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Antique appraisals event set at the Brainerd library

Author and antiques expert Mark F. Moran, who has worked on PBS TV's "Antiques Roadshow" and has bought and sold antiques for more than 30 years, will appear 2:30-5:30 p.m. Oct. 27 at the Brainerd Public Library.

Author and antiques expert Mark F. Moran, who has worked on PBS TV's "Antiques Roadshow" and has bought and sold antiques for more than 30 years, will appear 2:30-5:30 p.m. Oct. 27 at the Brainerd Public Library.

Pre-registration is required for those who would like to have an item appraised. Call the library at 218-829-2906 for details and appointment time.

Moran of Iola, Wis., 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 and Collectibles.

The public is welcome to watch as Moran works to find the history of the item and its value. Categories of objects for appraisal include 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; advertising, including posters, lithographed tin, paper and figural objects; folk art, including carvings, quilts, weather vanes, windmill weights and other outside art; assorted toys, including dolls-bisque, composition and plastic-- windups and mechanical banks; metalware, including iron, bronze, brass, pot metal, silver and silver plate; clocks, including mantel, hanging and figural; costume jewelry, including brooches, bracelets and earrings; musical instruments, including string, wind and reed instruments; books and sports memorabilia.

This presentation is sponsored by the Friends of the Brainerd Public Library through its volunteer and fundraising efforts and is free. For more information, visit the library's Facebook page at www.facebook.com/brainerdpubliclibrary or call 218-829-5574.

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