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Appraisal event returns to DeKalb

Published: Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2012 4:09 p.m. CDT
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Antiques appraiser Mark Moran is shown appraising porcelain dolls of George and Martha Washington brought in by Mary Merritt of DeKalb at last year's DeKalb library appraisal event. This year's event will take place Dec. 1.

DeKALB – By popular demand, DeKalb Public Library will bring back author and antiques expert Mark F. Moran for a presentation from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1.

Formerly senior editor of Antiques and Collectibles Books for Krause Publications in Iola, Wis., Moran has also been a contributing editor to Antique Trader magazine. He has served as editor of Antique Review East magazine, as producer of Atlantique City, an antiques show held in Atlantic City, N.J., and as editorial director of F+W Media’s Antiques Group. He has been a guest expert on the PBS series “Antiques Roadshow” and has been active as an appraiser of antiques and fine art for more than 20 years.

Objects for appraisal may include fine art, including paintings, drawings, prints and statuary; furniture – smaller pieces are best; ceramics, including figural pottery, vases, dishes, kitchenware and stoneware; glassware, including lighting, marbles and souvenir items; vintage photographs, including 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; toys, including dolls (bisque, composition and plastic), windups and mechanical banks; metalware, including iron, bronze, brass, pot metal, silver and silver plate; clocks, including mantel, hanging and figural; and costume jewelry, including brooches, bracelets and earrings.

Items that will not be appraised include all weapons, though folding knives with advertising will be accepted; fine jewelry, including precious gems and watches; and musical instruments.

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

This year, a photo booth will be set up so guests can take a picture with their priceless antiques “Roadshow” style. The cost of appraisal is $15 per item. Registration is required to have items appraised. Register at www.dkpl.org, by calling 815-756-9568, ext. 260 or by email at edithc@dkpl.org.

Antiques Appraisals

1-4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1

DeKalb Public Library, 309 Oak St.

$15 per item appraised

Registration required to have items appraised. Visit www.dkpl.org or call 815-756-9568, ext. 260.

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