Do you have a hidden treasure?
Is insurance necessary?
What is a fair price if I sell it?
Have you always wanted to know what it is worth?

Come to the 12th Annual Milwaukee PBS Appraisal Fair
Saturday, October 14, 2017
To find out the answers to these questions and more.

Over 50 appraisers and category experts will be on hand to provide verbal appraisals.


Appraisals are $10 each and must be purchased in advance.

Categories include: Fine Art, Decorative Arts, Mid-Century Modern Decor, Books & Manuscripts, Ivory & Silver, Glassware & Porcelain, Timepieces, Lamps & Audio Gear, Tribal Art & Paper Money, Movie & Sports, Stamps & Dolls & Toys, Comic Books and Steins, Fishing Tackle & Military, Gem Material, Costume & Fine Jewelry, U.S. & Foreign Coins, Political Memorabilia & Bottles and much, much more.

The Appraisal Fair is located at MATC Oak Creek Campus
6665 South Howell Avenue
Oak Creek, WI 53154


All revenue supports Milwaukee PBS.

Meet the Appraisers and Category Experts

Experts in Multiple Categories

Barbara J. EashAppraisal Fair Coordinator: Certified Appraisers Guild of America, USPAP Compliant, Freeman Newspaper Media Columnist, three office locations.; (262) 524-2014

Kim Dabertin: Certified Appraisers Guild of America, Reppert Auctioneering School. Owner of, “Whale of a Sale” estate auction company in SE WI for over 30 years.; (414) 731.5785

Cheri L. Riehle: Certified Appraisers Guild of America, EBay Power Seller, buying & selling antiques 28+ years – based in Mukwonago, WI.; (262) 893-8222

Linda Schessler: Buttons & Bowls Antiques, Red Wing stoneware, pottery and dinnerware. Certified Appraisers Guild of America, Red Wing Collectors Society & the Waukesha 1834 Club. (262) 542-961

Scott Watson: Certified Appraiser, Northwestern University, owner Portobello Road Antiques & Appraisals, Member Wisconsin Antique Dealers Association, American Arts & Crafts and Mid-century Modern Furniture. (414) 630-5624;

Mike Boerschinger: Owner / President of the, “Sell It Now Store” All pop culture collectables, Mid Century furniture, vintage coin-operated machines, classic & muscle cars and electric amplifiers.; (414) 727-0600

Specific Categories

Fine Art: Paintings, Prints & Sculptures

Eric Grossmeyer: Owner of Heritage Estate Settlement.  Twenty four years of experience in estate liquidation & appraisal services specializing in Art, Antiques and Collectibles.; (414) 305-5508

Gregory K. Klug, Sr.: Registered WI Auctioneer #584 CAGA, Certified Personal Property Appraiser/Estate Liquidator with 36 yrs. experience.  Antique auction business 40 years. (920) 723-4309

Monica Mull:  Art conservation services for 17 years. Art CPR LLC, Conservation, Preservation & Restoration. Hours by appointment in Milwaukee.; (414) 502-8407;

Annemarie Sawkins PhD.: Art Historian, Consultant & Independent Curator, Exhibitions & Projects Include: Villa Terrace Decorative Arts Museum; Ackland Art Museum; Memorial Art Gallery, University of Rochester; Scottsdale Museum of Art; Marquette Art Museum; Haggerty Museum of Art; Numerous Publications & Art Juror. (612) 850-5155;

Douglas Stone: Fulkerstone Fine Arts Conservation LLC, since 1976. Professional Associate, member IIC, consultant to American Geological Society Library, UWM, paper & print ID, 2920 Wentworth Ave., Milwaukee, WI. (414) 744-6333;

Books & Manuscripts

Professor Andrew M. McLean: Ph.D. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Teacher, author, bookseller for 33+ years. Consultant to rare book librarians, archivists, historical societies, & book collectors. Cell: (262) 287-3159 Work: (262)833-0092;

Bottles, Advertising Signage & Stoneware Pottery

Henry Hecker: Lecturer & National consultant for Milwaukee Historical Stoneware, member of MABC since 1972 & lifetime collector of stoneware, bottles & advertising objects. Oakton Springs Antiques, Mukwonago, WI 53149; (262) 844-5751;

Bottles, Advertising Signage & Stoneware Pottery (cont.)

Sid Hatch: President, Milwaukee Antique Bottle and Advertising Club, speaker and appraiser of brewery advertising since 1975. (414) 218-4670;

Clocks & Timepieces

Karyn Critelli: Certified Horologist trained both in the U.S. and abroad with 32 years experience. Buys, sells and restores fine antique clocks.  Owner of The Village Clock Shop, Genesee Depot, WI.; (414) 458-0550


Tom-The-Coin-Guy: Rare U.S & foreign coins, 33 years of experience. Authorized dealer Numismatic Guarantee Corp. Consumer Advocate within the numismatic community. (952) 688-8821;

David Hunsicker: American Numismatic Asso. 50+ year experience in United States coins & paper money. (262) 338-6064;

Comic Books

Steven J. Dobrzynski: Owner of Collector’s Edge Comics with three Milwaukee locations since 1984. Certified Guaranty Co authorized submitter. Over 21 years of comic grading & appraising.; (414) 481-5055

Dolls & Teddy Bears

William Zito: Nationally known appraiser of dolls, teddy bears & related accessories. Author & lecturer, member of the United Federation of Doll Clubs since 1973. Doll show judge. (262) 888-0669;

Duck Decoys, Calls, Fishing Tackle & Folk Art

Roger A. Ludwig: President of Wisconsin Decoy Collectors Association, Board of Directors for Midwest Decoy Collectors Association. Appraising forty two years, Oshkosh, WI. (920)233-0349;

Kristin Lehmkuhl: President, Paine Communications, Inc. appraises all Folk Art & Wisconsin Decoys. Elmbrook Historical Society board member. (414) 617-9040;


Thomas Staats: Immense knowledge & 43 years collection of American & foreign flags, Civil War long-arms and military objects. (414) 466-8030;

German Beer Steins (1500-present) & German Stoneware

John A. Aschenbrenner: Member & author for Stein Collectors International, Prosit Magazine. Lifetime historian & collector since 1970. Fluent in German language. (920) 988-2044;


Max & Anne Blackmore: Avid collectors of all glassware for over 60 years combined, buying, selling, & researching glassware from the Victorian era through modern times. Participation & membership in numerous collector societies & organizations. (262) 853-6278;


John Barnes: Fine Jewelry – Barnes Jewelers in business since 1986, Certified Gemologist Appraiser, Jewelry industry for 43 years including store owner, appraiser, lecturer, bench goldsmith and diamond setter. Barnes Jewelers, 1370 Pabst Farms Circle, Oconomowoc, WI. (262) 200-2535;

Cindy L. Budde: Costume Jewelry & Vintage Accessories – Extensive experience in vintage shows & shops. Owner/manager of Fox Lake Country Antiques, 201 N. Fowler Street, Oconomowoc, WI. (262) 560-0890

Bonnie Mcfarlane: Vintage Jewelry & Accessories – Oldest Sister Antiques”. Twenty seven years of show & shop experience, including clothing & all accessories. (414) 899-4594

Military Memorabilia

Jerry Dutscheck & Mark Mudek & Mark Smith: Military memorabilia and war relics. Homefront Flags & military-related genealogical research. Collectors & appraisers with 30+ years of experience. Military Collectables Shop, 9106 W. Greenfield, West Allis.; (414) 727-1190;


Due to MATC legal requirements, individuals bringing weapons to be appraised will be required to sign a waiver upon arrival

All firearms & edged weapons will be appraised in the plaza tent outside

(guns, pistols, rifles, swords, knives, daggers, bayonets etc.)

Money (paper, U.S. & foreign)

Tom Snyder & Walter Blada: State & Federal Issues, historical currency & photo post cards, appraiser, author & historian. S.P.M.C. & M.N.S. Owner of Olympic Printing & Invitation Center, 801 Northview Road, Waukesha WI. (262) 542-5990;

Movie Memorabilia

Dale E. Kuntz: Historian, president of Milwaukee FOOFS, (Followers of Old Films), co-author & published in numerous magazines/newspapers, taught film history, leading expert on, “Classic Hollywood.” Hosted weekly TV segments. (414) 466-1877

Political Campaign Memorabilia

Thomas M. Kitchen: Member, the American Political Items Collectors since 1971. Served on the APIC board as regional Vice President for 6 years. Provided photos/expertise for numerous publications. Fond Du Lac, WI, (920) 922-7439

Radio’s, Telephone’s & Telegraph Equipment

Terry Hanney: Wisconsin Antique Radio Club, membership – MI, IL & Mid-Atlantic Radio Club. Experience in collecting, appraising & repairing console/table models, 20th C. battery radios, crystal sets, headphones, tubes & more. (414) 429-4405;

Glenn Trischan: WI Antique Radio Club Inc., (WARCI) membership; MI, IL & Mid-Atlantic Radio Club. 40 yrs. experience. Author & published in “Antique Wireless Association Review”. (414) 357-7024;


Bill Birch: Lake Country Stamps, Hartland, WI. American & Waukesha County Philatelic Society, American Topical Association. Dealer Recognition Award in 2015. (262) 853-0286;

Robert M. Ulatt: Appraises both U.S. & worldwide stamps, 37 years of experience. (414) 828.6568


Tom Pearson: Owner of Pearmont Antiques, DePere, WI. Forty-year expert in cast-iron and steel pre WWII toys. (920) 210-4101;

Tribal & Ethnographic Arts

James Schwiekert: Over 54 years of lecturing about American Indian history, art, & artifacts. Extensive experience in appraising & exhibiting. Narrated a CD for the WI Antique Dealers Assoc. (262) 673-3582

Violins, Guitars, Harps

Roger Harrison: Rogeri Violin Shop: 103 W. College Ave., Ste 709, Appleton WI 54911. Sales, repairs and appraisal of violins, violas, cellos, and their bows. By appointment only. (920) 243-3678;

Will Bremer:  Fretted & bowed string instruments, full service shop – appraisals & repair/restoration (1972). Spruce Tree Music, 851 E. Johnson St. Madison, WI.; (608) 255-2254

Woodwind & Brass Musical Instruments

Ned Nagy: Member NAPBIRT, 40 yrs. experience repairing & restoring woodwind instruments, Clinician & Author of technical trade articles. White House of Music, Waukesha WI. (262) 798-9700

Craig R. Anderson: General Manager at Allied Supply Co., Elkhorn, WI – the largest band instrument parts supplier in the world. NAPBIRT master clinician and lecturer at repair clinics around the country. Experience includes: music major & owner of band instrument repair business.; 800.281.8100

Waukesha Memorabilia

John M. Schoenknecht: The leading expert and author of 6 books on Waukesha History. Columnist for Waukesha Freeman Newspapers, editor of Landmark Magazine, published by Waukesha County Historical Society. (414) 443-0379