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David Silver

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I'm an expert on all types of antique and classic CAMERAS, vintage PHOTOGRAPHS, and the HISTORY OF PHOTOGRAPHY. Everything from ancient box cameras to modern single-lens-reflex; from simple Kodaks to sophisticated Leica and Nikon; from glass plates and roll film to movie and 35mm; from daguerreotypes and tintypes to the black & white images by the 20th century masters. I can identify and appraise, explain techniques and processes, offer insights on restoration and preservation, and provide guidelines for buying and selling.

Tom Novitski

U.S.
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I am able to answer questions on old coin operated machines. These include vending machines such as gumball or peanut or other machines such as trade stimulators that did not dispense a product but were positioned on a store's counter to bring in customers or stimulate trade. I specialize in machines by Pulver, Zeno, and Mansfield and also any old cast iron or wood machines.

robert klein

U.S.
Available
In regards to American antique, vintage and collectible furniture I can help with wood identification, styles, age, periods, historical coatings, materials, techniques, repair, restoration, refinishing, and value. I do not study mid century and later furniture nor do I deal in lamps, and other smalls. robertsantiques@cox.net You may ask for values and I will give you current market values, I will not give you 'feel good' values. Understand that there are many factors that contribute to market value. If you want a feel good, unrealistic number, please call a local inexperienced appraiser. It is my desire to help you and in doing so I increase my knowledge as well. For that I thank you.

G Zimmerman

U.S.
Available
I can answer questions only about the works of Rene Lalique.

Marc A. Hess

U.S.
Available
I can answere questions on coin operated vending machines and arcade machines such as antique gumball and peanut venders, slot machines, juke boxes and pinball and arcade machines

Robert Barnes

U.S.
Available
Please e-mail me @ n2coinop@aol.com I am an expert on vintage coin operated machines and would love to help anyone that needs info. I can answer questions on vending machine, arcade machine, fortune teller, slot machine, digger/crane machine, gumball machine, syrup dispencer, peanut machine, gum machine, strength testor, pinball machine, gambling machine, bowling machine, etc. If it takes a coin, I can give you info on it. A few of the many manufacturers of these machines are Columbus Vending Machine Co., R.D. Simpson, Advance Machine Co., Bluebird Products Co., Chester Pollard, Chicago Coin, Mutoscope, Evans, Seeburg, etc.

Barbara K. Acchino

U.S.
Available
*** NO SEWING MACHINE QUESTIONS *** *** NO NON-SEWING ITEMS. *** I CAN ONLY ANSWER QUESTIONS ON THIMBLES AND ANTIQUE SEWING TOOLS.

Tom Williams

U.S.
Available
I can answer questions about age, repair procedures on antique radios.

DARWIN D. BEARLEY

U.S.
Available
I am considered by many to be an expert on AMERICAN ANTIQUE QUILTS. My real expertise lies with ANTIQUE OHIO AMISH QUILTS. In 2006 the book, "ANTIQUE OHIO AMISH QUILTS, THE DARWIN D. BEARLEY COLLECTION" was published by Bernina Sewing Machine Co. of Zurich Switzerland. I can help with all aspects of identification, dating, repair and cleaning. I also buy, and broker antique quilts.

Irene Schwall

U.S.
Available
I have been a collector of antique sewing tools and thimbles for over 30 years. I am also a dealer in this field and sell on eBay under the name -- serengeti2. I am NOT, and I repeat NOT an expert on antique or vintage domestic household sewing machines used for everyday home sewing. I can offer help when it comes to Toy or miniature collectible sewing machines ONLY.

Anderson's Restorations-Rob Anderson

U.S.
Available
We can answer questions about wicker repair and restoration, chair seating[caning-rush-splint-danish cord] , brass and copper polishing, veneering and veneer repair. WE WILL NOT GIVE APPRAISALS or answer "WHATS IT WORTH" questions. If you want a value, contact us for our current costs for this service.

Rodger Knutson

U.S.
Available
I am an expert on old coin operated machines, slot machines, trade stimulator's, jukeboxes, old arcade machines, etc. I have been identifying these for people who respond to my web site listed below, for a few years now. In almost all cases I am able to tell them about their old coin operated machines, the year, the value, and other general information about their machines. I do not know much about soda vending machines, coin banks, or scales, but I will try to help you with these if I can. Please email photo's to: info@coinslots.com My web site is at: http://www.coinslots.com

Chad Boekelheide

U.S.
Available
I'm an expert on coin operated machines. I can answer questions on slot machines, gumball & peanut machines, jukeboxes, arcade machines, pinball machines, gambling machines and any other device that operates with a coin. I have a couple hundred machines in my collection and have seen hundreds of others while traveling across the country and going to antique shows. I can give an appraisal on your item, but please send a picture if possible so I can give you accurate information. You can send pictures to me at buck@nvc.net

Ken Durham

U.S.
Available
---My expertise is with coin operated machines made prior to 1960 ---I focus on trade stimulators, arcade games, slot machines and jukeboxes. ---I'll defer to other experts on gumball machines, pinball machines and video games, although I can answer some questions ---I can not answer repair questions

Jack Freund

U.S.
Available
I have 35 years experience in the coin op field, specializing in old gumball and peanut machines. Also trade stimulators, especially turn of the century cigar store machines, both cast iron and wooden machines.

James Garrett

U.S.
Available
I can answer any questions about American art pottery produced between 1900 and 1930.

Russell Barnes

U.S.
Available
I specialize in 19th century wooden Cigar Store Indians. My website cigarstorefigure.com contains pictures and information on 19th century antique cigar store Indians. I am also gathering information for a book some day. Would enjoy seeing pictures of other potential early Cigar Figures. Chances are if you have an authentic figure, I have some information on it

Dennis Wolbach

U.S.
Available
I endeavor to answer all questions relating to the "identification" of American Art Pottery from the period of roughly 1880 through 1920. I specialize in the area of arts & crafts period pottery but do not limit myself specifically to that time period.

Dave Brown

U.S.
Available
I can answer questions about vintage coin operated gum, gumball, candy and peanut vending machines. I do not have information about other areas of coin-op such as pinball, arcade, or slot machines. My specialty is exclusively in vending machines, which means I have a more detailed focus and a more extensive knowledge than others in this area.

Fred Taylor

U.S.
On Vacation
returns 04/01/2017
I will attempt to answer questions about American antique furniture, including construction details, style, period, manufacturers, care, repair and storage. I do not have any background in appliances, musical instruments, sewing machines, trunks, lighting, clocks or children's and baby furniture and will not respond to questions about those items.

Marvin D. Miller

U.S.
On Vacation
returns 03/30/2017
I can answer questions related to antique trunks, their age, manufacturers, styles, patents, etc, including all types of trunks such as steamer trunks, saratoga trunks, Victorian trunks, slat trunks, toy and doll trunks, stagecoach trunks, valises, hat trunks, and others.

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