Last year we had an appraisal fair that was a great success! We saw a lot of really unique items. Some the owners knew what they had, others were just chancing it! Either way, bring your antiques down!
The cost is $10 an item (3 for $25) and it really is a small amount when you think about the years of experience the appraisers bring to the table. Most have dedicated their lives to antique buying, collecting and selling and not only are they knowledgeable about book value, but also how it fits into the styles and trends of today. Something may have inherent value based on age, quality, rarity etc., but different items become popular for home decor or novelty. Thus they are elevated in value for a relatively shorter period of time. mid-century furniture for example, has become wildly popular, even though it is only 60-70 years old.
If you have any questions about the fair, please call our store at 480-833-4844 and ask for Greg! See you next Saturday!