Meet the Appraisers
Fine Art: Paintings, Prints and Sculptures
Timothy (Tim) Cobb:American and European paintings. Appraisal services, provenance and signature research, collection management, framing and conservation services. (414) 271-4150;
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;
Richard (Ric) Hartman: Specializing in Early Wisconsin Art: Especially paintings and prints 1900-1950. Owner, Gallery of Wisconsin Art, 303 Water Street, West Bend, WI 53095. (414) 333-1942;
Gregory K. Klug, Sr.: Registered WI Auctioneer #584 CAGA, Certified Personal Property Appraiser/Estate Liquidator, antique auction business 41 years. (920) 723-4309;
Annemarie Sawkins PhD.: Art Historian, Art 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;
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Books and 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 and Stoneware Pottery
Henry Hecker: Program Director for Milwaukee Antique Bottle & Advertising Club and Mukwonago Historical Society Board Member. Lecturer & 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 and Timepieces
Karyn Critelli: Certified Horologist trained both in the U.S. and abroad with 33 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, 34 years of experience. Authorized 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 22 years of comic grading & appraising. (414) 481-5055;
Dolls and 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 and Folk Art
Roger A. Ludwig: President of Wisconsin Decoy Collectors Association, Board of Directors for Midwest Decoy Collectors Association. Appraising 46 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;
European Porcelain
Tim Vertz: Specializing in European Porcelain and architectural items. Riverview Antique Market, 2045 W. St. Paul Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53233. (414) 278-9999;
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) 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;;
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;,
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, 38 years of experience. (414) 828.6568
Toys -WWII Era
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
Tribal Arts of American Indians
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 and Brass Musical Instruments
Ned Nagy: Member NAPBIRT, 42 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