The Antique-a-Palooza appraisal fair is made possible by volunteer experts from Freeman's Auctioneers & Appraisers and the following firms. WHYY thanks these event partners.
Freeman's Auctioneers and Appraisers
Since 1805, Samuel T. Freeman & Co has upheld an exemplary role as Philadelphia's leading Appraisers and Auctioneers. Freeman's has a unique history, preserving its family business and traditions for over 200 years, and is changing with the times to maintain its position in today's thriving art market.
Located on Chestnut Street in the heart of Philadelphia, Freeman's offers over 30 in-house auctions a year in sale categories including: American Furniture, Decorative & Folk Art, English & Continental Furniture & Decorative Arts, Asian Arts, Fine American & European Paintings, Modern and Contemporary Art, Rare Books, Fine Prints, Oriental Rugs, Fine Jewelry & Silver, and 20th / 21st Century Design.
The auction house's recent formation of a marketing alliance with Scotland's Lyon and Turnbull in 2000, has allowed Freeman's to expand into the European market. This alliance has enhanced Freeman's capability to maximize the sale potential in an international market, while maintaining the company's unique standard of one-on-one client service.
Today, the Auction house is furthering their growth with a greater concentration in specialized departments. As a leading regional auction house, Freeman's is progressing forward with the expanding global market, and is looking to the future to provide services which Freeman's clients require and deserve.
Barry S. Slosberg, Inc. Auctioneers and Appraisals
Barry Slosberg became a licensed and bonded auctioneer in 1976. For almost thirty years he has conducted over 125 auctions annually, selling real estate and antiques and liquidating business and estate assets. This volume and diversification enables him to remain conversant with current prices and market values and is why he is often called on as an expert jury witness. With both a Bachelor's and Master's degrees from Temple University, Barry Slosberg continues his ongoing professional education and senior status with The American Society of Appraisers and the Certified Auctioneers Institute. He is also an active member of the National and State Auctioneer's Association.Barry has also provided his antique expertise and auctioneering services for many charities, schools and organizations as a sought after educator and lecturer.
Katherine Linzey, Linzey Appraisals
Linzey Appraisal Associates, LLC is an appraisal and consulting firm established by Katherine Linzey, an Accredited Member (AM) of the American Society of Appraisers. Ms Linzey is a graduate of the Ohio State University with a degree in the History of Art, and has also studied Art Theory with the Barnes Foundation in Merion, PA, where she served as Assistant Registrar.
Rochelle Eisenberg, Art Directives
ART DIRECTIVES Incorporated, an appraisal and consulting firm, was established by Rochelle Eisenberg, ASA in 1986. Mrs. Eisenberg’s thirty years of experience and professional credentials make her highly qualified to conduct all types of appraisals. Mrs. Eisenberg is an accredited Senior Member of the American Society of Appraisers (ASA), a professional organization which exacts high standards of ethical conduct and expertise from its members. She is a member of the International Personal Property Committee and on the Board of Examiners of the ASA. She is the past president of the ASA’s Philadelphia Chapter, its current Education Chairman, and a member of its Board of Directors since 1989.