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"What's It Worth?
Ask Mike the Appraiser"

Antiques & Collectibles Radio Show

on WBCB 1490 AM
in the greater Philadelphia, PA area

Friday Mornings: 9:30-10:30 AM EST

Realtors Sell Your Home.
We Help You Sell What's INSIDE Your Home.

What are your Antiques, Collectibles and Household Contents worth? And where can you sell them for as much as possible? That's the focus of "What's It Worth? Ask Mike the Appraiser". Join professional Appraiser Michael Ivankovich each week when he'll help you to understand how to turn your valuables into cash!

Each week's show will include:

  • Discussions on the Best Ways to Sell Your "Stuff"…with Different Guests and Topics Each Week
  • Our "What's It Worth" Game
  • Auction Highlights, Upcoming Events, and Mike's "Insights into the Trade"
  • Special Guests, Author Interviews, Much More.

Click Date Links Below to Listen to Mike's Recent
What's It Worth Radio Shows

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July 17, 2020
  • Guest: Jonathan Furhman, Michigan Depression Glass Society
  • Topic: Depression Glass and the MI Depression Glass Society
  • Also: Name That Collector-What Does an "Arctophile" and an "Ambulist Collect?
July 10, 2020
  • Our 6th Year Anniversary Show
July 3, 2020
  • Guest: Linda Serubin, Owner of Gatchellville PA Antiques Store
  • Topic: Re-opening of Antiques Shops in PA
June 26, 2020
  • Guest: Meg McSweeney, David Library of the American Revolution
  • Topic: David Library and New Affiliation with the American Philosophical Society
  • Also: You Won't Believe These 1999 Hummel Figurine Prices
June 19, 2020
  • Guest: Barbara Beem, Antique Week Columnist
  • Topic: Antique Week Back to Print and Regional Antiquing Under Covid-19 Restrictions
  • Also: Mike's Thoughts On…20 Ways to Tell If It's Silverplate…5 Collectibles that British Monetary Experts Say Will Go Up in Value…Much More
June 12, 2020
  • Guest: Gimmi Jimmi Bucci, Collector & Dealer from MA
  • Topic: What Types of Porcelain & China are People Buying Today
  • Also: Mike's Thoughts On…Online Only Auctions…Much More
June 5, 2020
  • Guest: Karl Pass, Edition, Antiques & Auction News in PA
  • Topic: A&AN Back to Print and Antiquing in PA Under Covid-19 Restrictions
  • Also: Jenna the Millennial's Thought on Re-Opening Restaurants…Much More
May 29, 2020
  • Guest: Cory Amsler, VP Collections at the Mercer Museum in Doylestown PA
  • Topic: Donating to a Museum and The Mercer's Recent Artifact Recovery
  • Also: 15 Reasons Why Mike Would Rather Go To An Antiques Show Rather Than a Phillies MLB Baseball Game…Much More
May 22, 2020
  • Guest: Jason Brinkley, GM, Factory Antiques Mall in Verona VA, the Largest Antiques Shop in America
  • Topic: Re-Opening the Doors to America's Largest Antiques Shop
  • Also: Mike's Thoughts On…When It Comes to Furnitures…Twice the Size = Half the Value…Much More
May 15, 2020
  • Guest: Greg Glemser, Doylestown Gold Exchange in Doylestown PA
  • Topic: Exploring Today's Market for Precious Metals & Gemstones
  • Also: Mike's Thoughts On…Record-Breaking Signed Collectibles…Much More
May 8, 2020
  • Guest: Phil Sklar, CEO, National Bobblehead Museum
  • Topic: All About Bobble Head Dolls and the National Museum
  • Also: Merrill Reese Bobblehead Inducted into the National Bobblehead Hall of Fame…Much More
May 1, 2020
  • Guest: Gimmi Jimmi Bucci, Collector & Dealer from MA
  • Topic: Vintage Table Clothes and The Vintage Table Cloth Lovers Club
  • Also: Mike's Thoughts On…Online Flea Markets…Much More


With the onset of Covid-19 and all of its restrictions, most Antiques & Collectibles Trade Papers have halted publishing printed editions, and have temporarily gone to e-Newsletters or e-Editions. If you want to stay current on what's happening within the trade, we highly recommend these links to some of our favorite trade papers. We've tested each link and all are safe. Enjoy.


  • Keystone Heights FL
  • Bruce Causey, Publisher
  • Antique Shoppe regularly carries our "What's It Worth Antique Minute Column" and helps to promote our Florida What's It Worth Speaking Tours
  • Bruce has appeared on the "What's It Worth" Radio Show
  • FREE e-Edition: https://online.flipbuilder.com/rble/eyiq/


  • Mt. Joy PA
  • Karl Pass, Editor
  • Antiques & Auction News regularly carries our "What's It Worth Antique Minute Column" and has helped us to promote some of our area events.
  • Karl has appeared on the "What's It Worth" Radio Show several times.
  • FREE Past e-Editions: https://antiquesandauctionnews.net/ Click on "e-Edition" to see many previous issues


  • Knightstown IN
  • Connie Swaim, Editor
  • Antique Week occasionally carries our "What's It Worth Antique Minute Column"
  • Connie has appeared on the "What's It Worth" Radio Show several times.
  • FREE e-Edition: http://issues.antiqueweek.com/awc_issues.php
  • FREE Archived e-Newsletters Also Available, including both the Eastern US and Central US Editions


  • Sturbridge MA
  • Maxine Carter-Lome, Publisher
  • The Journal of Antiques occasionally carries our "What's It Worth Antique Minute Column"
  • Maxine has appeared on the "What's It Worth" Radio Show several times.
  • FREE Monthly Newsletter: https://journalofantiques.com/
  • They also have a FREE "Throwback Thursday" Newsletter


  • Newtown CT
  • FREE e-Edition: https://www.antiquesandthearts.com/
  • Laura Beach, At-Large Edition at Antiques and the Arts Weekly, has appeared on the "What's It Worth" Radio Show
  • FREE Current and Archived Issues


  • Waldoboro ME
  • MAD is still being printed as of May 2020 Issue
  • Their e-Edition is Free to paid subscribers only

"What's It Worth? Radio Show
is Always Seeking
Knowledgeable & Entertaining Guests

The "What's It Worth? Ask Mike the Appraiser" Radio Show may take place in the WBCB Studios in the Greater Philadelphia PA area, but based upon our 2018 Guest List below, we're truly a national Antiques & Collectibles gathering place. We've had both guests and listeners from the East-to-West Coast, and from Chicago-to-Texas, Florida, and beyond. We've developed a strong Internet following and are always seeking knowledgeable and entertaining guests.

If you know anyone who might be a great guest, call Mike at (215)-264-4304.

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2018-2019 "What's It Worth" Guest List

Cory Amsler, Vice President & Head Curator, Mercer Museum (Doylestown PA)

Chris Answini, Comic Book Expert, Alderfer Auction Company (Hatfield PA)

Dana Balsamo, Quilt Expert (Princeton NJ)

Barbara Beem, Columnist, Antiques Week Magazine (Baltimore MD)

Chris Bensch, Vice President, National Toy Hall of Fame at the Strong Museum (Rochester NY)

Eric Blum, Franchise Owner, 1-800-GOT-JUNK (Newtown PA)

Ivan Briggs, Fountain Pen Expert, PBA Galleries (San Francisco CA)

Bill D'Anjolell, President, Bucks County Antiques Dealers Association (Newtown PA)

Brian Dwyer, President, Robert Edwards Sports Memorabilia Auctions (Chester NJ)

Greg Glemser, President, Doylestown Gold Exchange and periodic What's It Worth Co-Host (Doylestown PA)

Mike Gribbon, Musical Instrument Expert, Alderfer Auction Company (Hatfield PA)

Ashley King, Clock & Watch Professional, The Clock Trader (Quakertown PA)

Michael Locati, Online Auction Specialist, Michael Locati Auctions (Maple Glen PA)

Michael Osacky, Baseball Card & Sports Memorabilia Expert, www.BaseballintheAttic.com (Chicago IL)

Karl Pass, Editor, Antiques & Auction News (Mount Joy PA)

Pennsylvania Auctioneers Association State Convention, Numerous Auctioneers from throughout the State of Pennsylvania (Harrisburg)

Lou Powers, WBCB Radio Personality and Vintage Record & Cinema Collector (Levittown PA)

Tom Rago, Author & Trenton NJ Potteries Expert, Rago Auction Company (Lambertville NJ)

Merrill Reese, The Voice of the Philadelphia Eagles (Levittown PA)

Harry Rinker, Author, Columnist, Radio Show Host, and Antiques & Collectibles Guru (Kentwood MI)

Ellen Schroy, Warman's Price Guide Editor and Glass Expert (Middletown DE)

John Sexton, Civil War Columnist, Journal of Antiques & Collectibles (North Palm Beach FL)

Peter Siebert, Columnist, Antiques & Auction News (Mount Joy PA)

Phil Sklar, Founder, National Bobblehead Museum (Milwaukee WI)

Kevin Smith, President, KDS Auctions (Allentown PA)

Blythe Stephenson, Insurance Expert, Liberty Mutual Insurance (Newtown PA)

Elizabeth Stewart, Author, "No Thanks Mom, I Don't Want Your Stuff" (Santa Barbara CA)

Shawn Surmick, Columnist, Antique & Auction News (Mount Joy PA)

Connie Swaim, Editor, Antiques Week Magazine (Knightstown IN)

Brett Weiss, Pop Culture Columnist, Antiques Week Magazine (Dallas TX)

Jim Wroda, Carnival Glass Auctioneer (Greenville OH)

2 Ways to Listen to the Show

Philadelphia Show:
WBCB 1490 AM on local Philadelphia radio or on the internet at: www.WBCB1490.com/live.php.

Listen to any of Mike's previous shows: click here and scroll to the bottom of page to view list.

Mike-the-Appraiser and Greg Glemser talk about Diamonds

Mike-the-Appraiser and Greg Glemser talk about Silver Plate

Philadelphia Protestant Home Gala
Mike & Sue Ivankovich
Clockwise from right: Sue & Mike Ivankovich;
Sue & Lou Powers; Matt & Rachel Mirro

Some of the WBCB Staff we work with

Jim Foxwell

Jackie Garber

Chris Ermer

Lou Powers

Rick Rickman

Review Article from the Lake Hopatcong (NJ) News
on Mike's recent "What's It Worth" presentation

Article from "Antiques & Auction News" trade paper

About Mike Ivankovich

Mike Ivankovich is an Author, Auctioneer, Appraiser, Antiques Dealer, Home Downsizing Specialist and Meeting Speaker with 35+ years experience helping people deal with their "Personal Property", i.e., their Antiques, Collectibles, and General Household Contents.

He has been a licensed and bonded Pennsylvania Auctioneer since 1994 and has conducted Auctions in 10 different states. He has served on the Board of Directors of the Pennsylvania Auctioneers Association and has been named "Pennsylvania's Auctioneer of the Year" by fellow Auctioneers.

As a professional Personal Property Appraiser he has earned both his Graduate and Master Personal Property Appraiser designations, and is USPAP-certified. An Antiques Dealer for more than 30 years, he is a Past President of the Bucks County Antiques Dealers Association. He has authored more than 20 books & eBooks in his areas of specialty and his columns have appeared in trade papers nationwide.

He is the author of the book "Home Downsizing in Four Easy Steps", and he has helped literally hundreds of area families downsize their homes. And he has spoken to groups too numerous to mention in the Greater Philadelphia area. Michael is married and resides in Doylestown (Bucks County) PA with his wife Susan, and they have eight children (4 children & 4 spouses) and four grand-children.

Download Recent Radio Shows

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Mike with Jim Foxwell at the WBCB radio studio

Mike with Lou Powers and Jim Foxwell at Attelboro Retirement Community

Put "Mike the Appraiser" to Work For You!


  • Antiques Road Shows: Mike can come to your next meeting or event and conduct a fun, informative and entertaining "What's It Worth?" Antiques Road Show-type program for your group or organization.
  • Let's Have an Auction…and You Keep All the Money: Mike can come to your next meeting or event and host your own Fundraising Auction. You bring in the items, Mike sells them to your group, and you keep all the money. It's an event your group will never forget.
  • Home Downsizing Presentations: Mike has an assortment of Home Downsizing presentations which can be tailored to your group's needs. For further details visit: www.michaelivankovichMEETINGSPEAKER.com


  • Mike has been a professional Fundraising Auctioneer for more than 20 years and he LOVES RAISING MONEY FOR GOOD CAUSES. Mike calls approximately 50 Fundraising Auctions per year and may be available to help you with your next event. You can learn more at: www.michaelivankovichFUNDRAISINGAUCTIONS.com


  • $195 House Contents Appraisals: Mike will come to your home, verbally appraise your Antiques, Collectibles and Household Contents, and recommend where you can sell them for as much as possible. For further details visit: www.michaelivankovichAPPRAISALS.com/IN-HOME.html

  • Written Appraisals for Most Personal, Business or Legal Needs: Mike is a GPPA (Graduate Personal Property Appraiser), an MPPA (Master Personal Property Appraiser), his appraisals are USPAP compliant, and include list below. For further details visit: www.michaelivankovichAPPRAISALS.com/
    • Probate and Estate Tax Appraisals
    • Insurance Replacement Cost & Claim Appraisals
    • Divorce & Domestic Appraisals
    • Equitable Distribution Appraisal
    • Life Planning Appraisals
    • Non-Cash Charitable Contribution Appraisals
    • Antiques, Collectibles & Collection Appraisals
    • Art and Jewelry Appraisals; more.

  • Let Mike Help Sell Your Gold & Silver Coins, Jewelry, Flatware, and Decorative Accessories. For further details visit: www.michaelivankovichAPPRAISALS.com/GOLD-SILVER.html
    • Mike will appraise your items … risk free … before you sell.
    • We'll provide you with a pre-sale estimate of value.
    • We'll search out the highest paying buyer and negotiate on your behalf.
    • We'll consummate the sale and deliver the proceeds to you.
    • And Mike will ALWAYS get more for your precious metals than you'll get on your own. Guaranteed.

  • Moving, Home Downsizing & Estate Services. For further details visit: www.michaelivankovichAPPRAISALS.com/DOWNSIZING.html
    • Mike can sort some or all of your house contents into "Sell", "Donate", and "Dispose" categories.
    • We can "Sell" the sellable items.
    • We can "Donate" the donatable items.
    • We can "Dispose" of all disposable items.
    • We can leave the home "Broom Clean" and ready for the Realtor or Painter.

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Michael Ivankovich Appraisals, GPPA, MPPA
Personal Property Appraiser

P.O. Box 1536 * Doylestown, PA 18901
Office: (215)-345-6094 * Cell: (215)-264-4304
eMail: info@MichaelIvankovich.com


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