Free antiques appraisals at Atlantique City

Buyers at the 2009 Atlantique City show will have access to four expert appraisers March 28-29, 2009 at the Atlantic City Convention Center. Every buyer is eligible for a free appraisal with additional appraisals (as time allows) available at $10 each. Appraisals are prohibited on items purchased at the show.

This year’s lineup of experts includes:

Paula Fox of Bensalem, Pa. specializes in estate jewelry and gems. She will be the gemologist and appraiser at the show. Fox is vice president of the International Society of Appraisers, Eastern Pennsylvania Chapter and a ranking member of the National Association of Jewelry Appraisers.

Mark F. Moran senior editor, antiques and collectibles books for Krause Publication in Iola, Wis., is a generalist. He has been a contributing editor to Antique Trader magazine, editor of Antique Review East magazine, producer of Atlantique City and editorial director of F+W Media’s Antiques Group. He is the author of more than 20 books on antiques and collectibles.

Linda Roberts, president of the Eastern Pennsylvania Chapter of the International Society of Appraisers will offer appraisals on general items. Roberts and her husband Howard own White Orchid Antiques & Appraisals in Media, Pa.

Ellen Schroy, editor of 24 consecutive editions of the Warman’s Antiques and Collectibles Price Guide, will returns as a general appraiser. Beyond her work as a noted author in the antiques industry, Schroy contributes to Antique Trader and has appeared as a guest on nationally broadcast television and radio shows.

Todd Peenstra, an appraiser and consultant based in Annapolis, Md. is an expert on fine art and antiques. He has worked with both world renowned collectors and first-time art and antiques buyers at the prestigious M.S. Rau Antiques. Peenstra has years of experience as a buyer, seller and appraiser of the finest works of art and antiques on the market.

“Atlantique City is one of the few shows that offer free appraisals with such a broad range of talent,” says Show Promoter Eric Bradley. “The majority of the people who take advantage of our appraisal services are interested in learning more about an item picked up at a sale or whether a treasured family heirloom has any value.” Bradley notes that appraisals at Altantique City are professional opinions of value.

Atlantique City show hours are 10-6 on Saturday, March 27 and 10-4 on Sunday, March 28. Advance ticket holders gain access to the show at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday. To buy tickets and learn more about Atlantique City, visit the Web site at For Atlantique City exhibitor information call 800-526-2724.