Dwight and Christy Schannep, mall owners and accredited appraisers. To learn more about our appraisal services, click www.americanheirloomappraisers.com
Dwight grew up in Tucson. As a young rock collector, Dwight's first antique was a lawyer's stacking bookcase that his grandmother bought him to display his collection. After he graduated from Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree in 1984, his hobby became collecting, restoring, and re-selling antiques.
As qualified and experienced appraisers, both Dwight and Christy have been trained and tested in appraisal theory, principles, procedures, ethics, and law. They have extensive education and testing in the areas of antiques, residential contents, and fine art. They both have additionally been trained and tested in the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice through the American Association of Appraisers.
The American Antique Mall is popular with local, national, and international shoppers. The world's largest gem and mineral show comes to Tucson each February. As a result, the American Antique Mall welcomes customers, year after year, from every corner of the world. Many celebrities visiting Tucson's health resorts, or filming movies, have been known to frequent the American Antique Mall. Our reputation was established, early on, for specializing in quality items from quality antique dealers.
Where we've been: A photo gallery
Christy Schannep at Elephant's Trunk Antiques (in operation 1990-1993).
Elephant's Trunk Antiques
Christy during our moving sale, getting ready for re-opening at the Antique Mall
Vacant Realty Office Building - Future site of American Antique Mall Summer of 1993
American Antique Mall awning being erected in the summer of 1993
Christy Schannep, co-owner, taking a break during the major remodel of summer of 1993
Grand Opening crowd gathers at the front doors of the "new" American Antique Mall August 31, 1993
Welcoming the crowd: Evie Oxman to the left, Helen Schannep and Kelly Rose
Mall owners Dwight and Christy Schannep proudly cut the Grand Opening Ribbon
Pat Nash (left), Rick Rosenthal (center) and mall dealer Alan Fleischer (Green shirt)
Dwight's mother Helen and Dwight's wife Christy on Grand Opening Day
Mall dealer Jeannine Tucker (in black) and Phyllis Guibor (customer turned Employee)
Christy enjoys a moment with mall dealer Joel Thall on Grand Opening Day
Christy, Dwight, and Dwight's Mother Helen Schannep on Grand Opening Day
American Antique Mall dealer Emerson Clark proudly shows off his new booth
Future American Antique Mall dealer Bob Culver with Dwight on Grand Opening Day
Dwight explains antique furniture construction to customers on Grand Opening Day
Hank (far left) looking for fishing equipment on Grand Opening Day
Customer and future American Antique Mall dealer Fred Zwig on the far right
Customer Eldon Braun looking for fountain pens on Grand Opening Day.
Christy made it through the Grand Opening Day!
Front view of the newly opened American Antique Mall winter 1993
Front view of the American Antique Mall (two decades later) 2013
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