Hosted by the Old Trails Museum, the 2017 Winslow Antiques Appraisal Fair took place on Saturday, May 6, from 10 am to 4 pm at Snowdrift Art Space, 120 West Second Street.
Sean Morton of Morton Appraisals in Scottsdale brought his expertise back to Winslow so that residents had the opportunity to have their historic items identified and appraised. Mr. Morton offered verbal appraisals (not in writing) of objects including, but not limited to, fine art paintings, prints, sculpture, porcelain, crystal, silver, clocks, antique jewelry, Asian art, and Native American arts and crafts. (No guns, coins, or stamps were appraised.)
Attendees scheduled their one-on-one appointment with Mr. Morton, and attendance was limited to forty people. Each person was limited to two items for appraisal. The charge for the first item was $15 and for the second item was $5 (an excellent value versus the cost of a private appraisal).
Mr. Morton is a certified, licensed, and insured appraiser, as well as a member of the Antique Appraisal Association of America. He provides fair market and insurance appraisals for estates and individuals. He also works as an independent national auction representative, helping clients consign to nationally-recognized auction houses. Morton regularly appears on Channel Eight’s Arizona Collectables, which airs on Thursday nights at 7:30 pm.
The Winslow Antiques Appraisal Fair was presented as a service to the community; the event was not a fundraiser and the charge was only to cover our costs. For the latest updates on all of the Old Trails Museum’s exhibits and programs, subscribe to our “News” feed or “like” the museum on Facebook.