Is that relic gathering dust in your attic a one-in-a-million treasure or a run-of- the-mill trinket? Find out on Saturday, Feb. 11, when evaluation experts host an Antiques Appraisal Roadshow at the Global Village Museum of Arts and Cultures.
Daniel Geary, owner of Lone Tree Antiques and Fine Art in Eaton, has collected, appraised, and sold fine American antiques and artwork for over 24 years. For 15 years, Geary has conducted some 50 roadshows in Colorado. He is joined by his daughter, Kelly, and expert gemologist Morgan Sonsthagen, owner of Morgan Sonsthagen Jewelry Design in Denver.
“An appraisal provides you with an accurate picture of what your items are worth,” said Geary. “We are skilled researchers in finding the data used to determine the market value of your property. We have handled many items and collections and have broad experience to accurately assess your important possessions.”
From 10-3 pm, the specialists appraise items and educate about the appraisal process and trends in the market. Reservations are encouraged: (970) 221-4600. Walkins are accepted, but wait times are expected. The cost is $5 per item, limit of three per person. All proceeds benefit the Museum.
Items welcomed for appraisal include books, musical instruments, radios, furniture (photos of large pieces), pottery, jewelry, watches, clocks, gems, coins, toys, American Indian items, saddles and horse tack, Civil War or military history items, photographs, paintings, prints, stained glass, weapons (firearms, swords, knives), textiles (quilts, samplers, clothing), and historical documents. Items that cannot be appraised are oriental or exotic material andart from other countries, in which translation is required.
With four galleries and a Museum Shop, the Global Village Museum is located at 200 West Mountain Ave., Fort Collins. Hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 11-5 pm. For information call (970) 221-4600 or visit globalvillagemuseum.org/.