Have you ever been curious about the value of your antiques? Do you enjoy watching the increasing number of television programs where they assess the value of collectibles? Well now you can discover the value of your heirlooms while helping a local non-profit at the same time. This Saturday February 12, 2011 Interfaith Social Services is holding an Antique Appraisal Show at Kelley Auctions in Holbrook from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. Professional appraisers will be available to determine the value of coins, stamps, dolls, collectibles, art, lamps, attic treasures, and much more.
The focal point of this interactive fundraiser is The Show, which begins at 3:00pm. For the first two hours participants will have their antiques appraised while enjoying live music courtesy of Braintree High School’s string quartet. While the items are being appraised a few will be selected to be a part of a presentation reminiscent of PBS’ hit “Antiques Road Show.”
“Everyone knows how popular antiquing television shows have become”, said Interfaith’s executive director Rick Doane. “Saturday is going to be a lot of fun; a few of the people coming to get their items appraised will actually get to feel like they are on a TV show that they may have been watching for years. We hope that the format of Saturday’s event will inspire more people to attend, have a good time; and ultimately help local families who are struggling to make ends meet.”
Last year Interfaith Social Services provided food, clothing, counseling and emergency assistance to over 30,000 South Shore residents.
“As a non-profit organization we depend on donations,” said Doane. “Most times all that we have to offer in return is a heartfelt, thank you. Through the generosity of Kelley Auctions and other local sponsors, this event will allow us to provide a service to donors in addition to thanking them for supporting the various programs we offer to the community.”
In addition to live music, there will be a number of raffles as well as baked goods and other appetizing selections available for purchase. The event is open to the public. Ticket prices are $30 for three items; $25 for two items; and $15 for one item. General admission for the show is $10. Participants are asked to bring photographs of large items, not the actual piece.
Tickets will be available at door, but may be purchased beforehand at: www.interfaithsocialservices.org.