Brookdale Senior Living in Tennessee held an ‘Antiques in your Attic’ event recently, as an alternative entertainment for residents of the facility.
The appraisers were staff from Jeannie’s Attic, who carefully appraised each item with which they were presented. A number of collectors attended the event, along with residents of Brookdale Senior Living. Some of the objects presented to the appraisers had sentimental value, like the 25-year-old doll which had belonged to the sister of Joan Landry.
A candleholder made of porcelain was valued at $200, while other pieces included a military emblem from Germany and a clock. Illustrations of the Crusades dating back to 1875 and consisting of two books caused the most excitement, while being valued between $1,000 and $1,200. Jolie Nantz, one of the appraisers was amazed by the discovery, especially as the binding of the books was still intact.
There were no sales or purchases made at the event, although some of the collectors were surprised at the value of their items. Pauline Wesley, a resident of Gainesville, had brought in some items she had discovered several years earlier. To her delight, the items were valued at a reasonable price which meant she could have her car repaired.
Antiques represent far more than just monetary value to some collectors, like those who specialise in antique furniture. Memories and history are rewarding in themselves. For people who love the stories behind some items, there are antique dealers in Preston who have items like antique marquetry furniture on display.
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