Date: Wednesday, March 4, 2020
Time: 6:00pm - 8:30pm
Location: Crowne Plaza, 66 Hale Avenue, White Plains

RSVP due NO LATER THAN, WEDNESDAY, February 26, 2020.
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About the Program

Specialists from Doyle Auctioneers & Appraisers will be our guests at the March 4th dinner to present on valuing estate art and antiques.  They will evaluate items that have been pre-submitted by EPCWC members. 

Doyle invites you to submit your autograph, rare book, silver or jewelry item 
by March 1st to Kathy.brackenridge@doyle.com 
or call 212-427-4141 ext. 211.
You will be contacted if your item is selected for the public discussion.

Doyle’s appraisers will include:
Peter Costanzo, SVP Estate & Appraisal Services and Director of Rare Books, Autographs, Maps & Photographs 
Martha Garcia, F.G.A. Jewelry Specialist 
Todd Sell, Silver Specialist 
Kathy Brackenridge, CT & Westchester Representative

About the Specialists

Peter Costanzo
SVP/Executive Director, Books, Autographs & Photographs / Coins, Bank Notes & Postage Stamps / Estate & Appraisal Services | Books & Autographs Photographs Coins, Bank Notes & Postage Stamps

212-427-4141, ext 248
Information & Appointments

Peter Costanzo joined Doyle as a Director in the Rare Books Department in 2010. Born into an auction family, Mr. Costanzo has been surrounded by auctions his entire life. While at Reed College in Portland, Oregon, he completed his Art History thesis on the Civil War photography of Mathew Brady and Alexander Gardner. Mr. Costanzo continued his education at Sothebys Institute in New York, earning a Masters Degree in American Fine and Decorative Arts, and he wrote his dissertation on the Civil War paintings of American artist Eastman Johnson. Joining Bloomsbury Auctions in 2007, he rose through the ranks from Junior Cataloguer to Specialist and conducted thirty sales as Principal Auctioneer. A rare book specialist with a focus on Americana, Mr. Costanzo seeks quality consignments in that field, along with literature, manuscripts, original illustration art, private press and fine bindings. Additionally, he participates in fundraising auction events and lectures frequently on Americana and Rare Book Collecting.


Martha Garcia
Appraiser, Jewelry Department | Jewelry

212-427-4141, ext 262
Information & Appointments

Martha Garcia joined Doyle in 2015 is an Appraiser in the Jewelry Department. She is responsible for appraising the jewelry property of estates and contributes to collecting and cataloguing property to be offered in Doyle’s many jewelry auctions annually.

Prior to joining Doyle, Mrs. Garcia was Research Laboratory Technician specializing in colored diamonds at the Gemological Institute of America from 2012 through 2015. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Geological Science from The University of Texas at Austin and obtained her gemology certificate as a Fellow of the Gemmological Association of Great Britain.


Todd Sell
Vice President, Silver, Furniture & Decorations

212-427-4141, ext 269
Information & Appointments

Todd Sell is a silver specialist and a general appraiser of works of art and furniture at Doyle New York, and a Vice President in the firm.  He works directly with Doyle New York’s Trusts & Estates Department and coordinates and catalogues the popular Doyle At Home auctions.
With almost twenty years in the business, Mr. Sell started his career in the Trust and Estates Department of Christie’s Toronto before moving to New York to head the Silver Department at Christie’s East. After seven years, Mr. Sell joined one of the world’s largest silver and Asian art galleries in New York City, where he spent over ten years assisting private clients in building their collections, as well as working with international auction houses and dealers in buying and selling silver, Asian and European works of art. In addition, Mr. Sell appraised collections for private individuals, which allowed him to work closely with clients across the United States.
An active member of the New York Silver Society, Mr. Sell was also a founding member of the Canadian Silver Society. He holds a degree in History from Queen’s University in Kingston, Canada.


Kathy Brackenridge
CT & Westchester Representative

212-427-4141, ext 211
Information & Appointments


Kathy Brackenridge regularly meets with collectors, fiduciaries, heirs and curators throughout the state to discuss the appraisal of property and its subsequent sale in our New York salerooms to our international client base.

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Tilapia Francese
Sautéed Boneless Breast of Chicken with Wild Mushroom Demi Glaze

COST:  (Includes parking)
Members - no charge
Guest reservation - $100.00

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