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Appraisals

Appraisers will be on-site and available throughout the show this year. Appraisal cost is $5 per item. Click on the names to view biographical information on some of our appraisers.

Appraisers With Specialties 2018
(Check back for a list of 2019 Appraisers)

Roosevelt SmithWatches
Bill Henderson Art, Native American artifacts, baskets
Ernest Lopez Clocks, General
Ruth Reese Dolls, toys, linens
Dick Keiser Stamps and Coins
Ed SmithBooks


Appraiser Bios
Ruth Reese:Ruth was born and raised in Bremerton and is a lifelong resident of Kitsap County.  Both of her parents were born and raised here and grandparents on both sides were early settlers.  She has been president of the Manette History club for the past ten years. Ruth is a lifelong collector (over 50 years) with wide ranging interests.  She owned and operated antique shops and mini-malls almost continuously for the past 30 years and has considerable experience in estate appraisals and sales.

Ernest Lopez:  Eagles Nest Antiques, Keyport. Ernie serves as the Executive Director of the West Coast Clock and Watch Museum. He is a Certified Appraiser of Antiques and Fine Art and an advisor to the PBS Series "Antiques Roadshow". Also, he was seen on the A&E television series "Modern Marvels". He has over 40 years experience actively engaged in the antique trade, specializing in pre-20th century American and European decorative objects, silver, glass, clocks, watches, mechanical music, antique lighting, nautical items, paintings and textiles.

Dick Keiser: DK Enterprises, Bremerton. Dick has been a full-time stamp dealer and appraiser for over 30 years. During that time, he has done numerous appraisals with valuations from $100 to $75,000. He travels and exhibits at many national stamp shows throughout the USA and was a booth holder at the International Show in Hong Kong in 1980. Dick also was the office manager for Harmer-Schau Auctions NW, where he described and sold individual stamps and collections. He appraised the Ansel Adams collection that is now in the Smithsonian Museum, and he recently did an appraisal for the Robert Paine Jr. estate (a direct descendant of one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence). Dick is a member and serves on the Estate Advisory Committee of the American Philatelic Society. More details can be found at dickkeiser.com/appraisals.asp
Ed Smith: Ed began as a collector of literary first editions in the 1980s. He established his own firm, Ed Smith Books, in 1990. He became a member of the ABAA (Antiquarian Booksellers' Association of America) in 1995 and has served on the it's Board of Governors. He lives on Bainbridge Island and specializes in Modern Literature, First Editions, Photography, Screenplays, Signed Books, and Appraisals of Books and Photographs. His appraisal work includes the estate of Hunter S. Thompson, and JFK's personal photographer, Jacques Lowe.

Organized and Managed by
Kitsap History Museum, 280 Fourth Street, Bremerton, WA 98337
Puget Sound Genealogical Society, 1301 Sylvan Way, Bremerton, WA  98310