Leila Dunbar to appraise sports items May 30 at Concord Museum

Sports memorabilia expert and Antiques Roadshow appraiser Leila Dunbar will conduct appraisals at the Concord Museum in Concord, Mass., on May 30, 2015 from 10:30 a.m. till 12 noon. Image courtesy Leila Dunbar

CONCORD, Mass. – On May 30, bring your special sports-related items to the Concord Museum in Concord, Massachusetts for a verbal appraisal with Leila Dunbar. A longtime Antiques Roadshow appraiser and former Sotheby’s Director of Collectibles, Dunbar has auctioned and appraised hundreds of millions of dollars worth of sports memorabilia for leading museums, corporations, professional athletes and private collectors.

Clients include the New York Yankees Museum, United States Golf Association, Pro Football Hall of Fame, the New England Sports Museum, Kareem-Abdul Jabbar, Bobby Orr and Floyd Mayweather.

Originally from Milford, Mass., Dunbar is a lifelong Boston sports fan. Dunbar also serves on the National Appraisal Association Board of Trustees and is a certified sports memorabilia appraiser and grader for the Appraisal Association of America.

There is a limit of two appraisal items per person. Appraisal time: 10:30 a.m. to 12 noon. Fee: $15 per item for museum members; $20 per item for non-members.

Space is limited. For reservations, call 978-369-9763, ext. 216; or log on to http://www.concordmuseum.org/sports-appraisal-day.php.

Dunbar’s appearance is in conjunction with the Concord Museum’s exciting new exhibition, The Art of Baseball, exploring the many ways that artists have passionately responded to America’s national pastime. Drawn from The Gladstone Collection of Baseball Art, a private New York collection that has been gathered over the past 40 years, The Art of Baseball features works by acclaimed American artists—including William Merritt Chase, Robert Rauschenberg, and William Zorach—as well as folk artists who were inspired by the sport.

Please arrive with an item you can carry by 10:00 a.m. Items and appraisals will be conducted before the entire audience. If you bring a collection of cards, time may not allow a valuation for the entire group. Good-quality photos should be substituted for large or particularly fragile items.

The town of Concord is approximately 20 miles west of Boston. The Concord Museum is easily accessible from Route 495 or Route 128/I-95, via Route 2, and is located 1/4 mile east of Concord Center, at the intersection of Lexington Road and Cambridge Turnpike. Entrance is on Cambridge Turnpike. Museum parking is free.

For more information about Leila Dunbar, log on to www.leiladunbar.com. Visit the Concord Museum online at www.concordmuseum.org.