WUFT Antiques and Fine Art Appraisal Day – February 11, 2024
What: WUFT Appraisal Day
WUFT-TV invites supporters from our community at large to bring antiques, fine art, and collectibles to a very special event where a team of appraisers will be on site to share their expertise about your prized possessions. Share the story of your collection journey with our team, and watch WUFT-TV in the future to re-live the experience of the day with our audience!
When: February 11, 2024
Where: Hilton University of Florida Conference Center | 1714 SW 34th Street Gainesville, Florida 32607
Registration for this event is closed
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Sarah J. Anderson
(904) 325-2868 (Office)
Working out of historic downtown St. Augustine Florida, Sarah J. Anderson, International Society of Appraisers Accredited Member (ISA AM), conducts detailed and accurate appraisals of antiques, home furnishings, collectibles, and equipment. She is an Accredited Member of the International Society of Appraisers (ISA), and is qualified to write appraisal reports for insurance, divorce/equitable division, estate taxes, or personal planning. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from Flagler College.
Sarah has been valuing and selling household items for 17 years with passion and experience that started with finding unique quality items while working in secondary resale stores, and eventually earning the distinction to lead workshops and write training materials for her leading non-profit employer to train employees on what valuable items to look out for and list in online auctions. She has also worked in estate sales and antique shops, in addition to being an ISA member appraiser and regularly conducting appraisals since 2019.
Claudia Coley Crosby and Jay Crosby
Ortega Trading Company
(904) 610-3349 (Office)
The Crosbys bring over twenty years of combined estate sale experience in the northeast Florida market and are exclusive partners in Ortega Trading Company, LLC as well as in life. Ortega Trading Company is Jacksonville’s premier estate sale company for good reason. Claudia has an enthusiastic dedication to history coupled with an understanding of aesthetic value, quality, and current design trends. Regardless of value, her excitement for the rare item she has never seen before knows no bounds. Conversely, Jay’s critical eye and attention to craftsmanship and innate skepticism balances it all… most of the time! Still, obsessive curiosity and a shared dedication to the truth gives the couple a unique ability to value every item in an estate and bring their clients the highest potential return.
Robbie Davis is an eighth generation Alachua County native - a GHS Purple Hurricane, and a Florida Gator.
His mother instilled in him a love of reading, and a love of books at an early age. Many trips to the public library, Mikes Bookstore, and the Friends of the Library Booksale fostered his “book obsession”, and in short order Robbie became an elementary school bibliophile.
For the past thirty five years Robbie has volunteered in the Collectors Corner, at the Friends of the Library Booksale. Known for its rare, unusual, signed, first editions, and illustrated books, Robbie has evaluated and priced thousands of books thru the years.
Ocala Antique Mall & Estates
(352) 624-2511 (Office)
Paris Gartner was literally born into the antique sales business at the Ocala Antique Mall. Growing up, she was always surrounded by incredibly talented antiquity professionals and educators. Some people wonder how many lives she’s lived because of her vast knowledge in antiques. As they say: once it's in your blood, it never leaves! Antiques have been a love for her entire life. Researching has always been of second-nature, so when you put the two together, you have Paris- someone with the constant will to learn about antiquities, their history, and value. In other words, Paris sees herself as a historian of "stuff." Antiques have a long history that are typically linked to historical eras and ancient cultures. They are not only tangible items. Oftentimes, the story defines the object itself. Paris’s personal expertise falls in the era of the late 1700's-1920's. Whether it's Primitive Americana, Empire, Gothic, Arts & Crafts, Victorian, Rococo Revival, Edwardian, Art Nouveau, American or European- fine furniture, furnishings, art, silver, and porcelain of this timeframe are among the few fields she specializes in. Being face-to-face with such rich history, hearing sentimental stories, discovering precious valuables, and learning something new every day are only a few reasons why Paris loves what she does. It's like a treasure hunt every day of her life- and who doesn't love a treasure hunt?! Paris says the fact that she’s had the opportunity to immerse herself in the area has been nothing short of a blessing. Hopefully, in years to come, her passion for antiques will pour into the hearts of others and continue to live on.
Turkey Creek Auctions
(352) 591-8583 (Office)
David Glynn, owner and president, began selling at 12 years of age, received his license at 16, and has over 50 years of experience. Glynn’s professional experience reaches from the Boston/Cape Cod area (Sandwich, Mass.), to owning his own galleries in New England and Florida. Turkey Creek specializes in the liquidation, buying and selling of estates, collectibles, antiques, and everything in between through consignment or purchase of personal property for sellers, dealers, shop owners, and individual buyers. Recently relocated after spending over 20 years in Citra, David’s new gallery under the same name is located in Reddick Florida
Renaissance Appraisals - Lost Art Gallery
210 St. George Street, C-1
St. Augustine, FL 32084
(904) 827-9800 (Office)
Alexander has served as an Art Consultant for Lost Art Gallery for over five years. His great love of Art History and Research provides his appraisal and gallery clients a wealth of knowledge. He has been a member of the International Society of Appraisers since May 11, 2021.
Besides his appraisal projects, Alexander manages both Lost Art Gallery and Sea Spirits Gallery in St Augustine, Florida. Both galleries received the awards of Best in Florida, a testament to customer care and curation of works of Art.
Lost Art Gallery - Renaissance Appraisals, Ltd.
210 St. George Street, C-1
St. Augustine, FL 32084
(904) 827-9800 (Office)
Victoria and her team specialize in American, European and Latin American Fine Art for Insurance, Museum Donations, Estates and Resale.
She served on the Board of Directors as President for the Palm Beach-Ft. Lauderdale Chapter of the International Society of Appraisers. She is owner and senior appraiser with Renaissance Appraisals, LLC. She has been a member of the International Society of Appraisers since January 3, 1997.
She was initiated into the renowned Explorers Club (one of 12 selected Internationally in 2011). In 2023 Victoria received the Albert Nelson's Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award with Marquis Who's Who in America and was selected as the top 200 for her distinguished accomplishments and dedication to excellence in her fields.
Through her appraisal practice, Victoria Golden saw the need to assist individuals in finding good homes for their treasures. As a result, she opened Lost Art Gallery in 1996 in Gainesville and later moved it to St. Augustine, Florida. Her special gallery features 18th, 19th and 20th century American and European Fine Art and treasures from around the world. Her son Alexander Golden assists in both appraisals and managing the gallery. She also has a second gallery Sea Spirits Gallery. Both galleries were recognized as Best in Florida in 2023.
(352) 213-3802 (Office)
Gainesville Collectibles makes daily markets buying and selling a wide variety of Antiques and Collectibles.
Marty Haber, the owner, has over 50 years of experience with extensive expertise that provides guidance to those who seek out assistance.
Also, over the years Marty has developed contacts with major auction houses and many other Antiques and Collectible dealers who can be consulted to provide additional background information as to value and pricing.