You may have attended one of my antiques appraisal shows or you may have read about the people I have met who asked me to appraise family heirlooms or flea market treasures. Since 1998, I present appraisal events to live audiences across the country. I tell people the truth about their antiques. I don't hold back with my opinions either. I just say "it's a wonderful, rare antique" or "it's a piece of junk." It is fun to hear the stories of antiques and collectibles and to highlight the history and value of a cherished object. Recently, I met some folks with some interesting stories to share.