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Experts in Tucson—Collectibles and Antiques

NOTE:  These are businesses.  There might be fees for the expert’s information!

 
ACOUSTICAL INSTRUMENTS
The Folk Shop
Paul Blumentritt – owner
Address:    2525 N. Campbell Ave, Tucson, 85719
Tel:            (520) 881-7147.
Website:    http://www.thefolkshop.com/
                  *Buys, sells, appraises & restores acoustical instruments.
 
ADVERTISING ITEMS
Elegant Junque Shop
                  Address:     4932 E. Speedway, Tucson, 85712
                  Tel:(520) 881-8181
 
ANTIQUE REPAIR
Jo Higdon Antique Restoration
                  Address:     727 E. Drachman, Tucson, 85719
                  Tel:             (520) 622-4342
 
APPRAISERS
ABD Antique Appraisers
Elizabeth Dore
                  Address:     5809 W. Glendale Avenue, Glendale, 85301
                  Tel: (623) 931-0235
                  Email:         medore@mindspring.com
                  *19-20th century art & consults on general estate sales
 
Michael Higgins 
                  Address:     4351 E. Grant Road, Tucson, 85712
                  Tel:             (520) 577-8330
                  Email:         mdhiggins@earthlink.net
                  Website:     http://www.mhiggins.com/
                  *Antique Indian Art, Spanish Colonial Antiques, and Western Paintings
 
Bahti Indian Arts
Mark Bahti
                  Address:     4330 North Campbell, Suite 73, Tucson, 85718 
                  Tel: (520) 577-0290
                  Website:     http://www.bahti.com/home.html
                  *Also has a location in Santa Fe, NM
 
Primitive Arts 
Paul A. Shepard
                  Address:     3026 E. Broadway Blvd, Tucson, 85716
                  Tel: 326-4852
 
Covington Gallery 
Wayne Kielsmeyer
                  Address:     6530 E. Tanque Verde Rd., Suite 140, Tucson, 85715
                  Tel:             (520)298-7878          
                  Website:     http://www.covingtongallery.com/
 
The Folk Shop
Paul Blumentritt – owner
                  Address:     2525 N. Campbell Ave.
                  Tel:             (520) 881-7147.
                  Website:     http://www.thefolkshop.com/
                  *Buys, sells, and appraises folk, ethnic, and acoustical musical instruments.
 
Karen S Rabe       
                  Tel: (520) 576-3993        
*Estate sales and insurance claims; antiques, decorative Arts & Accessories, furniture, ceramics, glass, metals
 
Bosch Appraisal & Estate
Nancy Burke Bosch
                  Address:     1610 Northstar Drive. Petaluma, CA. 94954
                  Tel:             (707) 773-3970
                  Web:          http://www.boschappraisal.com
            *Dolls, European & American antique furniture, art, quilts, dishes
 
Lists of Appraisers
                  AZ State Museum http://www.statemuseum.arizona.edu/coll/resources.pdf
 
      Appraisers Association of America:
                        Tel:       (212) 889-5404, ext. 11
                        Web     : www.appraisersassoc.org/
 
                  American Society of Appraisers
                        Tel:       (800) 272-8258
                        Web:    http://www.appraisers.org/ASAHome.aspx
                                               
                  International Society of Appraisers
                        Tel:       (888) 472-5461
                        Web:    http://www.isa-appraisers.org/
                 
                  National Institute of Appraisers
                       Tel:       (800) 676-2148
                        Web:    http://www.appraiseroffineart.com
 
AUTOGRAPHS
Tucson Coin and Autographs of Tucson
Brett Sadovnick
                  Address:     6470 N. Oracle Road, Tucson, 85704
                  Tel.:            (520) 219-4427
                  Website:     http://www.tucsoncoinandautograph.com/ 

BOOKS
The Book Stop
Tina Bailey
                  Address:     214 N. 4th Avenue
                  Tel:             (520) 326-6661 
                  Website:     http://bookstoptucson.com/
 
Bookman's Used Books, Music & Software
Note: Bookman's does not do appraisals, but will offer a value for a book you would like to sell to them.
                  ∙1930 E. Grant Road, Tucson
                       (520) 325-5767
 
                  ∙3733 W. Ina Road.
                       (520) 579-0303
 
                  ∙6230 E. Speedway Blvd.
                        (520) 748-9555
 
                  Web: http://www.bookmans.com/

CAMERAS
Western Photographic Historical Society
(formerly the Arizona Photographic Collectors) 
                  Address:     P.O. Box 14616, Tucson, 85732-4616
                  Web:          http://www.wphsociety.org/     

CHINA-MATCHING SERVICE
Replacements
                  Address:     P.O. Box 26029, Greenboro, NC 27428
                  Tel: (800) 737-5223  
                  Web:          http://www.replacements.com/rephtcu.htm
 
CLOCK REPAIR
Ye Olde Clock Shoppe
                  Address:     6342 N. Oracle Road. #B419, Tucson, 85704
                  Tel: (520) 544-4014
                  *Clock and watch repairs
 
CLOTHES- VINTAGE
How Sweet It Was
                  Address:     419 N. Fourth Ave, Tucson, 85705
                  Tel: (520) 623-9854
                  Web:          http://howsweetitwas.com/ 
 
COINS
Old Pueblo Coin Exchange
Rob Weiss
                  Address:     4420 E. Speedway Blvd. # 100, Tucson, 85712
                  Tel:             (520) 881-7200
                  Web:          http://www.oldpueblocoin.com/
 
Tucson Coin and Autographs of Tucson
Brett Sadovnick
                  Address:     6470 N. Oracle Road, Tucson, 85714
                  Telephone (520) 219-4427
                  Web:          http://www.tucsoncoinandautograph.com/
 
CONSERVATORS
Linda Morris Studios
                  Address:     5175 S Melpomene Way, Tucson, 85747
Tel: (520) 885-6309
                  Email:         lmorrisstudio@theriver.com
                  *Painting and paper
 

Gloria Giffords       
                  Address:     PO Box 26937, Tucson, 85726
                  Tel: (520) 321-4292 
*Contemporary Paintings, Traditional Panel Paintings, Icons, Traditional paintings on Canvas; Pre-Columbian art
 
Charlie Burton              
                  Tel: 520-409-8664
                  Email:         Charlieburton5@aol.com
 
Nancy Odegaard           
                  Tel: (520) 621-6314
*Conservator and Head of the Preservation Division for Arizona State Museum.
*Professor, Department of Anthropology, University of Arizona
 
Karen S Rabe       
                  Tel: (520) 576-3993         
*Estate sales and insurance claims; antiques, decorative Arts & Accessories, furniture, ceramics, glass, metals
 
Nanette Skov               
                  Tel:             (520) 648-6114
                  Email:         nanetteskov@hotmail.com Textiles
 
Other resources
                  Arizona State Museum
                  Web:          http://www.statemuseum.arizona.edu
                  *Native cultures of Arizona, the Southwest, and Northern Mexico
 
                  The American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works  
                  (Stanford University)
                  Web:          <http://aic.Stanford.edu>
  
CONTEMPORARY ART
Etherton Gallery  
Terry Etherton
                  Address:     188 East Broadway, Tucson, 85701
                  Tel:             520-624-7370
                  *Vintage and contemporary photography, prints, sculpture, & mixed media
 

COWBOY MEMORABILIA
Country Emporium Antiques
Paul and September Walker
                  Address:     3431 N. Dodge Blvd., Tucson  
                  Tel: (520) 327-7765.
 
DOLLS
Bosch Appraisal & Estate
Nancy Burke Bosch
                  Address:     1610 Northstar Drive. Petaluma, CA. 94954
                  Tel:             (707) 773-3970
                  Web:          http://www.boschappraisal.com
            *Dolls, antique furniture, art, residential contents, linens, dishes, silver
 
EUROPEAN ART
Covington Fine Arts Gallery
Wayne Kielsmeyer
                  Address:     6530 E. Tanque Verde Rd., Suite 140, Tucson, 85715
                  Tel:             (520)298-7878          
                  Website:     http://www.covingtongallery.com/
                  *19th and 20th Century
 
FURNITURE DEALER
Tom’s Fine Furniture
                  2 locations:
      ∙3402 E. Grant Road. Telephone: (520) 321- 4621
      ∙5454 E. Pima St. Telephone:  (520) 795-5210.
                 
Spanish Cross Furnishings
                  Address:     2629 E. Broadway, Tucson, 85716
                  Tel:             (520) 322-5383
                  *Masks, doors, retablos and other assorted treasures
 
 
GEMS AND ESTATE JEWELRY
Azillion Sparklz
Janet Worden Lawwill
                  Address:     P.O. Box 35038, Tucson, AZ 85740;
                  Tel: (877) 380-4726 (toll free)
                                    (520) 907-2839 (local)
                                    *Costume and fine estate jewelry, perfumes, bags
                                    (Mail order and internet business)
                  Web:          http://www.sparklz.com/

GLASS REPAIR
Artistry in Glass
                  Address:     3423 E. Grant Road, Tucson, 85740
                  Tel: 877-667-8050 (toll free)
                                    (520) 320-0104 (local)            
                  Web:          www.artistry-in-glass.com
 
INDIAN ART (i.e., Native American)
Michael Higgins 
                  Address:     4429 N. Campbell 
                  Tel:             (520) 577-8330
                  Email:         mdhiggins@earthlink.net
                  Website:     http://www.mhiggins.com/
                  *Mexican and Indian Art, buy and sell artifacts
 
Latin American Art and Furniture
AAA Appraisals
Kathleen Sullivan 
                  Tel: 296-3687
                  *China, crystal, and some fine art
 
MALL- ANTIQUE
Copper Country Antique Mall
                  Address:     5055 E. Speedway Blvd
                  Tel:  (520) 326-0167
                  Web:          http://www.coppercountryantiques.com   
 
MEXICAN PRIMITIVES
The Spanish Cross
                  Spanish Cross Furnishings
                  Address:     2629 E. Broadway, Tucson, 85716
                  Tel:             (520) 322-5383
                  *Masks, doors, retablos and other assorted treasures
 
NIFTY FIFTIES
The Pink Porch
                  Address:     2301 N. Country Club Road, 85716
                  Telephone: (520) 319-1622
                  *Furnishings, dishes, and linens from the 1950s.
 
PHOTOGRAPHY
Etherton Gallery  
Terry Etherton
                  Address:     188 East Broadway, Tucson, 85701
                  Tel:             520-624-7370
                  *Vintage and contemporary photography, prints, sculpture, & mixed media 
 

PIANO RESTORATION
Ramsey's Pianos
Scott Ramsey
                  Address:     7401 N. La Cholla Blvd.
                  Tel: (520) 744-7234
                  *Tunes and repairs vintage pianos
                  *Member of Piano Technician's Guild (http://www.ptg.org/)
 
POSTCARDS
The Tucson Post Card Exchange Club
Jack Mount, Club President
                  Address:     664 N. Citadel Avenue, Tucson, 85748
                  Tel: (520) 297-0980
                  Web:          http://nostalgia.esmartkid.com/tpcec.html
 
RADIO AND TELEVISION REPAIR
Dave's Antiques
Dave Vaughn
                  Address:     449 W. 29th Street, Tucson
                  Tel: ( 520) 790-2618.        
                  *Parts and repairs; also repairs jukeboxes
 
RECORDS- OUT OF PRINT
PDQ Records and Tapes
                  Address:     2342 N. Dodge Blvd.
                  Telephone: (520) 881-2681
                   
SHABBY CHIC
Shabby Hattie
Gwen Spooner,
                  Address:     2229 N. Country Club, Tucson, 85716
                  Tel:             (520) 795-7666
 
SILVER
Darlene Morris Antiques
                  Address:     2940 N. Swan Road# 128.
                  Tel:             (520) 322-9050
                  Web:          www.trocadero.com/darmor .
*18th, 19th, and 20th century items including silver, jewelry, furniture, porcelain, glass, fine art and decorative items brought to the great Southwest from all over the world.
 
SILVER MATCHING SERVICE
Silver Queen
                  Address:     1350 W. Bay Drive, Largo, FL 33770
                  Tel:  (800) 262-3134.
                  Web:          http://www.silverqueen.com/
                  Flatware patterns in its inventory including retired patterns; crystal; China
                  and other fine items
                   
SOUTHWESTERN AND WESTERN ART
Michael Higgins 
                  Address:     4351 E. Grant Road, Tucson, 85712
                  Tel:             (520) 577-8330
                  Email:         mdhiggins@earthlink.net
                  Website:     http://www.mhiggins.com/
                  *Antique Indian Art, Spanish Colonial Antiques, and Western Paintings
 
Morning Star Traders
                  Address:     2020 E. Speedway Blvd., Tucson
                  Tel: (520) 881-2112
                  Web:          http://www.morningstartraders.com
*Southwest jewelry, American Indian pots, rugs & blankets, baskets & artwork, old Spanish furniture
 
Settlers West Contemporary Art and Graphics
                  Address:    6360 N. Campbell, Tucson
                  Tel: (520) 323-8838
                  Web:          http://www.settlerswestcontemporary.com/
 
Settlers West Fine Art 
                  Address:     6420 N. Campbell, Tucson
                  Tel: (520) 299-2607
                  Web:          http://www.settlerswest.com/
 
Eric Firestone Gallery
                  Address:     4425 N. Campbell, Tucson  
                  Phone:        577-7711
                  Web:          http://www.ericfirestonegallery.com/
 
THIMBLES
The Cactus Thimblers
 Patricia Bennett
                  Address:     6201 E. 15th Street, Tucson
                  Tel:             (520) 747-8627
                  *Club for thimble collectors
 
TOYS
Elegant Junque Shop
                  Address:     4932 E. Speedway, Tucson, 85712
                  Tel:(520) 881-8181

Sources:   
Best collectible dealers offer expertise, service. Tucson Citizen.
       December 31, 2004.  Page E1.
“Getting Started" Tools of the Trade: Antique Hunting." Tucson Citizen.
Weekend Plus section. June 16, 2006. Page 12.
 

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