Sparta Free Library Hosting Antique Appraisal Event
Sparta Free Library will host an antiques and collectibles appraisal event featuring author and antiques expert Mark F. Moran of Iola, Wis., on March 30, starting at 2 p.m. The program will be held at the Sparta Barney Community Center, 1000 E. Montgomery St.
Pre-registration is required.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, 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.
Musical Instruments,including violins, wind and reed instruments.
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.
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); ancient artifacts (Egyptian and other early cultures); fossils and minerals; books; automotive items; nautical and military-related objects; sports memorabilia (including baseball cards); records; 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.
For more information, contact:
Mark F. Moran Appraisals of Antiques & Fine Art
N7326 Maple Ridge Trail
Iola, Wis. 54945