Church group to sponsor Antiques, Collectibles Appraisal Fair Feb. 8

An Antiques and Collectibles Appraisal Fair will be held from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8.

The Mt. Moriah United Methodist Women will sponsor the 9th annual Antiques and Collectibles Appraisal Fair from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8.

No appointment is necessary to have your items appraised. Just bring them to the Sanctuary at the church and let one of four very qualified appraisers tell you about your items.

They will give you an honest opinion of what your items are worth and also will probably be able to give you a little history about it.

The cost is $5 per item or 6 items for $25

Again, this year, we are privileged to have Bob Branson, Mike Brandly, Dell Hull and Bill Rainy as our appraisers.

The following information will explain how the appraisal fair works:

Choose your oldest or most unusual items. Examples of objects to bring include things that have been in the family for generations or unusual items.

Bring pictures of large pieces of furniture. If the item is too large to transport to the fair, you can still get an informal appraisal by bringing pictures of the item.

Take pictures from every single angle, top, bottom, back, front, sides and interior details, such as a drawer.

Do some research first. To get the most out of the experts’ time, do your own research first, then you are able to ask more detailed questions.

Have reasonable expectations. With the popularity of such shows as the “Antiques Road Show,” some collectors get their hopes up. It is important not to have too high of expectations.

Take notes. You will receive a verbal appraisal only, so bring a notebook for jotting down information. Besides a dollar value, the appraiser can usually give you an overview on the history of the item.

Please note: The Appraisal Fair will again be held in the sanctuary instead of the fellowship hall.

Hope to see you at the “Fair.”