Annual Antique Appraisal Fundraiser-03/20/2016

Picture1Antique Appraisal Fundraiser

Sunday, March 20th 2-4 PM
Museum Educational Media Center
$7 Per Appraisal Item – $15 for 3 Appraisal Items – $3 Admission without Appraisal

It’s time for our Annual Antique Appraisal Fundraiser, so dust off those family treasurers and bring them in to learn just how much they are worth. This year we are excited to have Glen Kashuba, local coin buyer and collector join our appraisal team. Glen brings an expertise in U.S. and foreign coins, tokens, sports memorabilia, celebrities’ autographs, post cards, movie posters, old toys and much more! The appraisal program will be narrated by Antique dealer and long time appraiser Lynn Buck. Lynn specializes in quilts, textiles, china, glass, flatware, jewelry and collectibles of all kinds. She also deals in antique furniture, decorative art, flatware and housewares.
Not sure if we can appraise your item? Just give us a call 320-587-2109. We can advise you on the values of most items, but if we cannot appraise your piece, we can provide contact information for other appraisers.
Each year you bring us your family heirlooms, collectibles and garage sale finds that our well trained appraisers identify and give a market value for, but many guests want to know how they can preserve their antique treasures as well. Museum Director Lori Pickell-Stangel will be giving advice on how to handle, store, and display items, as well as recommending preservation products for photos, documents, quilts and antique textiles.
An appraisal costs just $7 per item, or $15 for three items. You can choose to have the item shown as a part of the program or evaluated privately. After your appraisal you can get preservation advice on the care and handling of your antique, to insure it is preserved for generations to come. Even if you don’t have an item to be appraised, this program is a fun and educational way to learn more about antiques and how to care for them. Admission is just $3 to watch and learn and we hope to see you at the Antique Appraisal!

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