About us 
 

The Antique Appraisers Road Show are all independent art, antique and collectibles experts in specific areas. The group assembles at various public appraisal events, mostly held in the Northeastern part of the United States.

 

The Antique Appraisers Road Show was started in 2011 as a venue for local communities and smaller cities to have easy access to antiques, art and collectibles experts.  

 

Four years ago, the first show, was held on the premises of the Fulton County Museum in upstate New York. The gate proceeds were used to benefit a local church restoration. In following events, both high schools, churches, theater restoration projects, libraries, and museums, benefited directly from the small fee of five dollars charged for having ones heirlooms looked at and evaluated. 

Since the first event, thousands throughout the Hudson Valley and Mohawk Valley, central and western New York, have benefited from learning what their heirlooms are worth. In just fifteen shows, large and small discoveries were made, to the delight of the owners. 

 

 

We help you answer three important questions:

 

(1.) What is the piece I own?

 

(2.) What is the value?

 

(3.) Where is the best place to sell my antiques, art objects and collectibles? 

 

 

Experts, specialist and consultants  

 

Robert Meringolo - Antiques, Oriental Decorative Art , Fine Art (Former Sotheby's Associate)
 

Colin Fraser - Expert Philatelist (International Stamps) (Former head of Christie's Stamp Department)
 

Walter Bazar - Fine Art, American, European Paintings (15th through 20th Centuries)

 

Katrina Khromin (Russian Art and Antiques, Icons, European Painting, Art Conservation and Restoration)
 

John Tkachuk - American Documents 
 

Ray Zylas - Militay Artfacts
 

Paul Chmielewski - Silver - Jewelry, Ceramics, Glass, Silver, Antiques  (Former Sotheby's Associate)
 

Mark Zylas - Sports collectibles and Toys

 

 

History of Founder - Appraisals, auctions and estate highlights

 

Robert Meringolo Founder of the Albany Auction Gallery

Member of the New England Appraisers Society

Conducted over 300 antique and fine art auctions since the 1980's

 

Notable Estates

 

Estate of Former Albany, NY Mayor- Erastus Corning
Siena College Art Collection
The Upton Shaker Collection, Feature in Antiques Magazine

The Citizen Genet House (First French Ambassador to the USA)

The Margaret Rainey Libtrary Oriental Bronze Collection 

The Kenwood Convent of the Sacred Heart
Charles and Betty Warren Estate (CEO Bank of Coxsackie & Revina Phone Company)

Property of Rocgky Aoki (Founnder of Benihana Restaurant)
Property from Mrs. William Randolf Hearst
Estate of the great granddaughter of John Jay (Signer of the Declaration of Independence)

The Nick Colella Collection, Syracuse, NY

 

Notable Appraisals and Appraisal Days

 

The New York State Museum, Albany, NY
The Burchfield Penney Art Center, Buffalo, NY

College at Brockport, SUNY, Brockport, NY

Fulton County Museum,  Gloversville, NY

Ulster County Historical Society,  Kingston, NY

The Esopus Creek Conservatory at the Woodstock Playhouse, Woodstock, NY

Knights of Columbus, Saugerties and Redhook, Saugerties & Redhook,NY 

The Red Hook Middle School, Red Hook, NY