Meet the Appraisers
Experts in Multi-Categories
Barbara J. Eash: Certified Appraisers Guild of America, newspaper columnist, expert court witness, estate planning, extensive references upon request. Specialties include Ivory, furniture, textiles, lamps and African items. (262) 524-2014,
Cheri L. Riehle: Appraisal Fair Coordinator- Certified Appraisers Guild of America, eBay Power Seller, buying and selling antiques for more than 30 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 and the Waukesha 1834 Club. (262) 385-5739
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,
Todd Wolfe: Registered WI Auctioneer #2988, Certified Person Property Appraiser, Owner: Tin Roof Estate Services (Estate Liquidation Service). (262) 993-5827,
Tim Vertz: Specializing in European Porcelain and architectural items. Riverview Antique Market, 2045 W. St. Paul Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53233. (414) 278-9999,
Fine Art: Paintings, Prints & Sculptures
Timothy (Tim) Cobb:American and European paintings. Appraisal services, provenance and signature research, collection management, framing and conservation services. (414) 271-4150,
Richard (Ric) Hartman: Specializing in original art by Wisconsin Artists: Especially paintings and prints 1900-1950. Owner, Gallery of Wisconsin Art. (414) 333-1942,,
Gregory K. Klug, Sr.: Registered WI Auctioneer #584 CAGA, Certified Personal Property Appraiser/Estate Liquidator 42 years, owner of a 59 year, family operated antique auction business. (920) 723-4309,
Annemarie Sawkins PhD.: Art Historian, Art Consultant & Independent Curator. Experienced in mounting exhibitions and overseeing art projects at museums locally and across the country. Assists collectors (both private and institutional) in building, refining or liquidating their collections. Works directly with artists reviewing their portfolios and promoting individual works. (612) 850-5155,
Douglas Stone: Fulkerstone Fine Arts Conservation LLC, since 1976. AIC Professional Associate, member IIC, consultant to American Geological Society Library, UWM, paper and print identification, 2920 Wentworth Ave., Milwaukee, WI. (414) 744-6333,
Eric Grossmeyer: Owner of Heritage Estate Settlement. More than 25 years of experience in estate liquidation and appraisal services specializing in Art, Antiques and Collectibles. (414) 305-5508,
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 and book collectors. Cell: (262) 287-3159; Work: (262) 833-0092,
Bottles, Advertising Signage & Stoneware Pottery
Henry Hecker: Program Director for Milwaukee Antique Bottle & Advertising Club and Mukwonago Historical Society Vice President and Board Member. Lecturer and National consultant for Milwaukee Historical Stoneware. Oakton Springs Antiques, Mukwonago, WI 53149. (262) 844-5751,
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 33 years of 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, 35+ years of experience. Numismatic Guarantee Corp. authorized dealer, 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 22 years of comic grading & appraising. (414) 481-5055,
Dolls & Teddy Bears
William Zito: Nationally known appraiser of dolls, teddy bears & related accessories. Author and 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 48 years, Oshkosh, WI. (920) 233-0349,
Kristin Lehmkuhl: Member of Midwest Decoy Collectors Association. President, Paine Communications, Inc. appraises all Folk Art and Wisconsin Decoys. Elmbrook Historical Society board member. (414) 617-9040,
Thomas Staats: Immense knowledge and 43 years collection of American and foreign flags, Civil War long-arms and military objects. (414) 466-8030,
German Beer Steins (1500-present) and German Stoneware
John A. Aschenbrenner: Member & author for Stein Collectors International, Prosit Magazine. Lifetime historian & collector since 1970. Fluent in German.. (920)988-2044;
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 AccessoriesExtensive experience in vintage shows & shops. Owner 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 Collectibles Shop, 9106 W. Greenfield, West Allis. (414) 727-1190;;
NOTE: For this event, NO guns or blades
Minerals and Fossils
Jack Hoxie: appraising crystals, minerals and fossils from all over the world. Owner Mystic Moraine Minerals, 500 W. Milwaukee St., Janesville, WI 53548. (608) 563-0223;
Money (paper, U.S. and foreign)
Tom Snyder & Walter Blada: State & Federal Issues, historical currency & photo postcards, member, appraiser, author & historian. S.P.M.C., ANA & M.N.S. Owner of Olympic Printing & Invitation Center, 801 Northview Road, Waukesha WI. (262) 542-5990;
Movie - Vintage 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 six years. Provided photos/expertise for numerous publications. Fond Du Lac, WI. (920) 922-7439;
Pop Culture
Mike Boerschinger: Owner / President of the, “Sell It Now Store” All pop culture collectibles, Mid Century furniture, vintage coin-operated machines, classic & muscle cars and electric amplifiers. (414) 727-0600;
Radio’s, Telephones and 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;
Sports Memorabilia and Autographs
Troy R. Kinunen: MEARS Auctions is the largest sports memorabilia auction house in the Midwest. Services include grading, assessment and current market value. Specializing in, but not limited to Wisconsin sports. Owner and auction agent who works with major industry leaders JSA and PSA. (414) 828-9990;,
Toys -WWII Toys
Warren A. Granke: Lifetime toy collector, includes wheel toys, farm and pedal tractors. Menomonee Falls Historical Society President, lecturer on history of cast-iron toys and show dealer. (414) 305-3714
Collectible Toys and Comic Books
Laurel & Bob Parbs: Triage Chairperson. Specializing in Comic Books and Toys (1930’s to present) Collecting for over 30 years. Collectors Asylum-Menomonee Falls, WI 53051. (262) 422-4049.
Tribal Arts of American Indians
James Schwickert: Over 54 years of lecturing about American Indian history, art and artifacts. Extensive experience in appraising and exhibiting. Narrated a CD for the WI Antique Dealers Assoc. (262) 673-3582

Roger Peterson: Long time, nationally recognized collector of Indian artifacts. Collection also includes historic pueblo pottery, baskets, and beadwork from a variety of different tribes. Studied archaeology at Beloit College, Wisconsin. Provides appraisals for museums as well as many private collectors. Exhibits at large Indian art shows around the country. Resides in Williams Bay, Wisconsin. (262) 949-7030,

Violins, Guitars, Harps

Roger Harrison: Rogeri Violin Shop: 119 N McCarthy Rd, Suite H, Appleton WI 54913. Sales, repairs and appraisal of violins, violas, cellos, and their bows. By appointment only. (920) 243-3678,,

Will Bremer: Fretted and bowed string instruments, full service shop - appraisals and repair/restoration (1972). Spruce Tree Music, 851 E. Johnson St. Madison, WI. (608) 255-2254,
Woodwind & Brass Musical Instruments
Ned Nagy: Member NAPBIRT, 43 yrs. experience repairing and restoring woodwind instruments, clinician and 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 and 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