Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Treasures Appraised at Antique Faire



Is it ‘a hit’ or ‘a miss’? Now is the time to find out just what you are harboring under your roof. Sort out your family possessions – that ugly painting Uncle Charlie left you – that peculiar piece of china you got as a wedding present – the gaudy piece of jewelry someone brought you from Europe – who knows what it’s really worth? Perhaps you have inadvertently been storing an antique treasure without realizing it. Here’s how you can find out: on February 6, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the New Museum Complex on Heathwood Drive, The Marco Island Historical Society is holding a repeat of its very successful version of the PBS Antiques Roadshow – Appraisal Faire.

Appraisers Dr. Wes Cowan, Nan Chisholm, and Ken Farmer along with experts Bill and Barbara Meek and Grace Alter will estimate the worth of your art, books, cut glass and jewelry.

Items are limited to three per person, of a size that can be carried. There is a charge of $10 per item for Marco Island Historical Society members and museum contributors – $15 to the general public.

While you wait, enjoy food, beverages, and live music.

All proceeds will benefit the MIHS Museum Fund. For more information call (239) 394-6917.

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