Friday, November 04, 2011

Appraisal Day at the Rockwell Museum of Western Art

Do you wonder what your family heirloom is worth? Or do you long to know the story behind it? You’re chance to get some answers is tomorrow.

On Saturday, November 5, the Rockwell Museum of Western Art will host What's it Worth? Appraisal Day with Heritage Auctions. Bring items from your personal collections to the Museum, for Heritage Auctions appraisers to determine their worth and insurance value. Anything that can’t be carried should be photographed, emphasizing details – don’t forget to also measure the object and record the dimensions.

Heritage Auctions is the largest collectibles auctioneer and third largest auction house in the world. Ten appraisers will be on hand to examine American & Western Art, Decorative Arts & Memorabilia, American Coinage & Currency, Sports Memorabilia, Fine Art, Comics, Americana, Photography, Decorative Arts, Native American Art & Artifacts, and Jewelry & Silver. Meet the appraisers >

If you’re a fan of the PBS show Antiques Roadshow, at Saturday’s event, you will recognize expert appraiser, Kathleen Guzman. She has 25 years of experience in the art and antiques industry. Kathleen has personally auctioned over 1,500 sales with over 500,000 objects valued at over a half billion US dollars. She brings 15 years experience from the world-renowned international auction house Christie's, selling such items as a Monet watercolor for $4.3 million and the Ruby Slippers from "The Wizard of Oz" for $660,000.

Watch Kathleen in action!
On an Antiques Roadshow episode, a guest brings in an unusual napkin for appraisal.  The napkin turns out to be a $20,000-30,000 payday!

In another episode, Kathleen examines a Dr. Seuss "Cat in the Hat" Lunch Box Art (ca. 1970). You won’t believe how much this art is worth – definitely enough to buy you lunch, for life! 

What's it Worth? Appraisal Day with Heritage Auctions, will take place at the Rockwell Museum of Western Art on Saturday, November 5, 2011, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Cost is $20 for up to two items for Museum Members and $30 for Not-Yet-Members. Additional items cost $10 – maximum of three additional items per person. Get directions to the Museum > 

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