If you’ve ever found a record player in your grandma’s garage, picked up a cool-looking set of antique silverware at a yard sale, or found a bulky, pink and sea foam green retro lamp at a thrift store and thought, “I bet this is worth more than I’m paying for it,” now is your chance to find out.
The first annual Antique Appraisal Show and Sale is Sunday, April 22 to Heritage Square from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Antique cars will be on display and antique dealers will be selling items in addition to the opportunity to have your antique items appraised. Who knows, maybe that old Civil War soldier figurine you got from your great-aunt Alice is worth more than you think.
Admission to the event is free but there is a $20 appraisal fee per item with a limit of two items per person. Rosson House Museum members will receive a $5 discount per item. Tickets for the appraisal sitting can be purchased in advance here.
Professional appraiser, Sean Morton, has been around fine art and antiques since childhood. He began buying and selling at a young age and in 1993 formed Morton Appraisals to provide verbal and written appraisals on fine art and antiques. The business is a member of the Antique Appraisal Association of America and The Manuscript Society. Morton will be assessing those old antiques and family keepsakes that may (or may not) seem valuable to the untrained eye.
The nearby Rosson House Museum, a two story brick Victorian mansion dating back to 1895, will be open for tours at the regular price.