Appraisal Day and Open House: Do you have something you think might be valuable?

Come to Smith Auction for a free Appraisal Day and Open House

Everyone has something they think might be worth something. It could be an old print or photo. It could be a painting. It could be the pearls that have been sitting in your jewelry box. It could be the set of sterling salt and pepper shakers that haven't come out of the pantry in 8 years. It could be that Liberty Head gold dollar coin your grandfather gave you 30 years ago. It could be that vintage sewing table that's been in the basement forever.

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A woman once brought in a Victorian style pin she thought was a piece of costume jewelry - it turned out that the diamonds and sapphires were real. It sold for $5,500.

Gather your special things together and bring them down to William A. Smith Auction gallery in Plainfield on Wednesday, April 18 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. There will 5 professional appraisers as well as the auction house staff available to help you figure out what your item is worth. There will be appraisers who specialize in coins, books and ephemera, Sterling silver, jewelry, furniture, fine art and paintings. If you'd like a piece of furniture appraised, bring photos and make sure to take photos of the drawer sides or bottoms or backs - this helps the experts date the items.

If you want, you can consign your item or items to be sold by auction then and there.

At 12:00 noon, the auction house staff will deliver a quick overview of how auctions work, what you should do if you want to bid, what it means when an item is sold, etc.  And light refreshments will be available.

Don't miss this free opportunity to have your treasures valued by the experts!

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