Genoa antique, appraisal event coming up |

Genoa antique, appraisal event coming up

Staff Reports

The annual January Antique Show and Sale in Genoa will be Jan. 13 and 14 at the historic Genoa Town Hall in the center of town.

The Town Hall was built in the 1880s and is one of the few remaining original structures. The show will benefit, in part, the Genoa Sesquicentennial Committee, which is raising funds to put on a celebration June 3 and 4.

The Sesquicentennial Committee has been given a grant from the Nevada Commission of Tourism to publicize Genoa’ 150th birthday. The grant must be matched by the committee.

This year, the show will be featuring an array of fine dealers selling advertising collectibles, rare books, vintage firearms, primitives (including furniture), estate jewelry, oak and mahogany furniture, rugs, watches, country collectibles, Civil War memorabilia and Native American antiques.

There will also be an Appraisal Clinic for those people interested in just finding out the value of their treasured items.

The charge for each item appraised will be $5, with no limit on the number of items. The appraisers will be Ron Harris, a certified appraiser, and Martha Williams, owner of Antiques Plus located in Genoa. Sid Bottomly from Nevada City, Calif., will be on hand to appraise Native American antiques, fine art and Western art.

Door prizes have been donated by Carolyn Goff of Village Realty, Dragon Enterprises, Antiques Plus, David Walley’s Resort and Genoa Trading Company.

A snack bar will be available with proceeds going to the Sesquicentennial Committee. Parking is free and admission is $1.

Hours are Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

For more information on the show and upcoming shows, call 782-4951.