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What's It Worth? Antiques Appraisal

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What's It Worth? Antiques Appraisal

Adults Registration

Antiques expert Mark Moran is coming back to MCPL Wausau for his seventh (and final) appraisal program! 


Moran, who has more than three decades experience buying and selling antiques, will be on hand to share the history and value of a variety of your items (see below for what's/what's not accepted). He plans to retire from appraisal events after 2020, so this will likely be his last visit to MCPL Wausau! If you don't have an item you'd like appraised, that's okay: Everyone - especially fans of the PBS program "Antiques Roadshow" - is welcome to stop by the library during this event just to watch what others bring and learn about antiques! 

There is no charge to have an item appraised, but we do have a limit of one item per person, and appraisals usually take about 3-4 minutes. Registration is required, and slots will fill up fast! Call 715-261-7230 to register or for more information. 

Categories of objects for appraisal may include
Americana, including autographs and historical documents; Fine art, including paintings, drawings, prints and statuary; Furniture (usually smaller pieces are best); Ceramics, including figural pottery, vases, dishes,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 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; 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.

  • 📅 Sat., 2/22/20, 1:304pm @ MCPL Wausau [Community Room (level 2)]

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Antiques expert Mark Moran is coming back to MCPL Wausau for his seventh appraisal program! Sign up to learn the value of your antique or collectable item! 🖶