Appraisal Events Set for Sept. 9 & 10

Appraisal Events Benefit OI

Antiques Experts Return to Wheeling for Appraisal Events

WHEELING, W.VA. — The boys are back in town! You may know them as “The Appraisal Guys” or the “Frick & Frack of Knick & Knack.” You may have seen them on Antiques Roadshow, HGTV’s Cash In the Attic and Fox’s Strange Inheritance. Tim Luke and Greg Strahm are both accredited members of the International Society of Appraisers and co-owners of Treasure Quest Appraisal Group in Florida. Tim served as director of collectibles for Christie’s and is an auctioneer for Julian’s, the “auction house to the stars.” Greg, his appraisal business partner and husband, is also a chef.

Tim and Greg return to Wheeling for special appraisal events to raise awareness and funds for The Museums of Oglebay Institute. Here are a few of the fun ways you can participate:

Price is Right: Social Hour and Auction

The Appraisal Guys’ Price Is Right is an entertaining twist on the popular game show. Audience members and celebrity guests guess the value of items that have been discovered, appraised or sold by Tim and Greg. You’ll be shocked and surprised at how much (or how little) the items brought, as Tim tells the stories behind them and how the value of an item is determined.  Enjoy a social hour, auction and refreshments. Bid on great items like a “Growler of the Month” package from Wheeling Brewing Company or an import foods basket from Good Mansion Wines.

The event takes place at 6:30pm Friday, September 9 at the Mansion Museum in Oglebay.

Appraisal Event at Cabela’s

Have your items appraised by Tim and Greg! These antiques experts will estimate each item’s worth, comment on the value and significance and give information about its history. How much is Aunt Mabel’s prize kewpie doll worth? You just might hit the jackpot!

The appraisal event takes place from 10am-2pm, Saturday, September 10 at Cabela’s at the Highlands.

Home Visits

Do you have too many treasures to transport? The Appraisal Guys will come to your home and appraise your treasures.  Those interested in an appraisal home visit should call the Mansion Museum to schedule an appointment for September.

For a full schedule of The Appraisal Guys’ events, more information about those listed above or to make reservations, visit the Oglebay Institute’s September calendar of events at or call 304-242-7272. All proceeds benefit The Museums of Oglebay Institute.