Thursday, July 29, 2010

Shaw featured at the Regent Relics Roadshow

For the second year, the Durham Regent Community will host a Roadshow style appraisal fair for antiques and collectibles. The Regent Relics Roadshow (Appraisal Fair) will be held on Saturday, August 14th 2010 from 2:00 to 5:00 pm at 3007 Pickett Road, Durham, NC. I (Vicky Nash Shaw) will be one of the featured appraisers.

The cost per item valued is $15.00 for the first three items, and additional items are $10.00 each. Discount certificates for three items may be purchased in advance at the same location during normal business hours. Proceeds for this event will benefit the Shriners' Circus for children and will be also be used for children's school supplies. For more information, contact Becky Vollers @ 919-490-6224.

During the 2009 appraisal fair, the local community brought a wide range of items for valuation. Treasures included furniture, paintings, prints, clocks, WWI collectibles, porcelain, pottery, books, silver and dolls. What's hot in the market right now? Silver flatware and hollowware, gold items, Asian ceramics, and Chinese export silver and porcelain typically command strong values right now.

So, if a quick valuation meets your requirements, this Roadshow style appraisal fair is a good way to receive a general valuation. Time with the appraiser is limited, and no research will be done; however, if you just need general information and a value range, it’s a great way to receive a ballpark valuation for a reasonable donation. It is always a fun afternoon, as the residents of the Durham Regent Community are delightful. I hope to see you there!

(2009 Regent Relics Event.)

Vicky Nash Shaw, ISA CAPP
Certified Antique and Art Appraiser