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Area residents can have antiques appraised this weekend at library

Curious about the value of one of your antiques? Wondering about the history of an inherited item? The answers can be found at the Antique Appraisal Fair to be hosted by the Lady Lake Historical Society on Sunday, Jan. 10 at the Lady Lake Public Library.

A panel of experts will be on hand to tell you about your family treasures. This year’s experts are coming from as far as Orlando, Ocala and Mount Dora. Their specialty areas are: stamps and coins, World Wars I and II memorabilia, porcelain and glassware, American decorative arts and dolls, Civil War era and weapons, furniture and musical instruments.

The cost is $5 per appraisal; the event is a fundraiser for the Lady Lake Historical Society.

Large heavy items are not permitted but high quality photographs or digital images from several angles are acceptable to get an appraisal.

This is the fourth year the historical society has hosted this event.  One tip for folks coming to the event comes from museum curator Norma Delaney. “We always get a big crowd at the beginning. There is far less activity in the last hour” Registration is open until 4 p.m.; anyone registering by that time will be seen. If you want to reduce your waiting time consider coming to the event later in the afternoon.

Many times people have been surprised by the value of their items, said Delaney. She remembered in particular a glass vase from the last fair that valued at quite a bit more than the owner expected.

The event will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Lady Lake Library located at 225 Guava St. For more information on this event you can call the Lady Lake Historical Society at  (352) 259-4359.

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