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Appraisal Fair will feature experts in their fields

Staff reports

Valley residents with antique items are invited to find out what their stuff is and what it is worth at the Carson Valley Historical Society’s Appraisal Fair next weekend.

Set for Sept. 9 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Old Gym Playhouse, located next to the Carson Valley Museum and Cultural Center, the event will feature 15 certified appraisers.

“These professional appraisers have many years experience and expertise in their fields,” said society spokesperson Liz Paul.

n Jerome Evans is from South Lake Tahoe, Calif., with over 20 years professional appraising of Antique and Contemporary Art of the Native Peoples of North and South America, Oceania and Africa. Evans regularly does appraisals for the Nevada State Museum, the Nevada Historical Society, UNR’s anthropology department and the Gatekeeper’s Museum in Tahoe City. He will appraise Indian baskets, pottery, weavings and folk art.

n Taryn Miller is the former director of Fine Jewelry for Butterfield & Butterfield Auction House, San Francisco, and L.A.; director of fine jewelry for the west coast Christie’s Auction House and Skinner’s Auction House in Boston; and head estate buyer for Shreve and Co. in San Fransisco. Miller is from Minden and has been in the appraisal business for 18 years, lectures extensively and has appeared on the “Antiques Road Show” television show. She will appraise antique jewelry and fine contemporary jewelry.

n Marcia Heaton is an independent appraiser from Dayton, and has received her certification from New York University and by the Gemology Gemological Institute of America . Heaton has participated in antique shows throughout the U.S. including Chicago, New Orleans, Dallas, Houston, San Fransisco and Pasadena. She will appraise silver and decorative arts.

n Jo Ann and Bud Orange are the owners of The House of Orange in Minden and have been in the antique business for more than 25 years. They have been approved by the Certified Appraisers Guild of America as certified personal property appraisers. Jo Ann will appraise decorative arts, glass, china, porcelain, crystal and prints. Bud will appraise furniture, tools, fishing/nautical/sports items, kitchen, advertising, telephones, scietific instruments, medical and dental items and collectible knives.

n Elaine and Ron Kruse are owners of Antiques Today of Carson City and have been in the antique business for over 25 years. Elaine is the former owner/publisher of “Antiques Today Newspaper” circulation West Coast from Oregon to New Mexico. Ron is a member of the National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors. Elaine will appraise depression glas and other glass pieces, Nippon, pottery and china. Ron will appraise clocks and watches.

Information about the rest of the appraisers at the fair will be listed next week in the R-C.