Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Lake Placid: Heritage Day Features Antique Appraisals

IM000953.JPGDo you have hidden treasure in your attic?  Do you have a family heirloom that you are unsure of the value?   The Lake Placid-North Elba Historical Society’s annual Heritage Day will be held on Saturday July 13th at The History Museum, 242 Station Street, in Lake Placid.

As part of that event former Adirondack Museum curator and local expert Ted Comstock will be available from 11:00-1:00 to provide an appraisal of antiques and collectibles and perhaps “fill in the blanks” for those unsure of the age and origin of their objects.

Cost for the appraisals will be $5 per item, with three items for $12.  Ted Comstock donates his time and expertise for this event, so 100% of the proceeds benefit operations at The History Museum.  The last time this was done over 50 objects were appraised, ranging from a children’s miniature tea set to a late 19th century solo canoe.  Items that can be appraised include furniture, china, glass and other home décor; camp items such as packbaskets, fishing tackle and snowshoes; photographs, books, prints and paintings.  Please, no stamps, coins, or jewelry.

“The last Antique Appraisal Day was a great event”, said Nancy Lynch, a member of the Lake Placid-North Elba Historical Society.  “All proceeds from the event support operation of the museum, and it was fascinating to observe the expertise and knowledge of Ted Comstock in providing the appraisals.”

In addition to antique appraisals Heritage Day will include music, book sale, children’s activities, a bake sale, and great values in the silent auction.  It will also be an opportunity for community members to see the new exhibit Developing our History, Finding our Family: The Stedman and Moses Collection of Historic Photographs and join or renew a membership in the Lake Placid-North Elba Historical Society.

For more information, please contact The History Museum at (518) 523-1608 or thehistorymuseum@verizon.net.

Photo:  Nancy Lynch has a set of fine leather bound books appraised.

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2 Responses

  1. Andy says:

    It would be cool to know whether the appraisals are confidential, or a “spectator sport” such as the Antiques Roadshow on TV. I’d love to listen in for a while if that is going to be accommodated!

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