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Antique Appraisal Fundraiser

Submitted by on March 8, 2010 – 8:08 pm2 Comments

Antique Appraisal Fundraiser

Silver Lake American Legion Club

241 Main Street West– Silver Lake, MN

Sunday, March 21st  1-3 P M 

Dust off your family treasures and flea market finds, its time for our Annual McLeod County Historical Society Antique Appraisal Fundraiser.  Our appraisal program has become such a big success over the past few years that the Museum hopes to attract more McLeod County residents to the program by moving the program around the county.  It’s our own version of Antiques Road Show. 

Over the past three years we have held the program in Hutchinson, Glencoe, Winsted, Biscay, and now this year we will be in Silver Lake, MN at the Silver Lake American Legion Club. 

The appraisal program is narrated by Silver Lake business woman and auctioneer Kathy Krone.  Kathy not only aids in appraising items, but picks out key items of value and/or  interest and explains what makes the item valuable, rare, or just really neat.  Kathy has many years of experience and has seen just about everything walk through her auction house doors.  Kathy will be joined by

appraisers Lynn Buck and Guste Blad.  Lynn lives in Hutchinson, MN and

specializes in quilts, textiles, china, glass, and flatware.  Guste, who resides in Hector, MN, focuses on antique toys, metal signs, agricultural tools and manufacturing

implements.  Although our appraisers deal in antiques, auctions, and collectables, not all items can always be evaluated the day of the auction, as they are not experts in all areas.  If your items do not fit into one of the categories listed above, just give us a call or send us an e-mail and we will let you know if your item or items can be

appraised at the event.

 An appraisal costs just $7, per item, to be evaluated.  You can choose to have the item shown as a part of the program, or evaluated privately.  If you have more than one item that you would like to have appraised, you can save some money with three items costing just $15. 

Even if you don’t have an item, this program is a fun and

educational way to learn more about area antiques, local history, and even have the chance to bid on the item you just learned more about.  Admission is just $2 for adults; children

under the age of 12 are free.  Admission is free if you pay

for an item or items to be appraised.


  • Dan Hedlund says:

    I went to Silverlake High School untill 1967, I graduated from Cokato High School in 1968. While I was at Silverlake I got to be friends with the janitor – maintance man. and used to sneak down to his area in basement of school and talk to him. On the wall of his shop was a old clock a wall clock with a pendulam. On the fase of the clock were two brass rings outside of the time numbers. He said that it was the old school clock that ran the school bells many years ago the brass rings had contacts that when the hands of clock touched the bells would ring. I bought the clock from him and still have it. When I first got it it did not work, and it just hung on wall of house for a couple of years. A cousen of mine owned a maching shop and had sold it. He was board and wanted to try to make it work. So I let him work on it he fixed it and it works to today!!

    Is there some way I could get it appraised? I could email you several pictures if I had a place to send them


  • Lori says:

    Sorry Dan, we do not do appraisals for items, but we do have a program we do each year called Antique Appraisal. We bring in Appraisers that can give you an estimate on value and condition. We do this every spring in March, watch our site for next years date and location.

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