Annual antiques show and sale this weekend at CVI
January 8, 2013
The 19th annual antiques show and sale is Saturday and Sunday in the ballroom of the Carson Valley Inn.
More than two dozen vendors will feature items such as art from western to Native American, glassware and crystal, railroadiana and porcelain signs, sun purpled glass, furniture, folk art and primitives, estate jewelry, and guns and knives.
“The selection is always so good, so that’s why I think this sale is always so popular,” said organizer Martha Williams. “People can come and expect to find a little bit of everything.”
The appraisal clinic will feature backup appraiser for the Antiques Roadshow Tom Bartels who specializes in watches and clocks.
There will also be an appraiser for collectibles, jewelry, furniture and guns.
Someone brought in a lamp one time and it was worth $15,000 to $20,000,” Williams said. “I always tell people if they’re not sure, have it checked out. Chances are it isn’t worth anything, but then there’s that rare time that it is.”
Cost for appraisals is $5 per item with no limit on the number of items. Large items may be appraised with good photos.
More than 500 people are expected to visit the show over the weekend.
“They can see something different, and it’s sort of like a museum as well as an antiques show and sale,” Williams said. “All the people I get are willing to work within people’s budgets.”
The show benefits in part the Carson Valley Pops Orchestra.
Admission is $2.
For more information, call 782-4951.
IF YOU GO
What: Antiques show and sale
When: 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday, and 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Sunday
Where” Valley Ballroom of the Carson Valley Inn