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The Friends of HPL is a nonprofit volunteer group that supports the library in many ways. The Friends operate The Ground Floor in the lower lobby, selling used books, gifts, snacks and beverages. Membership dues and proceeds from the shop and other fundraisers enhance the library and its services.

What’s it Worth?
An Antique Appraisal with Mark Moran
Tuesday, October 23 at 7 p.m.
sponsored by the Friends of Hedberg Public Library
Author Mark Moran, a frequent guest expert on PBS’s Antiques Roadshow, has been an appraiser of antiques and fine arts for more than 20 years. With each object he appraises, Moran brings to life its history, design, flaws and value.

Formerly senior editor of Antiques and Collectibles Books for Krause Publications in Iola, Wis., 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, N.J.; 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 three editions of 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 has been active as an appraiser of antiques and fine art for more than 20 years.

Have an antique you’d like appraised at the event?
Send a photo and a description of the object to
We’ll select 10 items for Mark to assess at the show. Submissions must be received by October 8.

Categories of Objects for Appraisal

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.

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, pocket and wristwatches; musical instruments, including violins and wind/reed instruments (though some acoustic and early electric guitars are accepted).

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

Moran's Books:

Find Moran's Books on RockCat

Antique Trader Guide to Oriental Antiques
Antique Trader Furniture Price Guide
Antique Trader Clock Guide
Antique Trader Guide to Metalware
Antique Trader Vintage Salt & Peppershakers
Warman’s Antiques & Collectibles, 43rd Edition, 2010
Warman’s Antiques & Collectibles, 44th Edition, 2011
Warman’s Antiques & Collectibles, 45th Edition, 2012
Warman's Fenton Glass: Identification and Price Guide
Warman's Fenton Glass, Vol. 2
Warman's Guide to Majolica Pottery
Warman's Arts and Crafts Furniture
Warman's Country Antiques
Warman's Fiesta Ware: Identification and Price Guide
Warman's Companion, Fiesta Ware
Warman's Gas Station Collectibles
Warman's McCoy Pottery: Identification and Price Guide
Warman's Companion, McCoy Pottery
Warman's McCoy Pottery, Vol. 2
Warman's Red Wing Pottery: Identification and Price Guide
Warman's Roseville Pottery: Identification and Price Guide
Warman’s Guide to Vintage Cookie Jars
Warman’s Guide to Lalique Glass
Warman’s Guide to Tobacco Antiques and Collectibles
Warman’s Guide to Sterling Flatware
Warman’s Guide to Dolls, Vintage to Modern

For More Information:

Mark F. Moran Appraisals of Antiques & Fine Art
N7326 Maple Ridge Trail
Iola, Wis. 54945

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