Cable Public Library


Friday May 11 2012 - Saturday May 12 2012 10:00AM - 02:00PM



 When Antiques Appraiser Mark Moran visited the Forest Lodge Library in October of 2011, the number one question was, “When is he coming back?” We now have an answer for you!

 The Forest Lodge Library, in conjunction with the Katie Flowers Endowment, its fundraising arm, is planning an appraisal event and more on May 11th and 12th at the Cable Community Centre.

Appraiser Mark Moran is a former senior editor for antiques and collectible books with Krause Publications of Iola, WI and is the author or co-author of more than 25 books on antiques and collectibles. Moran has been active as an antique and fine art appraiser for more than 20 years and has served as a guest expert on Antiques Roadshow.


The festivities will kick-off on Friday evening, May 11th, with a wine-tasting and auction event sponsored by the Katie Flowers Endowment and scheduled from 5 – 7 p.m. at the Cable Community Centre.This will be a ticketed event. Roger Rockenbach and company will provide the wine and hors d’oeuvres from The Brick House Cafe will be served. A short program will fill you in on what's up at the library and appraiser Moran will entertain those assembled with tales of the amazing items he has had the opportunity to consider as he’s traveled with his one-man roadshow.  A silent auction will feature collectible books and the evening will wrap with the live-auction of a fine bottle of wine, and fine art pieces donated to the event by area artists Sara Balbin and Sara Qualey.    

The Antique Appraisal Event proper will take place on Saturday, May 12th.  The library is currently taking reservations for a slot on the appraiser’s schedule and an appointment is essential if you wish to bring an item to the event as slots are limited. 

Categories of items open to consideration at this event include: fine art, furniture,
ceramics, glassware, vintage photographs, advertising, folk art, assorted toys, metalware, 
clocks or costume jewelry. Excluded items include: all weapons, fine jewelry, musical instruments, and coins or paper money. For more specific information on these categories, call the library.