Objects accepted for evaluation include:
Fine art, including paintings, drawings, prints and statuary.
Furniture (larger pieces may be viewed using images sent by email).
Ceramics, including figural pottery, vases, dishes, kitchenware and stoneware.
Glassware, including lighting, marbles and souvenir items.
Vintage photographs, including snapshots, tintypes, ambrotypes and daguerreotypes.
Advertising, including posters, lithographed tin, paper and figural objects.
Folk art, including carvings, quilts, weathervanes, windmill weights and "outsider" art.
Assorted toys, including dolls (bisque, composition and plastic), windups and mechanical banks.
Metalware, including iron, bronze, brass, pot metal, silver, silver plate.
Clocks, including mantel, hanging and figural.
Costume jewelry, including brooches, bracelets, earrings.
Excluded items: all weapons, including swords and knives (though folding knives with advertising are accepted); traps (like leg-hold); coins and paper money; Nazi memorabilia; fine jewelry, including precious gems; Beanie Babies.
Opinions of value are informal, and may not be used for insurance or charitable donation, which require a certified appraisal.
is the author of more than 25 books, and has been active as an antique and fine art appraiser for more than twenty years. He has also served as a guest expert on the PBS series, Antiques Roadshow.