Antique Appraisal with Mark Moran
Saturday, October 7
Beginning at 10:30 am
84 N. Lake Street
Appraisals by reservation only. One item per person.
Reservations may be made beginning October 1.
Please call the Elkhart Lake Public Library at 920-876-2554 to make your reservation.
Friends of the Elkhart Lake Public Library presents an antiques and collectibles appraisal event featuring author and antiques expert Mark F. Moran of Iola, Wis., on Saturday, October 7 beginning at 10:30am
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
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.
Moran is available to make home visits for people with big things, or fragile things (or alot of things). House calls are $75 an hour and there is no mileage charge if within 10miles of the appraisal event site. To arrange, call 715-281-5060 or email
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
Metalware, including iron, bronze, brass, pot metal, silver, silver plate.
Clocks, including mantel, hanging and figural.
Costume jewelry, including brooches, bracelets, earrings.
Musical Instruments, including string, wind and reed instruments.
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.
Questions about objects not covered here can be submitted to Moran in advanceto determine if they are appropriate. Suggested categories for advance inquiryinclude, but are not limited to: Oriental, Native American and other tribal objects(African, Oceanic); ancient artifacts (Egyptian and other early cultures); fossilsand minerals; automotive items; nautical and military-related objects; records;
antique tools and technological objects (typewriters, cameras, assortedmachinery or instruments for scientific measure, like sextants, telescopes,
microscopes, etc.). When in doubt, email inquiry can often address this.
Opinions of value are informal, and may not be used for insurance or charitable
donations, which require a certified appraisal.