Monday, March 27, 2006

Art Appraisal Day - Benefit for Historical Society of Sarasota County

From the Historical Society:

March 30, 2006
10am to 6pm at the Sarasota Municipal Auditorium

Have an old curio sitting around the house and your wondering, “hey, I wonder how much I can get for this?” Receive an odd inheritance from your great uncle Clarence and you wonder if it is worth anything more than sentimental value?

Well, take that curious curio to the Antique Appraisal Day for a rare opportunity to have your treasures appraised by top professionals in their fields.

Masters of Ceremony Bruce Crissy of Crissy Galleries and Harold Bubil, Real Estate Editor for the Sarasota Herald Tribune

11 seasoned professionals in antique and curio appraisal will be on hand,Thursday March 30th from 10am to 6pm at the Sarasota Municipal Auditorium, to determine if you have a treasure or just a weird white elephant.

Expertise includes fine arts, Asian arts, books, 18th century, architectural salvage, nautical, fans, American Indian, coins, dolls, and jewelry.

In addition, you can enjoy an antique car show, hear seminars on restoration and Sarasota History, take a stroll through the Historical Florida Art showby Curator George Haborak, meet the folks from the Daughters of the American Revolution, and learn about the genealogical uses for DNA at the DNA PrintGenomics booth.

Food and refreshment will include an offering of turn of the century fare –that’s 1900 Cracker food folks…Admission is $5 and each appraisal item is $5 – 6 appraisals for $25.

The proceeds from this event will benefit the Historical Society of Sarasota County. So join us as we enjoy a day of antiques while helping a worthy cause.

This event is being sponsored by Cooks Design Studio; Advanced Audio Design;Blondin Mortgage; Donnelly’s Printing, Inc.; Pritchards Pianos; Martie Lieberman; Raymond James & Associates / Eagle Asset Management; Ray Corbin Moore, LLC Certified Building Contractor; Sarasota Harbour Yacht Club; Signs Now; the Plumbing Place; and Christe’s Classic Furnishings.

Thanks also go to Beth Boyce Design, Blue Ace Computing, Crissy Galeries, DNA Print Genomics, Sarasota Architectural Salvage, Studio41 Photography and Thorning Little, Architect for providing a vast array of resources to make this event a success.

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