Plant Museum Resumes Antiques Evaluations

University_Tampa_2013TAMPA — Many people have followed the “Antiques Road Show” on television, hoping to spot a familiar family heirloom worth enough money to change our lives. If people in the Tampa area think they have a treasure, they can bring it to the Antiques Evaluations Saturdays at the Henry B. Plant Museum. Seven Saturdays a year, skilled appraisers donate their time to evaluate the community’s possessions.

Bring those possible hidden treasures to the Music Room in Plant Hall at The University of Tampa for a verbal evaluation. At 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 28, local appraisers will be available to answer your questions. Evaluations cost $5 per item, which goes to the restoration and renovation of the museum. There is a limit of four items per family. Tickets will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis, and will be sold between 10 and 11:45 a.m. If furniture is too large, bring a good photograph and a drawer or door from the piece, if possible.

The first evaluations Saturday of the season will also feature three jewelry appraisers: Kevin Burns, president of Associated Watch & Jewelry Buyers; Barbara Smith, owner of Barbara Smith Estate & Fine Jewelry; and Tim Schuler of Schuler Gemological Services.

Source: The Tampa Tribune