Gary Cox examines a piece during an earlier Antique Evaluation Day. Courtesy photo


Antique Evaluation Day puts a price on your treasures

By From page B6 | September 05, 2012

On Saturday, Sept. 8, antiques enthusiasts are invited to bring family treasures and garage sale finds for informal evaluation and identification during the 16th annual Antique Evaluation Day on Sutter Street in Folsom.

An impressive team of  volunteer appraisers, covering a wide range of specialties, will offer collectors a unique opportunity to learn more about their antiques and collectibles. Appraisers will draw on years of experience in providing an estimate of current market value as well as a verbal identification and evaluation of pieces. T

his year’s team of volunteer appraisers includes: Jim Alkons: Fine Paintings, Watercolors, Art On Paper;  Mark Baker: Paper Ephemera, Post Cards, Correspondence & Letters, Vintage Photos, Historical Documents & Stamp Collections; Gary Cox:  Paintings, Prints, Photographs, Furniture, Post Cards, Historical Documents & Political Items, “Generalist”; Silvia Fitzgerald: Art Glass, Porcelains, Sterling Silver, Original Paintings, “Generalist”; Robert Flaherty: Fire Arms, Military Memorabilia &  U.S. Coins; Jack Kohn: Sports Memorabilia, Sports Cards; Dawn Licker: Quilts; Oscar Lugo: Fine Jewelry & Heirloom Jewelry;  Nick Nicholson: Stringed Musical Instruments; Roman Oleynik: Clocks, Pocket Watches, Watches & Jewelry; Douglas Petok: Fine Jewelry, Diamonds and Genuine Gems, Gold and Platinum Jewelry; Kathe Puffer: American Indian baskets, Jewelry, Artifacts & Pottery; Emily Schell: “Generalist” and Greg Tracy: Military Memorabilia, Weapons.

This year’s Evaluation Day is made possible with support from The Folsom Telegraph,  The Folsom Chamber of Commerce, Folsom Lake Bank,  Karen’s Bakery and Café, Folsom Rotary Annes and The Rotary Club of Folsom.

There is no limit on the number of items that may be presented for evaluation. Photographs with dimensions of oversized items may be submitted for evaluation. Experienced museum volunteers ensure that collectors are promptly helped. Parking is free.

Event hours are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept 8. Cost of evaluation is a donation of $8 per item of $35 for five items. All proceeds from this fundraiser go to support programs of the museum.

The Folsom History Museum is located at 823 Sutter St., Folsom. For additional information call the Folsom History Museum at (916) 985-2707 or e-mail at [email protected] History





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