Antique Appraisal Day 2022
Saturday, March 26th from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
26th Annual Antique Appraisal Day
Saturday, March 26 from 9:00 to 1:00 at the East Hampton Town Hall Conference Room, located at One Community Drive.
There will be three appraisers, some in person and some virtual. There is a $6 per item suggested donation and no appointment is needed. This is a fund raiser for the continual maintenance of the Society’s two museum buildings and 1840 one room schoolhouse. Masks must be worn and chairs will be spaced 6′ from each other.
Please call the Chatham Historical Society directly if there is any doubt of a storm related cancellation.
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.
Bring in your antiques or bring pictures of your antiques. Come discover what your treasures are worth. Everyone is welcome even if you don’t have any antiques, come watch others bring in their antiques and discover what they are worth.
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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