Free Appraisals Return to Atlantique City
Experts offer appraisals of political memorabilia, jewelry, antiques and autographs
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. – As the nation debates McCain or Obama, Biden or Palin, experts at Atlantique City will be thinking Roosevelt, Lincoln, Washington and Kennedy. Atlantique City will again provide free appraisals at the next antiques and collectibles show Oct. 18-19 in the Atlantic City Convention Center.
Appraisals will be offered by specialists in fine jewelry, textiles, glass, autographs, books, maps and more. Specialists from WorthPoint will be on hand to appraise political memorabilia at the special exhibit titled The American Presidential Experience.
Last season experts discovered several treasures, including a dress worn by Judy Garland, straight from the MGM lot and an early American flag worth $500,000. More treasures are waiting to be discovered by our line up of experts:
• Marking his 38th year with Antique Trader magazine as editor, author and antique expert, Kyle Husfloen of Palm Springs, Calif., will return 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. Husfloen’s cornerstone price guide, Antique Trader Antiques & Collectibles Price Guide, turns 25 years old this fall.
• 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.
• 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.
“Appraisal events are great method to determine if you are ready to sell that lifelong collection or just a piece or two from an