Appraisal Fair at Tahoe features local experts |

Appraisal Fair at Tahoe features local experts

Staff reports

Twenty evaluators and appraisers will be on hand at tomorrow’s Antique Appraisal Faire sponsored by the charity OPEN at the South Lake Tahoe Senior Center, 3050 Lake Tahoe Blvd., 1-5 p.m.

The event has a three-item limit per person, with each item costing $5, cash payments only. All items to be appraised must be hand carrier and secured against accidental damage. Assistance with heavy or bulky items will be available from Tahoe Turning Point. People with large furniture should bring a color photo. The 3-item limit does not apply to postcards, phonographic records, collectible card games, comic books, stock certificates or autographs.

The appraisers and evaluators have many years of expertise and experience.

Bud and JoAnn Orange, owners of The House of Orange in Minden, have been in business for more than 25 years. JoAnn will appraise decorative arts, china, porcelain, crystal and prints. Bud will appraise furniture, tools, fishing, nautical and sport items, kitchen, advertising, telephones, scientific instruments, medical and dental items and collectible knives.

Chuck Wayne, owner of Wayne’s Family Music of Gardnerville, has been in the music field for 25 years. He will be appraising instruments, when he’s not playing the senior center piano.

Lori Hickey and Audrey Cain have co-owned Genoa’s historic Laura Springer Ranch and Country Antiques for 10 years. Both women will help categorize antiques.

From the Tahoe area, Jerome Evans has more than 20 years experience professionally appraising antique and contemporary art of the Native Peoples of North and South America, Oceania and Africa. He will appraise Indian baskets, pottery, weavings, masks, tribal and folk art.

Edith Webber has 30 years experience in American and European antiques. She owns Rustica Accessories and Collectibles and will serve as a categorizer at this event.

Michael Robbins, owner of Hanifin’s Arts and Antiques of South Lake Tahoe, has been selling and appraising for 10 years. He will appraise American and European furniture and paintings.

Vera Treat, assistant to Michael at Hanifin’s, will evaluate crystal, glass and ceramics.

Robert Jones and Lou Pierini have been partners at Lake Tahoe Coin, Jewelry and Loan for 20 years. They will appraise jewelry.

From Carson City, John and Mary Shuler have owned Chapel Antiques since 1989. John has specialized in finely restored antique furniture for 27 years, and he will be appraising American oak and antique bottles.

William “Bud” Kletter is the owner of Arts and Antiques in Carson City. He will appraise books, postcards, antique photographs and fad items, Civil War memorabilia, mining and World War II items.

Elenie M. Antonsen has 23 years experience and owns Carson City-based Revelations. She rents out period costumes and sells handmade stained and fused glass jewelry. She will appraise vintage clothing, accessories, linens and textiles.

Pete Cerquitella, owner of Arundel Auctions and Appraisers in Carson City, has been in the business for 30 years. He will appraise lead crystal and small furniture.

Bob and Lynne Peterson own Carson City’s Abel House Antiques, which offers fine 19th century and earlier furniture, china, glassware and specializes in silver. China, silver and glassware are the areas that they will appraise.

Marcia Heaton is an independent appraiser from Dayton. She received her certification from New York University and the Gemalogical Institute of America. She will appraise antique jewelry, silver, decorative arts and household items.

Other appraisers will look at vintage clothing, military items, household furnishings and other items.

OPEN stands for Ordinary People meeting Extraordinary Needs. Money raised is used to help Tahoe people with extraordinary medical and ancillary health expenses.

Members of OPEN will also be available to answer questions about the charity’s services, along with a representative of medical and free blood pressure monitoring. John Guthrie of Angel Flight West will be on hand to explain how free flights to specialty hospitals are arranged.

For more information, call Carol or Ray Goodenough, (530) 541-1722.