UA-8412995-1 The Southport Globe: Pequot Library hosts appraisal day Oct.19th

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Pequot Library hosts appraisal day Oct.19th


SOUTHPORT, Conn. – Visitors to the Pequot Library’s 17th Annual Art Show Weekend Oct. 19 have a chance to learn what their own art and antiques are worth with an appraisal by specialists from Heritage Auctions, the world’s largest collectibles auctioneer. The appraisal event is part of the library’s weekend celebration featuring works by local artists in all mediums.
Appraiser specialists visiting the library will consider any type of art, antique or collectible from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Oct. 19, at 720 Pequot Ave., Southport, Conn. 06890. The cost is $20 per piece with online registration or $25 per piece at the door with all proceeds benefiting the library. Specialists will be located in the Auditorium/Concert Hall, The Perkin Gallery and Reading Room; advance registration encouraged at pequotlibrary.org.
Previous Heritage Appraisal Day events have uncovered numerous fine art and collectibles nationwide that later proved to be a windfall for their owners. Just last month a visitor learned a ‘junk painting’ is actually Siberian Girl (No. 14) 1922 by Leon Gaspard - a very desirable Russian-born artist who spent his most productive years in America. The painting - that no one in her family particularly liked – sold or $118,750 at auction last year.
The discoveries don’t stop there: Last year, a woman learned her family’s bead-decorated mirror frame was actually a valuable mosaic which later sold for $35,000; in Birmingham, Ala., Heritage experts discovered a rare map of Texas that sold for $149,000 at auction; and a Neoclassical English silver urn, made by master silversmith Paul Storr, brought $22,500 to its unsuspecting owner after it was identified on a Saturday afternoon.
The appraisal event at the Pequot Library will feature Heritage’s world-renowned specialists offering evaluation to area residents. The general public is invited to bring up to three items – in most cases – for verbal appraisal by our specialists. Parking is complimentary during the hours of the event.
The specialists scheduled to appear will offer expertise in categories including: Fine & Decorative Arts, Silver & Vertu, Modern and Contemporary Art, Rare Coins & Currency, Fine Jewelry & Timepieces, Civil War, Americana & Political, Comics & Comic Art, Rare Books & Manuscripts, Music & Entertainment Memorabilia, Sports Collectibles, Vintage Movie Posters, and Designer Handbags.

For more information on the library’s 17th Annual Art Show Weekend Appraisal Day, please contact Karen Linder at 203-259-0346 ext. 12 or linder@pequotlibrary.org. Please visit Pequot Library.org to register in advance.

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