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Program Type: Special Event
Age: Adult

Do you have a handed down undiscovered treasure tucked away? Want to make sure your flea market find is the real deal? Join us on Saturday, August 18 to get your antique appraised by antiques expert and author Mark Moran. Appraisal appointments are available from 1:00-5:00 PM. Please make your appointment in advance as appraisal times are limited to 40 people total. Please only one item per appointment.

Mr. Moran has co-authored more than 25 books on antiques and collectibles and has been buying and selling antiques for more than 30 years! He is formerly the senior editor of Antiques and Collectibles Books and has also been a contributing editor for Antique Trader magazine. 

To register for this free program, please contact the La Crosse Public Library at (608) 789-7122 or stop by the Reference desk at the Main Street Library during regular open hours. If you'd like to come and watch the show, we’ll have ample seating available and Mr. Moran's appraisals will be recorded live and presented on a large screen for all to see!

Learn more about Mark Moran on his Facebook page or his website

Objects accepted for evaluation include:

  • Fine art, including paintings, drawings, prints and statuary.
  • Furniture.
  • 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.
  • Antique and vintage lighting of all kinds. 
  • Musical instruments.
  • Sporting collectibles.
  • Books.

Excluded items: all weapons, including swords and knives (though folding knives with advertising are accepted); traps (like leg-hold); coins and paper money; Nazi memorabilia; fine jewelry, including precious gems; Beanie Babies.