Clinic sees rare items at antiques show
January 15, 2013
The 19th annual antiques show and sale at the Carson Valley Inn last weekend saw close to 500 guests and appraised more than 100 items.
“It went well. Last year we had more people, but I think that was due to the roads and bad weather,” organizer Martha Williams said. “The shoppers seemed excited with smiles on their faces as they were going through looking at things.”
More than two dozen vendors featured 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.
“We had a good selection of different things,” Williams said. “It seemed like the little things were what was going this year. Last year, furniture was the big thing.”
The appraisal clinic featured backup appraiser for the Antiques Roadshow Tom Bartels who specializes in watches and clocks.
There was also appraisers for collectibles, jewelry, furniture and guns.
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“Someone brought in a sewing needle case. It was really neat. I haven’t seen one like that before. I appraised that at $850,” Williams said. “I think she pretty much knew what she had.”
Another interesting item Williams said was a 1908 atlas.
“It had maps of Nevada and California. It went through each county and said how much revenue each county brought in,” she said. “It had pictures of pre-1906 earthquake, and post 1906 earthquake. It took me well over an hour just to go through it.”
The Carson Valley Pops Orchestra will receive approximately 30 percent of the show’s proceeds.
“People love the show. They wait a full year for this event,” Williams said. “I must say that the CVI is one of the best places I’ve done this. They bend over backwards to cater to every whim we have.”
The 20th annual antiques show and sale will be Jan. 18-19, 2014, at Carson Valley Inn.