Rochester-Avon Historical Society’s 30th Antique Appraisal Day is April 7

The Rochester-Avon Historical Society (RAHS) is hosting its 30th Antique Appraisal Day on Sunday, April 7 from 12 noon to 4:00 p.m. at the Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm, 1005 Van Hoosen Road, Rochester Hills, MI. Except for 2020 during the pandemic, RAHS has held this event annually for three decades.

This is RAHS’s biggest annual fundraiser and a popular community event. Nine local appraisers will be available to provide appraisals on antiques, including coins, toys, art, jewelry, furniture, musical instruments, and more.

Admission to the event is free. Attendees may bring up to five (5) items per person. For larger items such as furniture, photographs are best. There is a fee of $5 per appraised item. Cash only, please. Appraisers will provide verbal appraisals only. All items are appraised at fair market value. Selling and buying are not allowed at this event.

Attendees will also have the opportunity to win prizes from local businesses.

Antique Appraisal Day proceeds help historical education and local preservation efforts.


  • Randy Paul: sports memorabilia
  • Todd Fundaro (Flipside Records): vinyl albums, pop culture memorabilia, collectibles
  • Michael Wolk-Laniewski: dolls & teddy bears
  • Bill Pietrzyk: art, furniture, lighting, clocks, glassware, cast iron
  • Paul Haig (Haig’s of Rochester): fine jewelry, Eastern art, watches
  • Greg Zemsta: arms & weapons
  • David Arnowitz: books, first editions, manuscripts, periodicals (no newspapers, postcards or magazines after 1960)
  • Robert Wilson: stringed instruments
  • Jeff Kowalski: coins

For more information, call 248-266-5440, send an email to, or visit RAHS’ website at

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