Chester’s Antiques Roadshow

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Chester’s Own “Antiques Roadshow” on Nov. 7.  Hope you have some valuable treasures in your attic or jewelry box? Need to do some weeding out? Want to know what’s worth hanging onto?

Get the answers on Saturday, Nov. 7, when the Chester Historical Society holds its 12th Antiques & Jewelry Appraisal at St. Joseph’s Parish Center, 48 Middlesex Avenue (Rte. 154) in Chester, from 8:30 a.m. to noon.

Over the years, people from all over the state have learned that Chester Historical Society’s annual appraisal event offers what they need – many knowledgeable and professional appraisal experts, an easily accessed venue and helpful and friendly volunteers. This year will be no different. The 11 appraisal experts will see everything from jewelry (both vintage costume and gems), watches and clocks, silver, artworks, books, ephemera, tools, musical instruments, coins, stamps, glassware to quilts and textiles and furniture from every century. They are: Douglass Bjorn, Jeffrey Cooley of Cooley Gallery, Garry Craig of The Timekeeper, Orville Haberman of CT River Books, Paul Indorf of CT Jewelry Appraisers, Norman and Linda Legassie of Stepping Stones Antiques, Steve Lutar of Guilford Coin Exchange, Peggy Maraschiello of Riverwind Antiques, John Newman (glass), and Gay Sherman Weintz (vintage costume jewelry). Bring up to three separate items to be appraised. Verbal appraisals will cost $10 for the first item; $20 for two items; or $25 for three items. All proceeds will benefit the programs and museum of the Society. There is ample parking and handicapped access, and seats for while you wait. Have questions? Call 860-558-4701 or emailChesterCTHistoricalSociety@gmail.com.