Wondering What It’s Worth?

public library hosts last antique appraisal event

Maddy Mortimer |

Antiques expert Mark Moran.
Antiques expert Mark Moran.

Mark Moran knows antiques: He’s former senior editor of the Antiques and Collectibles book series for Krause Publications, produced the “Atlantique City” antique show, appeared on the PBS series “Antiques Roadshow,” and has 30-plus years experience buying and selling antiques. Moran is returning to Eau Claire for the last annual antique appraisal event, “What’s It Worth?” It is open to all community members who have antiques, art, and family heirlooms they have always wondered about.

Unlike other appraisal events that might aim to purchase appraised items, “What’s It Worth?” is solely focused on the community’s benefit. All appraisals are by appointment, and registration is open now. Community members are welcome to watch the event and can come and go as they please throughout the afternoon.

Appraisal item categories include folk art, fine art, furniture, ceramics, glassware, vintage photographs, advertising, toys, clocks, and costume jewelry. Items that are not accepted include weapons, coins, paper money, Beanie Babies, Nazi memorabilia, fine jewelry (i.e., precious gems, watches), and most musical instruments. If you’ve always wondered if those antiques in the attic are trash or treasure, here’s your chance to find out. 

What’s It Worth? Saturday Nov. 16, 10am-1:15pm in the Eau Claire Room, L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library, 400 Eau Claire Street. To schedule an appointment, call (715) 839-4834.