2041 Michigan Street

PO Box 71

Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235



Hosted by Door County Historical Society



What’s it worth?  An Antique appraisal event


Thursday, June 26th 4 p.m. – 7 p.m.

In the Collins Learning Center


Formerly senior editor of Antiques and Collectibles Books for Krause Publications in Iola, Wisconsin, he 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, New Jersey; 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 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 was also a newspaper editor and reporter for three decades.

He has been active as an appraiser of antiques and fine art for more than 20 years.

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 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.


See the list of excluded items to the right. Questions about objects not covered in the list above may be submitted to Mark Moran in advance: 715-281-5060  or

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


Guests may attend to observe for a fee of $4.00 payable at the door.

For more information contact Dan Olson at 920-421-2332

A portion of appraisal fees will be donated to the Village


Excluded items: all weapons, including knives (though folding knives with advertising are accepted); fine jewelry, including precious gems, pocket and wristwatches; musical instruments, including violins and wind/reed instruments (though some acoustic and early electric guitars are accepted).


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); books; sports 

memorabilia; antique tools and technological objects (typewriters, cameras, assorted machinery or instruments for scientific measure, like sextants, telescopes, microscopes, etc.). When in doubt, email inquiry can often address this. 


Please use the enclosed form to mail your check, your contact information, item description to: 

Door County Historical Society

Attn: Dan Olson

PO Box 71

Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235

make Checks payable to:

Door County Historical Society


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