Richard De Rosa

Richard De Rosa is the president and owner of Professional Marketing Service, located in Palm Bay, Florida. A nationally recognized expert in rare coins, antiques, and collectibles, Richard is the former host, along with his co-hosts Dennis Sheppard and Kyle Husfloen, of the nationally syndicated radio call-in show "The Antiques and Collectibles Show." De Rosa has also appeared as the rare-coin expert on the Home Shopping Channel. A native of New Jersey, Richard owned and ran the Gold and Silver Refinery Inc., a New Jersey corporation located in Raritan, which went on to become one of the state's largest buyers of precious metals, antiques and collectibles. In 1994 Richard sold the Gold and Silver Refinery. He then went on to form Professional Marketing Service, a company whose main purpose is to assist individuals, attorneys, and financial institutions with identifying items of value in the antiques and collectibles field and then disposing of them through out-right purchase or assisting clients to sell them.

Richard is constantly heard saying that the hardest part of his job is stopping individuals and estates from throwing away items that they feel are worthless, when in fact these items may and often do have a great value to collectors worldwide.

As owner of Professional Marketing Service, Richard takes great pride in the fact that he personally takes the time to visit each and every client or estate to identify items of potential value in categories as broad as rare coins, jewelry, paintings, glassware, autographs, or any of the thousands of items that fall under the collectibles or antiques field.

ANTIQUES ROADSHOW is an antiques appraisal event and television production; we do not buy or sell objects, and conducting any business with an appraiser at the ANTIQUES ROADSHOW event is strictly forbidden.

If you decide to do business with an appraiser who has appeared on ANTIQUES ROADSHOW, please keep in mind these tips before consigning or selling an item:

  • 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.