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Craig Flinner

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Craig Flinner Gallery
Baltimore, MD
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Craig Flinner graduated in 1981 from Hamilton College with a degree in history. His start in the art and antiques business was clearing out the defunct A. Hoen and Company Lithographers in the fall of 1981. A. Hoen was started in 1835 as E. Weber and Company. Their printing production over 140 years included Civil War souvenir lithographs, Buffalo Bill posters, and a huge chunk of the maps published by the federal government in the 19th century. Mr. Flinner purchased two truckloads of merchandise and business memorabilia at the end of the two-month project. Using this inventory as a starting point in 1982, he founded the firm that later became the Craig Flinner Gallery.

The gallery has been in the same block in downtown Baltimore since 1986, buying, selling, framing, and restoring old prints and maps, vintage posters, and other works on paper. While Mr. Flinner loves antiques shows, auctions, and the internet, he is very proud of keeping a street-level store open full time for 25 years.

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  • Get more than one referral and check references
  • Get valuations of your item from more than once source
  • Compare options between different types of sellers, i.e., a dealer versus an auction house
  • If you are considering consigning an object for auction, be sure to inquire how the item will be priced, the size of the fee, and the expected amount of time the process may take. Find out what will happen if it doesn't sell.
  • Check the appraiser's professional associations (such as International Society of Appraisers, American Appraisers Association, National Auctioneers Association)
  • Consult an attorney before signing a contract
  • Whatever kind of transaction you decide to enter into, always get a detailed written receipt for your records

ANTIQUES ROADSHOW’s pool of experts are professionals with a wide range of experience in the antiques, fine art and collectibles community, and they are from a diverse background of auctioneers, dealers and appraisers.

All ROADSHOW appraisers are independent volunteers who donate their time and expertise to PBS and who pay their own expenses to be on the show. All business transactions are independent from ANTIQUES ROADSHOW.