Antiques show arrives a week early |

Antiques show arrives a week early

Staff Reports
Seven-year-old Amy Neff looks at items for sale at the antique show at the Carson Valley Inn last year.
Shannon Litz file photo |

The 20th annual antiques show and sale is Jan. 11-12 in the ballroom of the Carson Valley Inn.

Due to a scheduling conflict, the show is a week earlier than usual.

Multiple 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 from vendors from California, Nevada and Southern Nevada. It’s items you won’t see locally,” said organizer Martha Williams. “This gives people something to do after Christmas, and they can see what’s out there as far as antiques go.”

The appraisal clinic will feature backup appraiser for the Antiques Roadshow Tom Bartels who specializes in watches and clocks.

Bartels served as executive director of the National Watch and Clock Museum and National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors from 1988-2001.

“During that time I started a clock and watchmaking school, oversaw a major expansion of the museum and library and organized several horological seminars, lectures and tours in the U.S. and abroad,” Bartels said. “I also wrote numerous articles on conservation and restoration.”

Bartels currently operates a clock repair, restoration and appraisal business in Northern Nevada as well as serving on the NAWCC board as a director.

There will also be an appraiser for collectibles, jewelry, furniture and guns.

Last year, Williams appraised a needle and thread case she valued at $1,000.

“It was a store item. It was something I’ve never seen before, and in 33 years I’ve seen mostly everything,” Williams said. “It was something like a spool cabinet, but it wasn’t. It had beautiful graphics on it, and it was in beautiful condition. Every year it’s something different. You never know what you’re going to see.”

Cost for appraisals is $5 per item with no limit on the number of items. Large items may be appraised with good photos.

The show benefits in part the Carson Valley Pops Orchestra.

Admission is $2.

For more information, call 782-4951.