Well By Doing Good

Our goal is an essential experience

that is good for the individual, family and the Earth

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Conservation and preservation of material culture.

In the beginning I was a collector of stamps.

My grandfather gave me an antique watch and our family entrusted me with a treasure trove of objects. Part of a family of collectors, I live in a home filled with art and antiques inherited from family. Understandably there are some incredible antiques in a family from the Philadelphia region for over 300 years. Once you enter the Art Gallery, it is obvious that we love to collect beautiful objects for display in our curated exhibits.

Everyone in our family has a true appreciation for family heirlooms and our focus is on preservation and provenance.

I was the only son to get the collecting bug, and like most collectors, I started out early. Trunks, suitcases, and boxes sealed for generations, filled with objects that had belonged to our ancestors. Rooting around and unearthing precious items under the house one day, I decided I wanted to be involved with the conservation of historical objects in one way or another. I decided to study material culture and after many hours of study...I still have much to learn. I received my certification as a valuation professional and today remain focused on conservation. I find many homes like our own, with art or objects passed down for many generations.

The Art Gallery has been transformed into a Boutique Hotel with unique guest rooms and breakfast served daily.

Guests have an opportunity to experience essential luxury in a historic Philadelphia home and neighborhood.


Etsy is our online Boutique

Bread n Butter Antiques

- Fine Gifts and Interiors - 

Etsy is a pleasure to work with and it is amazing to see such beautiful items all in one place. There are many talented artists that it is easy to consider this venture more artistic than entrepreneurial.

I am a collector of material culture with a passion for provenance and photography. The Art Gallery is an alternative space to showcase art and objects. We invite artists to display their artwork along with the art and objects in the collection. The Art Gallery emerges from the perfect historical home to showcase our entire collection. Historically inspired interior design with a modern twist of essential luxury.

The BnB Antiques and Art Gallery in Philadelphia is open daily. The facility operates as a full-service Boutique hotel as well as hosting private events, corporate office functions and art gallery tours in historical Philadelphia.

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Values that guide us

Bread n Butter Antiques

- Hospitality - 

We are working diligently to uphold our values of inclusion, diversity, equity and accessibility.

All employees receive sensitivity training. 

Our code of conduct mandates that all members of our organization complete sensitivity and unconscious bias training.


Values that guide us...

We shall consistently provide our local and international Guests with professional hospitality based on Quality and on Values. During any task and duty that we are executing, we consistently apply the following values that are the core of Quality:

Efficiency -Each task within the service process needs to be completed in an economic way, without wasting any resources (time, effort, money, supplies etc.) whilst reaching the intended results (effectiveness) to ensure customer satisfaction 

Accuracy -Each task within the service process needs to be completed in a precise and exact way, without making any mistakes, and by paying attention to even the smallest details 

Innovation -The creativity of finding new ways and methods to complete each task and / or of introducing new ideas that add value and variation to each task 

Courtesy -Being polite and showing respect & genuine consideration and care for others is the core of hospitality 

Anticipation -always one step ahead of requests made by guests while completing each task within the service process 

#ethics -being conscience of right or wrong (moral) behavior towards others and oneself e.g. lying, cheating, stealing etc. 

#commitment - We ensure each task within the service process is completed by taking full ownership of it, taking responsibility, and respecting the standards of our organization at all times. We like to show our #loyalty to the company. #valuesthatguideus @bnbantiques  

Sustainability -A contribution of everyone to preserve the natural resources of our planet is crucial for the generations to come. In every task to be completed one needs to consider the possibilities to avoid pollution, waste and spillage as well as the opportunities for recycling.



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- Information Technology & Compliance -
Well-known standards affecting IT compliance include:
The Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX) of 2002
A statute to regulate financial transparency and reporting
Section 404 significant for IT in the area of financial reporting controls
Who Is Responsible for Compliance?

Although best practice frameworks are available to guide adherence to compliance regulations, people are necessary to make it all happen. The roles of compliance strategy and implementation are evolving within enterprises with departments and C-Suite positions, including a dedicated compliance department who, along with the CCO, can be tasked with overseeing, planning, and managing elements that work towards IT compliance. Let’s take a closer look at the roles of a CCO and the overall compliance team.  

Chief Compliance Officer (CCO): The CCO will be responsible for identifying and managing compliance risk, including developing internal and external controls to manage and resolve compliance problems. Oftentimes, a CCO will put a compliance department in place to provide complete compliance services to the business and staff.

Chief Technology Office (CTO): Unlike a CCO, the CTO oversees the entire technology framework and infrastructure including compliance, governance, and risk assessment.

Compliance Department: Our organization has a dedicated compliance department, charged with managing and overseeing compliance with all applicable regulations and mandates.
  • Duties may include:

    Risk identification
    Implementing risk controls
    Reporting on the effectiveness of controls
    Resolving compliance problems
    Providing regulatory advisement to the business
    However, it should be noted that while the technical, procedural, and strategic management resides with those with the greatest liability risk (IT staff, CIO, CFO, and CEO), all constituents in the corporate structure are responsible for complying with the regulations that protect sensitive information.

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Embossing seal (raised stamp) and ink stamp used on all documentation


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Commissioned independent Delaware Notary Public, approved and authorized to perform notarial acts in the State of Delaware, specializing in but not limited to:

certified copies of any type

POA (Power of Attorney)

divorce forms and documents

corporate documents

certificates in need of apostille

real estate signings

total loss affidavits for insurance companies

financial documents

legal documents

I-9 forms, including remote hire (authorized employer representative)

USPS Form 1583

licensing applications

vocational applications

educational applications

absentee voting ballots

concealed carry permit (CCDW) applications

spousal consent forms

general affidavits, acknowledgments & jurats

oaths and affirmations

telephonic court hearings

advanced health directives


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