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An Antiques and Collectibles Appraisal Event Featuring Author and Antiques Expert, Mark F. Moran

July 27 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

The Boulder Junction Public Library and Boulder Junction Area Historical Society present an antiques and collectibles appraisal event featuring author and antiques expert, Mark F. Moran of Iola, Wisconsin, on Saturday, July 27 beginning at 11am at the Boulder Junction Community Center.

The library is currently taking reservations for a slot on the appraiser’s schedule and an appointment is required if you wish to bring an item to the event as slots are limited. Observers are also welcome to attend the event. To reserve your spot on the event schedule or for more information, call the Boulder Junction Public Library at 715-385-2050.

Categories of items open to consideration at this event include: Americana, fine art, furniture, ceramics, glassware, vintage photographs, advertising, folk art, assorted toys, metalware, clocks, costume jewelry, musical instruments, books, and sports memorabilia. Excluded items include: all weapons, including swords and knives (though folding knives with advertising are accepted); traps (like leg-hold); Nazi memorabilia; coins and paper money; Beanie Babies; fine jewelry, including precious gems ; and Beanie Babies.

Questions about objects not covered here can be submitted to Moran in advance to determine if they are appropriate. Suggested categories for advance inquiry include, but are not limited to: Oriental, Native American and other tribal objects (African, Oceanic); ancient artifacts (Egyptian and other early cultures); fossils and minerals; automotive items; nautical and military-related objects; records; antique tools and technological objects (typewriters, cameras, assorted machinery or instruments for scientific measure, like sextants, telescopes, microscopes, etc.). He can be contacted at (715) 281-5060 or at [email protected].

Moran is available to make home visits for people with big things, or fragile things (or a lot of things). House calls are $75 an hour and there is no mileage charge if within 10 miles of the appraisal event site. To arrange, call 715-281-5060 or email [email protected].

Formerly senior editor of Antiques and Collectibles Books for Krause Publications in Iola, Wisconsin, Moran 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 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.

This event is sponsored by the Boulder Junction Public Library and the Boulder Junction Area Historical Society. To reserve your spot on the event schedule or for more information, call the Boulder Junction Public Library at 715-385-2050. Refreshments will be served.


July 27
11:00 am - 2:00 pm


Boulder Junction Community Center
5392 Park Street
Boulder Junction, WI 54512 United States
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