Antiques Appraiser Mark Moran

Antiques Appraiser Mark Moran will be coming back to the Library on Saturday, November 9, from 1:00-4:00 PM! Bring in an antique for evaluation, or just come to watch. You must register for an appraisal, so stop at the Reference Desk or call 262-524-3682. No need to register, if you are only watching. Please see the list below for items that Mark will and will not appraise.

Objects accepted for evaluation include:

Fine art, including paintings, drawings, prints and statuary.

Furniture (larger pieces may be viewed using images sent by email).

Ceramics, including figural pottery, vases, dishes, kitchenware and stoneware.

Glassware, including lighting, marbles and souvenir items.

Vintage photographs, including snapshots, tintypes, ambrotypes and daguerreotypes.

Advertising, including posters, lithographed tin, paper and figural objects.

Folk art, including carvings, quilts, weather-vanes, windmill weights and “outsider” art.

Assorted toys, including dolls (bisque, composition and plastic), windups and mechanical banks.

Metalware, including iron, bronze, brass, pot metal, silver, silver plate.

Clocks, including mantel, hanging and figural.

Costume jewelry, including brooches, bracelets, earrings.

Musical instruments.

Sporting collectibles.


Excluded items:

All weapons, including swords and knives (though folding knives with advertising are accepted); traps (like leg-hold); coins and paper money; Nazi memorabilia; fine jewelry, including precious gems; Beanie Babies.

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