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Free Appraisals of Antiques and Collectibles Offered at Premier Collectible Conference & Exhibition

Curious about what your family heirlooms, collectibles, yard sale bargains or attic finds are worth? Here’s your chance to find out for free. Bring them to the Premier Collectible Conference and Exhibition (PCCE) being held at Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, IL. The free appraisals will be available during all four days of the convention, April 17-20, 2008.

The PCCE is the world’s first event dedicated to bring serious collectors and the industry’s most respected sources together in a professional environment. Appraisers from the country’s leading auction houses and independent dealers from across the nation will be on hand to provide valuable appraisal information about Sports and Americana memorabilia, sports cards, toys, decorative art, games, glass, collectibles, and porcelain.

Appraisers will include:

Noel Barret is an active collector and expert of optical and pre-cinema toys, lithographed paper and comic character toys, as well as salesman’s samples and advertising icons. Noel Barret appears as an appraiser in Games and Toys on the PBS television program “Antiques Roadshow.”Â

Nicholas Dawes, vice president of Live Auctions and Acquisitions for Mastro Auctions, has over 35 years experience as an international antiques dealer, auction director, writer, lecturer, and charity auctioneer. A seasoned generalist, Mr. Dawes has several areas of specialty and is considered this country’s leading authority on works by Ren Lalique. Nicholas Dawes appears as an appraiser in Decorative Arts, Glass and Pottery & Porcelain on the PBS television program “Antiques Roadshow.”Â

Gary Sohmers operates Wex Rex Collectibles and Saxonville Auction Services and attends and sells at numerous antiques and collectibles events each year. Gary Sohmers appears as an appraiser in Collectibles, Memorabilia and Toys on the PBS television program “Antiques Roadshow.”Â

In addition, a rotation of industry experts in the fields of sports memorabilia, sports autographs, and sports cards will provide specialized appraisals, information and insight.

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