ANTIQUE APPRAISAL DAY at the Westport Woman’s Club
The Westport Woman’s Club will offer the public an Antique Appraisal Day on Saturday, June 01, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm at the WWC clubhouse (44 Imperial Avenue, Westport, CT). Do you have a family heirloom or an old painting that your grandmother always said was valuable? A piece of jewelry or sterling that you have never had appraised? Are you the caretaker of an antique doll whose value is unknown? Bring them with you on June 01 and let a professional, experienced, and friendly specialist give you an on-site verbal appraisal. Event Chair, Deb Fratino, shares that the current market for certain items is highly desirable: men’s vintage wristwatches, mid-century art and furniture, Chinese jades, porcelains, and collectibles of many varieties to name a few. Larger items and furniture can be evaluated from photos. Numerous well-lit photos with approximate dimensions of the object, possibly a drawer, will allow the appraiser to be more precise. Please no postage stamps or stamp collections. For $25.00, you will receive a verbal appraisal for up to three items by the appropriate specialist for your item. If you have four or more items, these additional items may be appraised for an added fee of $10.00 each. This type of “verbal estimation of value” is similar to television shows featuring appraisals, like the well-known “Antiques Roadshow.” Bring your treasures, learn more of their history, and you may even be the lucky winner of a piece of jewelry (this year’s give away). The profits from this event will help support the many community service projects of the Westport Woman’s Club: Scholarship and Community Services Grants, Food Gift Certificates, the Food Closet, and Holiday Meal Programs. For more information on the WWC Antique Appraisal Day (June 01 from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm), please visit www.westportwomansclub.org or contact Deborah Fratino at firstname.lastname@example.org.