Tuesday, October 20, 2015

The First Annual Appraisal Day, 2015

We produce hundreds of events here at the libraries, each having a certain twist however, our first Appraisal Day was very unique in both evocativeness and natural familiarity. Everyone, without exception, had a grand time, had a story and was glad they brought that special and sometimes not-so-special item or items to find the answers to: what it was, how much it was worth, where it was made and many other questions .

Our Apprasial Day team: John Teahan, Allison deVaux, Jorie Andrews and Lori Yu,  each were magnificent in their ability to work diligently and yet have fun. The net result of their efforts made the customers and our appraisers experience delightful giving a positive net result for both paying customers and especially our pro bono appraisers who are willing to come back in 2016 for the second annual event.

Finally, special shout out to Larry Shapiro, whom I worked with while directing Glastonbury's Welles Turner Library in the mid 1990's, for honchoing this great first event. Larry really made it happen! Also special thanks to Samuel Herrup, Tami Zawistowski, Kim Brewer, Michael Westman, Justine De Metrick, and Billy Voiers who volunteered their valuable time for the good of our parent, the Farmington Village Green and Library Association.

 FVGLA Appraisal Day 2015 
Sunday October 18th 10 AM - 1 PM 
Farmington Main Library 
6 Monteith Dr. 
Farmington, CT 
Samuel Herrup 
Sheffield MA
Furniture, paintings, clocks, folk art, Americana. 
Larry Shapiro 
Appraisals and Antiques - Glastonbury, CT 
Estate appraiser, generalist, toys, advertising, paintings, folk art, pottery. 
Tami Zawistowski 
Resource Books - East Granby, CT 
Books, manuscripts, post cards. 
Kim Brewer 
Kim Brewer Antiques - West Simsbury, CT 
Dolls, teddy bears, art, generalist. 
Michael Westman 
M.B. Westman Antiques and Fine Art - Newport, RI 
Cultural and ethnic art, oriental rugs, Asian objects, silver. 
Justine De Metrick 
Justine De Metrick Antiques - Peace Dale, RI 
Jewelry (modern, costume), decorative arts, collectibles. 
Billy Voiers 
William D. Voiers Fine Musical Instruments - South Egremont, MA 

Musical instruments.