What's It Worth?

All appraisal time slots for these events have been reserved.

Antiques Appraisal at the Library

Mark Moran

Get that item you've been wondering about professionally appraised! Presented by Mark Moran, appraiser of collectibles and folk art, and guest expert on the popular PBS series, Antiques Roadshow.

Thursday, May 8, 4 - 8 p.m.
West 7th Library

Sunday, May 18, 1 - 5 p.m.
Hayden Heights Library

Pre-Registration Required

Call the library to reserve your free appraisal time. If time allows, we will accept walk-ins, but we strongly encourage appointments.

Observers are welcome.

Items Accepted for Appraisal

  • 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.
  • Metalware, including iron, bronze, brass, pot metal, silver, silver plate.
  • Clocks, including mantel, hanging and figural.
  • Costume jewelry, including brooches, bracelets, earrings.

Excluded Items

  • Coins or paper money
  • Weapons (including swords and knives)
  • Fine jewelry and precious gems
  • Beanie Babies

About Mark Moran

Mark F. Moran conducts community events that involve appraisal of antiques, collectibles, and decorative arts in the upper Midwest.

Formerly senior editor of Antiques and Collectibles Books for Krause Publications in Iola, Wisconsin, 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, New Jersey; 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 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 was also a newspaper editor and reporter for three decades.