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Fine art expert to offer appraisals at Elgin library

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  • Mark Moran

    Mark Moran

Submitted by Elgin History Museum

The Elgin History Museum has invited fine art expert Mark Moran to appraise antiques and collectibles, from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 27, in the community rooms at the Gail Borden Public Library, 270 N. Grove Ave. in Elgin.

Register now to have an item appraised. Registration is only through the Elgin History Museum. You can register online at or call the museum at (847) 742-4248 during open hours.

Only one item per person. The cost is $18 for nonmembers or $12 for museum members. General audience (without items to be appraised) are welcome at no charge but must register by contacting the Elgin History Museum.

Moran is the former senior editor of Antiques and Collectibles books for Krause Publications. He has bought and sold antiques for more than 30 years, specializing in vintage fold art, American and fine art. He is the author of more than 25 books on antiques and collectibles.

Categories of objects for appraisal may include: Fine art; furniture; ceramics; glassware; vintage photographs; advertising; folk art; toys, including dolls (bisque, composition and plastic), windups and mechanical banks; metalware, including iron, bronze, brass, pot metal, silver, silver plate; clocks and costume jewelry.

Excluded items include: all weapons; coins and paper money; Beanie Babies; fine jewelry, including precious gems, pocket and wristwatches; most musical instruments, including violins (some acoustic and early electric guitars are accepted).

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