ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. – Looking for some history behind your inheritance? Trouble finding the value of your old weather vane? Want to sell a piece of Fulper without getting fleeced? If you bring it, they will price it.
The always entertaining Atlantique City Appraisal Booth returns to the antiques and collectibles show March 29-30 in the Atlantic City Convention Center.
Roving emcee and Antique Trader editor Noah Fleisher, a live audience and videotaping of featured items will guarantee this year’s appraisal booth will be a special event. Appraisals will be offered by specialists in fine jewelry, textiles, glass, autographs, books, maps and more.
Here’s a look at this year’s lineup:
Marking his 37th year with Antique Trader as editor, author and antique expert, Kyle Husfloen of Palm Springs, Calif., has returned to appraise at Atlantique City. Husfloen is author of the regular column, Kyle on Antiques, and has served as a guest appraiser and lecturer on antiques across the nation.
With a decided specialty in mint condition baseball cards and toy robots from the 1950s and ’60s still in their original boxes, Alan Rosen, known on television, in newspapers and across the industry as Mr. Mint, will be appraising at Atlantique City on both Saturday and Sunday. Alan will lend his expertise and his personality to what is already a stellar event.
Specializing in estate jewelry and gems will be certified gemologist and appraiser Paula Fox of Bensalem, Pa. Fox has worked with television, sport and business celebrities in addition to being vice president of the International Society of Appraisers, Eastern Pennsylvania Chapter and a ranking member of the National Association of Jewelry Appraisers.
Carolyn Remmey of Remmey Antiques and Fine Art in New Vernon, N.J., will once again lend her expertise in glass, pop culture, toys and New Jersey memorabilia. Remmey also volunteers for a variety of charitable organizations, has written for antiques publications, and has also appeared on Antiques Roadshow.
Ellen Schroy, who has edited 24 consecutive editions of the Warman’s Antiques and Collectibles Price Guide, will return as a general appraiser. Beyond her work as a noted author in the antiques industry, Schroy, of Quakertown, Pa., contributes to Antique Trader and has appeared as a guest on nationally broadcast television and radio shows.
Bringing years of experience in appraisal of maps, prints, books and autographs is Dale Sorenson, director of auctions and former owner of Waverly Auctions, along with Quinn’s Auctions, of Falls Church, Va. In addition to being a Ph.D. in American literature and studies, Sorenson brings to the show years of experience cataloging and providing formal appraisals.
President of the Eastern Pennsylvania Chapter of the International Society of Appraisers, Linda Roberts will provide appraisals on general items. Roberts and her husband, Howard, own White Orchid Antiques & Appraisals in Media, Pa.
After working with both world-renowned collectors and first-time art and antiques buyers at the prestigious M.S. Rau Antiques, Todd Peenstra opened his own appraisal and consulting service in Annapolis, Md. His years of experience as a buyer, seller and appraiser of the finest works of art and antiques on the market make Todd a top resource for professional and accurate appraisals.
Attendees can have one item appraised for free; subsequent appraisals are charged $10 each. Appraisals are considered professional opinions of value. Appraisers are prohibited from giving values on items purchased during the show. The appraisal booth is located near the Atlantique City Bookstore, where visitors can purchase books and magazine subscriptions. Appraisal hours will be noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday, March 29, and on Sunday, March 30.
For more information, call 800-526-2724, or go online to www.atlantiquecity.com.