Have you ever wondered the worth of that prized possession you keep in your display case or jewelry box? Or how about a coveted piece of fine art, old toy or sports memorabilia?
Now you can find out.
The East Central Regional Library presents author and appraiser Mark Moran and his traveling antique appraisal program at select branch locations this month. Moran, who has appeared on the PBS program, Antiques Roadshow, will evaluate your item and help you learn more about its history.
Here is the schedule:
- Monday, Oct. 23, 5-8 p.m., Cambridge Public Library
- Thursday, Oct. 26, 5-8 p.m., Mora Public Library
- Saturday, Oct. 28, 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Princeton Area Library
- Thursday, Nov. 2, 5-8 p.m., North Branch Area Library
One item per household may be appraised. Acceptable items include 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 (folding knives with advertising accepted); traps, like leg-hold; Nazi memorabilia; coins and paper money; fine jewelry, including precious gems; and Beanie Babies.
Registration for appraisals is required. You can only register by calling 763-392-0657. Please leave only ONE message and do not call your local ECRL branch. They cannot register you for the program. Someone will get back to you as soon as possible. Additional guests who would just like to listen and observe are welcome.
Opinions of value are informal and may not be used for insurance or charitable donation, which requires a certified appraisal. This is not a certified appraisal.
This project is funded with money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.