Appraisals at Atlantique City

Buyers at the 2009 Atlantique City show will have access to five expert appraisers at Atlantique City. Every buyer is eligible for a free appraisal with additional appraisals (as time allows) available at $10 each.

PAULA FOX of Bensalem, Pa. specializes in estate jewelry and gems. She will be the gemologist and appraiser at the show. Fox is vice president of the International Society of Appraisers, Eastern Pennsylvania Chapter and a ranking member of the National Association of Jewelry Appraisers.

MARK F. MORAN senior editor, antiques and collectibles books for Krause Publication in Iola, Wis. is a generalist. He has been a contributing editor to Antique Trader magazine, editor of Antique Review East magazine, producer of Atlantique City and editorial director of F+W Media’s Antiques Group. He is the author of more than 20 books on antiques and collectibles.

TODD PEENSTRA, an appraiser and consultant from Annapolis, Md. is an expert on art and fine antiques. He has worked with both world-renowned collectors and first-time art and antiques buyers at M.S. Rau Antiques. He has many years of experience as a buyer, seller and appraiser of the finest works of art and antiques on the market.

LINDA ROBERTS, president of the Eastern Pennsylvania Chapter of the International Society of Appraisers will offer appraisals on general items. Roberts and her husband Howard own White Orchid Antiques & Appraisals in Media, Pa.

ELLEN SHROY, editor of 24 consecutive editions of the Warman’s Antiques and Collectibles Price Guide, returns as a general appraiser. Beyond her work as a noted author in the antiques industry, Schroy contributes to Antique Trader and has appeared as a guest on nationally broadcast television and radio shows.

“Atlantique City is one of the few shows in the United States that offer free appraisals,” says Show Promoter Eric Bradley.  “We are pleased to bring such a deep and extremely experienced slate of appraisers to this show.”

Bradley notes that appraisals at Atlantique City are for entertainment purposes only. “The majority of the people who take advantage of our appraisal services are interested in learning more about an item picked up at a sale or whether a treasured family heirloom has any value. Over the course of the show appraisers will evaluate jewelry, antique weapons, art, ceramics, dolls and all kinds of smalls.”

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