Hosted by Heritage Village at Big Creek

$15 each item

Sun. June 30 FROM 2-5 PM

Please use the 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


Mark Moran will be at the Heritage Village at Big Creek in Sturgeon Bay for antique and collectibles appraisal event! There is a $15 per item appraisal fee. A portion of appraisal fees will be donated to the Village.

Mark Moran is a former senior editor of Antiques and Collectibles Books for Krause Publications in Iola, Wis. He has also been a contributing editor for Antique Trader magazine and a guest expert on the PBS series Antiques Roadshow. 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, now in its 45th edition.

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.

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
  • 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 moranm1953@gmail.com


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


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.







Description of Item:



Preferred time:  (  ) 2 pm; (  ) 3pm;  (  ) 4pm.  You will be assigned to your chosen time if possible, on a first come, first served basis.

Please enclose a check in the amount of $15.00 payable to:  The Door County Historical Society.  You will be notified by mail of your time slot and receive an admission card with your information.  Remove this form and return it to the Heritage Village at Big Creek at the following address:  P.O. Box 71, Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235


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