2018 appraiser information coming soon!

Past Appraisers

Frank McNamee and James Gahan

Sunday, April 3rd from 11 am-3 pm, appraiser Frank McNamee (Marion Antique Shop, Marion Antique Auctions and Frank H. McNamee Certified Estate Appraisals) will be on hand to evaluate your favorite treasures such as paintings, prints, silver, furniture, Oriental rugs, books, historical documents, clocks, glass and china and nautical items.  Also on hand will be veteran Falmouth, Massachusetts antiques dealer James Gahan III.

Frank McNamee’s qualifications include 35 years in the antiques business and 25 years appraisal experience.  He is owner of the Marion Antique Shop, which is located on Route 6 in Marion and is one of the largest and most active antiques shops in New England.  He was the long time host of the local television show “Antiquing”.

Frank is a graduate of the Henry Francis DuPont Winterthur Institute program on American Furniture and Decorative Arts; he also has a Bachelor of Arts degree in American History from Providence College, a degree in Marketing from Bridgewater State College and is a member in good standing of the New England Appraisers Association and American Society of Appraisers.  He has completed a course on appraisal studies offered by the American Society of Appraisers at Rhode Island School of Design and also completed the Uniform Standards of Appraisal Practice Course (USPAP) offered at Rhode Island School of Design.  He is a member of the Cape Cod Antique Dealers Association and a senior member of the Providence Appraisal Collaborative.

Frank also runs two important antique and fine art auctions a year.  His company, Marion Antique Auctions, has sold many items for record prices including a William Trost Richards seascape for $35,650, a Daum Nancy cameo lamp for $6,280, 4 sterling silver serving pieces in the Etruscan pattern with applied 14kt gold classical medallions for $5,780, a whaling log book from the Charles W. Morgan for $5,750, a rare autographed manuscript titled The Conqueror Worm by Edgar Allan Poe.  This original poem was discovered in a desk drawer in Newport, Rhode Island and it sold for $300,000.

James Gahan’s qualifications include over 40 years in the antiques business and appraisal business; specializing in coins, stamps, books, estate jewelry and watches, fine art and ephemera.  Jim has been a long time exhibitor at many important antiques shows including the Miami Winter Antiques Show, Atlanta antiques shows, Papermania in Hartford, Connecticut and numerous shows in Massachusetts and New Hampshire.  He has hosted numerous Antiques Road Shows for various Cape Cod organizations.  Jim is a graduate of Harvard University.

If an item is too large you can bring in a photograph of it.