EventsAntique & Collectibles Appraisal Event with Mark F. Moran

Antique & Collectibles Appraisal Event with Mark F. Moran

December 22, 2018 (1:00 PM – 4:30 PM)


Did you buy something of value at an estate sale, or have you been left a priceless family heirloom? Would you enjoy learning about its history and possible worth? Join author and antiques expert, Mark F. Moran for an informal antique and collectibles appraisal event. Sponsored by the Edgebrook Woman's Club.

If you would like an item appraised, review the list of acceptable categories and excluded items, email with the following information: name, phone number and item description. Space is limited to 46 appraisals; all others registered will observe only. If you have not provided the library with this information and have not received a confirmation email, your item will not be appraised.

Categories of objects may include:

  • Fine art, including paintings, drawings, prints and statuary.
  • Furniture (photos of large pieces may be sent to me in advance).
  • 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, weathervanes, 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; also pocket and wristwatches.
  • Costume jewelry, including brooches, bracelets, earrings.
  • Musical Instruments, including string, wind and reed instruments.
  • Antique and vintage lighting.
  • Books.
  • Sporting Memorabilia.

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

Opinions of value are informal, and may not be used for insurance or charitable donation, which require a certified appraisal.

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