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Musical instruments will be appraised at fair

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Musical instruments are among the items that can be appraised at the Carson Valley Historical Society’s second Appraisal Fair this weekend.

In this issue of the R-C, we talk about more of the 15 experts in their respective fields who will be on tap at the event Sept. 9.

n Chuck Wayne is owner of Wayne’s Family Music of Gardnerville and has been in the music field for over 25 years. His company offers private instruction in all instruments, band rentals for school music programs, complete repair department from A to Z, including piano tuning and organ repair. Wayne will appraise pianos (bring photo only!), guitars, violins, all related string instruments, plus trumpet, saxophone, clarinet, flute and other wind instruments.

n Fred Holabird is owner of Fred Holabird’s Americana of Reno and has been an appraiser for over 25 years. He is experienced in all fields of Americana. He will appraise Americana, coins, mining items, stock certificates, photographs, documents, tokens, gold and autographs.

n Pete Cerquitella is owner of Arundel Auctions and Appraisers of Carson City and has been an appraiser for over 30 years. He will appraise lead crystal and small furniture.

n Lena Black is from Antiques Emporium in Reno and has been an appraiser for over 30 years. She will appraise dolls and doll accessories, linens, ladies’ items and custom jewelry.

n Bud Klette is owner of Arts and Antiques in Carson City and has been an appraiser for more than 35 years. He will appraise books, postcards, antique photographs, advertising and fad items, Civil War memorabilia, mining items and World War II items.

n Randy Bessler is a broker and collector from Carson City and has been in the antique business since 1978. He will appraise all militia, fire arms (antique and modern), swords and uniforms.

n Lee Mayfield has been an independent appraiser for more than 20 years and will appraise phonograph records and Wade products.

n Robert Coleman is owner of Collectors Den in Carson City and has more than 20 years of experience. He will appraise toys, Beanie Babies, collectible card games and comic books.

The Appraisal Fair has a three-item limit per person, $15 per item for the general public and $10 per item for Carson Valley Historical Society members. All appraisals will be giving orally.

All items to be appraised need to be hand-carried in. People with large furniture items should provide a color photo. The three-item limit does not pertain to postcards, phonograph records, collectible card games, comic books, stock certificates or autographs. As an example, a small stock of postcards would count as one item. Also a cup and saucer is counted as one item.

The fair will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Old Gym Playhouse, located next to the Carson Valley Museum and Cultural Center.

The Carson Valley Museum and Cultural Center is located at 1477 Highway 395, Gardnerville.