Antique Appraisal Day/ CANCELLED
This Event Has Been Cancelled for 2020
The Chatham Historical Society will host its 25th annual Antique Appraisal Day Saturday, March 28, from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the East Hampton Library Community Room, 105 Main Street.
There will be four appraisers on site. Verbal appraisals will be given on furniture, artwork, toys, glassware, china, musical instruments, military pieces, dolls, jewelry, quilts, as well European, Asian and Island items, and more.
There is a suggested donation of $6 per item for this event. This is a major fundraiser for the continual upkeep of the Chatham Historical Society Museum buildings and 1840 one room schoolhouse on Bevin Boulevard.
Light refreshments will be available. For more information call 860 267-8953.
The Chatham Historical Society only provides verbal evaluations in person at this event. If you are looking for an appraiser in your area, we have some suggestions to help you on your search. Look through your local yellow pages under “antiques,” “auctions” or “appraisers.” Inquire with other local antique collectors, or art museums to see if they have any suggestions or recommendations.
Buying And Selling Things
The goal of the Antique Appraisal Day is not to Buy and Sell Objects. The Historical Society, or the East Hampton Public Library cannot give specific advice on the buying and selling of objects. The best general advice we can give is to explore all your options. Dealers, auctioneers, online and even yard sales are all potential ways of selling or acquiring objects. All methods involve costs to sell; some involve costs to buy. Investigate costs, the type of objects being bought and sold and through research, make the choice that best suits your situation.
Databases and Online Auctions
Kovels offers a free subscription to its antiques price guide and two premium services, at $39 and $60 a year. Craigslist is useful for seeing what others are willing to pay for similar items. Prices on eBay give you a more global view, but the downside is that if you plan to sell there, you’ll probably get only the wholesale price.
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