Mark Moran Antiques Appraisal Event

12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Cedarburg Public Library
Community Room

Event Details

Have one of your antique items appraised for free at the Antiques Appraisal Event featuring antiques expert Mark F. Moran!

Pre-registration for this event is required.
Call the Information Desk at 262-375-7640 Ext. 200 to reserve your time slot.


There is no cost to attend. This event is generously sponsored by the Cedarburg Friends of the Library.

Categories of objects for appraisal include:

  • 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.
  • Musical Instruments, including string, wind and reed instruments.
  • Books
  • Sports Memorabilia

Excluded items include:

  • all weapons, including swords and knives (though folding knives with advertising are accepted)
  • Nazi memorabilia
  • Coins and paper money
  • Fine jewelry, including precious gems
  • Beanie Babies

Questions about objects not covered here can be submitted to Moran in advance to determine if they are appropriate. Moran’s contact info: 715-281-5060 and moranm1953@gmail.com

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

**Moran also does house calls for people who have big things, fragile things, or just a lot of things they would like to be appraised. These house calls do cost $75 per hour with no mileage charge if the address is within 10 miles of the Cedarburg Public Library. House calls must be set up directly with Moran: 715-281-5060 or moranm1953@gmail.com.

Mark F. Moran’s Bio:

Formerly senior editor of Antiques and Collectibles Books for Krause Publications in Iola, WI, 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 the 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.


Event Type(s): Adult Program
Age Group(s): Adults, Seniors
Presenter: Mark F. Moran
Rosalia Slawson
(262) 375-7640 ext. 200