What’s It Worth? with Mark Moran

Antiques appraiser Mark Moran will be sharing his expertise about appraisal for your items. Register at one of the links below if you’re interested in bringing one or two items to be appraised. Spectators are welcome throughout the program, and seating will be available.

Registration begins August 1 at 9am.

You have four options for registration. Please register online for the time slot that best lines up with when you are able to be here.

Please arrive as early as you can during the hour you’ve registered for.

More about Mark Moran: Formerly senior editor of Antiques and Collectibles Books for Krause Publications in Iola, Wis., he has also been a contributing editor for Antique Trader magazine. He has served as editor of Antique Review East magazine; as producer of Atlantique City, an antique show held in Atlantic City, N.J.; and as editorial director of F+W Media’s Antiques Group. He is the author or co-author of more than 25 books on antiques and collectibles, including three editions of the 800-page annual Warman’s Antiques & Collectibles. Moran bought and sold antiques for more than 30 years, specializing in vintage folk art, Americana, and fine art. He has been active as an appraiser of antiques and fine art for more than 20 years.

Categories of objects for appraisal may include: Fine art, including paintings, drawings, prints and statuary; furniture (usually smaller pieces are best); 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; metal ware, including iron, bronze, brass, pot metal, silver, silver plate; clocks, including mantel, hanging and figural; costume jewelry, including brooches, bracelets, and earrings; musical Instruments, including string, wind and reed instruments; antique and vintage lighting of all kinds; books and sports 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.


Friday, September 7, 2018
10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Cost: Free


Normal Public Library 206 W College Ave Normal Illinois 61761 309-452-1757

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