Thursday, May 30, 2013

Antiques Appraisal

If you're a fan of Antiques Roadshow, come to the Library on June 10th for "Antiques Appraisal" with Solomon/Jones and Wickliff Auctioneers. Last year, we saw a wide variety of items and heard fascinating stories of how they came to be in the possesion of their owners. Family heirlooms, treasures from long-ago travels, a knickknack purchased in an antique shop or in a garage sale...the tales were varied and entertaining and most if not all of the items had one thing in common: an abundance of sentimental value. 

You may bring up to three antiques including artwork, ceramics, glassware, jewelry, textiles and decorative objects (if the item is large, such as a piece of furniture, a clear photograph will do). Ben Solomon of Solomon/Jones and Darin Lawson of Wickliff Auctioneers will give you an estimation of the value of each item, and Mr. Solomon is a wealth of information about the origins and history of all sorts of materials --listening to him is a treat. Afterward, check out the collection of books about antiques and price guides at the Library.

Don't have any antiques to bring but want to come and listen to the stories? Sign up for a Spectator-Only seat and join us for the fun. "Antiques Appraisal" is an adult program and registration is required, so sign up today, dust off that old vase or grab a spoon from your great aunt's silverware set, and we'll see you at the Library.

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