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Antiques appraiser Moran to visit library

11:26 AM, Jan. 17, 2013  |  Comments

Kewaunee Library will host an antiques and collectibles appraisal event featuring author and antiques expert Mark F. Moran of Iola from 1 to 4 p.m. Feb. 1.

Formerly senior editor of Antiques and Collectibles Books for Krause Publications in Iola, Moran also has been a contributing editor for Antique Trader magazine.

He is the author or co-author of more than 25 books about antiques and collectibles, including three editions of the 800-page annual Warman's Antiques and 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.

Preregistration is required by contacting the library at (920) 388-5015 or 822 Juneau St., Kewaunee 54216. Categories of objects for appraisal may 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, weather vanes, 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: All weapons, including swords and knives (though folding knives with advertising are accepted); coins and paper money; Beanie Babies; fine jewelry, including precious gems, pocket and wrist watches; musical instruments, including violins and wind/reed instruments (although some acoustic and early electric guitars are accepted).

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