Manawa to host appraisal fair
Appraisal professional Mark Moran will be on hand to appraise items, and old car hobbyist John Gunnell will be available for basic old car appraisals. The cost for a single appraisal is $15.
If you have an old family heirloom or a work of art hanging on your wall that you've always been curious about, this is your chance to get a very inexpensive, unbiased and professional appraisal. If you have an old car that can be driven or transported to the Center's parking lot, Gunnell will do a basic appraisal for you.
Time slots are currently available for both Moran and Gunnell, and those slots will be filled as people register. Early registration for appraisals can be done ahead of time at Sturm Memorial Library in Manawa, Manawa City Hall or the Eastling Insurance Company in downtown Manawa. If there are any time slots left the Chamber will take walk-ins the day of the event.
The Manawa Masonic Center will be offering food and refreshments for sale throughout the event. The general public is also invited to attend the event as spectators as appraisal fairs like these take on an "antiques roadshow" kind of atmosphere and are fun to watch as well as take part in.
Moran is a former senior editor of Antiques and Collectibles books for Krause Publications in Iola. He has been a contributing editor for Antique Trader magazine and has been a guest expert on the PBS series Antiques Roadshow. He is the author or co-author of more than 25 books on antiques and collectibles including the 800-page annual Warman Antiques & Collectibles now in its 45th edition.
Moran bought and sold antiques for more than 30 years, specializing in vintage folk art, Americana and fine art. He has been an active appraiser of antiques and fine art for more than 20 years. He will be available to appraise fine art, furniture, ceramics, glassware, vintage photographs, advertising, folk art, assorted toys, metalware, clocks and jewelry. He will not appraise any weapons, fine jewelry, including precious gems, pocket and wristwatches or musical instruments.
Gunnell is described by Old Cars Weekly News & Marketplace as one of the most visible characters in the old car hobby world. He has written dozens of books about old cars for Krause Publications and is the former editor of Old Cars Weekly. His collecting pursuits range from old Pontiacs, to MGs, to retired police cruisers, to Indian motorcycles. He remains a frequent contributor to Old Cars Weekly and owns and operates Gunner's Great Garage, a classic car restoration and gift shop in Manawa.
For more information on the TOP appraisal fair please call the Manawa Area Chamber of Commerce at 920-596-2495.
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