Michelle Staley joined Discovery Publications Inc., in June 2013. Discovery Publications was founded in 1974 and evolved into the Midwest’s premier publication reporting and promoting the antiques and collectibles trade along with informing readers of the region’s numerous historic sites and museums. Our flagship publication, Discover Vintage America, is distributed in 8-plus states and has been called a “bible” for antique consumers and antique dealers. Each issue is filled with information on antique shows, craft shows, how to care for antiques and other useful information about the trade. Michelle is a big part of our commitment to inform our readers and support our advertisers.
Michelle’s first column for Discover Vintage America appeared in the July 2013 issue. She immediately got our readers’ attention. Michelle’s experience, confidence and skill at putting her knowledge into words was evident and she enjoys a growing readership, so much so that we decided to bring Michelle’s talent and experience even more to the forefront. This website and its appraisal function are part of that process of informing the curious antique lover of what they have.
Also, Michelle goes on the road. She holds antique appraisals at antique shows, antique malls and shops, and at meeting of historical societies throughout the region. (See the Events page) These events are extremely popular and Michelle’s interaction with people and the knowledge she conveys in a most personable way, leaves people more informed in the most pleasant of ways.
We want users of this website to know that Michelle Staley does the best for you and the antique trade.