WARREN — Get your antiques ready.
The Warren Historical & Genealogical society will host their fourth-annual antiques appraisal fundraiser from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. May 17 at the Warren Community Center.
Organizers said it’s the perfect opportunity to find out what those old items tucked away in the basement or garage — or even some things proudly displayed in the living room — are worth for just $5 per item, with the proceeds going to benefit the society.
“We usually do at least 300 appraisals: vintage toys, jewelry, art, pottery, paintings, glassware, musical instruments and so forth,” said Madelyn Zamora, secretary of the Warren Historical & Genealogical Society. “There are so many different things.”
Experienced appraisers will volunteer their time and use their expertise to put a price on items that are brought in for examination. Larger items, like pieces of furniture, can be appraised if photos are provided, and Zamora suggested including photographs of any attached labels and tags.
Sue Keffer, treasurer of the Warren Historical & Genealogical Society, said the appraisal fair can raise up to $2,000 for the group.
This year, the society will sell its duplicate Hummel figurines and plates. The duplicates were included in a collection donated last year by Francis Scripter and will be sold as a bonus fundraiser with Scripter’s permission.
“We do have quite a few Hummels,” Keffer said, adding that the pieces would go for prices “closer to what eBay says than what the book says,” considering the current market for collectibles.
Still, Zamora said some of the more rare duplicate Hummel pieces could fetch up to $500.
Antique firearms should be left at home. Stamps and coins are also excluded from the appraisal, and there is a maximum of six items per person.
The appraisal fair will be held in the cafeteria on the east side of the Warren Community Center, located at 5460 Arden, south of 14 Mile Road and west of Mound.
For more information, call (586) 268-8400.
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