Rochester-Avon Historical Society Hosts 21st Annual Antique Appraisal Day at the Rochester Community House

Have you ever wondered what that old dresser is worth or who painted Grandma’s beautiful oil painting? If you have antique treasures or family heirlooms that you’ve long wondered about, bring them to the Rochester-Avon Historical Society’s 21st Annual Antique Appraisal Day on Sunday, March 2 from noon until 4 p.m. at the Rochester Community House, 816 Ludlow, and have them professionally appraised.

Local jeweler and antique art expert Paul Haig (seated) appraises a drawing at the 2013 Antique Appraisal Day. Courtesy of the Rochester-Avon Historical Society. Photo by Leslie Mack.

Local jeweler and antique art expert Paul Haig (seated) appraises a drawing at the 2013 Antique Appraisal Day. Courtesy of the Rochester-Avon Historical Society. Photo by Leslie Mack.

There are more appraisers this year who have offered to donate their time and expertise in traditional toys (including Hot Wheels, action figures, electric trains and board games), Native American art and artifacts, African art, folk art, photography, books, manuscripts, coins, clocks, glassware, pottery, china, lighting, furniture, guns, military items, teddy bears, dolls, collectibles, jewelry, Eastern art, paintings, prints and much more. With additional appraisers this year, the wait times will be reduced and with all of that expertise, you’re sure to discover important information about your antique treasures and collectibles.

All items are appraised at fair market value. For larger items that cannot be transported, bring photographs that show the piece you want appraised and any of the item’s detail that may be helpful to the appraiser.

Admission is free. Appraisals for items appraised at less than $20 are free. Appraisals (verbal only) for items appraised at over $20 are $5 per item. Limit five items per person please.

This event is open to everyone. Proceeds benefit the Rochester-Avon Historical Society’s mission to help preserve, collect and interpret the history of the greater Rochester area for present and future generations.

For more information visit rochesteravonhistoricalsociety.org or call 248-375-0084.

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  1. Marie Kuchenmeister says:

    Would there be anyone to help in archival? I have a suitcase full of WWII letters from my grandfather and want to preserve them. Thanks!

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