Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Antiques-Collectibles Appraisal Event

The Friends of the Reedsburg Public Library presents an antique and collectibles appraisal event featuring author and antiques expert Mark F. Moran of Iola, Wisconsin on Sunday, October 2nd from 11am-2pm.

Be a part of the "Studio Audience" or bring in your own antiques or collectibles for Mr. Moran to evaluate. The event is free to watch. There is a fee of $15 per item appraised; please contact the library to reserve a spot. Proceeds will benefit the Friends of the Library and their ongoing support of library programming and collections.

Contact the library for more information or to register for the event.


Mark F. Moran conducts community events that involve appraisal of antiques, collectibles, and decorative arts in the upper Midwest.

Formerly senior editor of Antiques and Collectibles Books for Krause Publicatios 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.

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