Discover What Your Treasures are Worth at Annual Antique Appraisal Day

It’s time once again to find out what your treasured heirlooms and antiques are worth at the Rochester-Avon Historical Society’s Annual Antique Appraisal Day on Sunday, March 1 from noon until 4 p.m. at the Rochester Community House, 816 Ludlow.

Appraiser and local jewelry and antique art expert Paul Haig examines pocket watches at the 2014 Appraisal Day event sponsored by the Rochester Avon Historical Society

Appraiser and local jewelry and antique art expert Paul Haig examines pocket watches at the 2014 Appraisal Day event sponsored by the Rochester Avon Historical Society

Local antiques appraisers have offered to donate their time and expertise in books, manuscripts, first editions, coins, clocks, glass, pottery, collectibles, china, lighting, lamps, furniture, guns, military items, antique weapons, dolls and related items, teddy bears, costume & fine jewelry, Eastern Art, engravings, needlepoint, art (oils, prints, pastels), traditional toys (Hot Wheels, action figures, electric trains, board games) and, new this year, stringed instruments, including violin, cello, bass, banjo, mandolin, ukulele, electric and acoustic guitars, the press release stated.

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. Only cash payments will be accepted.

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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