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September 2, 2013 - Filed under: History of Antiques — David

An antiques appraisal with a difference will be held on 14th September in Redlands, California. The Antiques Appraisal 101 Party for the Necklace will be hosted by Caroline Laymon to raise money for a number of projects.

The event will feature Laymon appraising items that have been brought along by guests, but will also feature information so that visitors can learn how to appraise their own items. Laymon collects antiques and, although she is now an antiques dealer, she mainly sells items on eBay, with many of her pieces being discovered in the various local thrift stores.

Guests at the appraisal event will learn how to differentiate a genuine antique from a reproduction. They will also discover the secret behind valuing items they find at yard sales, thrift stores and in cupboards at home. A handful of items brought along by guests at the event will be appraised by Laymon, followed by the opportunity for visitors to evaluate some items. Those who are closest to the actual value will be awarded a prize, which is yet to be announced.

The Redlands Conservancy Parties for the Necklace raise funds for the Emerald Necklace projects. To be sure of an accurate valuation of an antique, people are advised to seek out a professional appraiser – especially for items like antique chests. Cumbria has a number of reputable antiques dealers who are all qualified and can distinguish between an original piece of furniture and a reproduction piece.

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