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Sharpsville historical group sets up 'Antiques On the Road' appraisal



Published: Thu, April 25, 2002 @ 12:00 a.m.



SHARPSVILLE, Pa. -- If you think that old urn sitting in your garage has some value, you might want to take it to the Sharpsville VFW on Sunday to find out.

The Sharpsville Area Historical Society is holding an "Antiques On the Road" appraisal from 1 to 4 p.m. at the VFW at 215 N. Walnut St.

Admission is $5 which includes the cost of having one item evaluated by nationally recognized appraisers Andrew Gold and August R. Fetcko.

There will be a charge of $3 for each additional item.

China, silver, glass, art, pottery, paper items and Oriental objects will all be evaluated. Jewelry and rugs are not included.

Fetcko teaches the Antiques Brokerage and Liquidation Certificate Program at Edinboro University of Pennsylvania.

He said collectibles are a big item in the market. Baby boomers are the buyers, seeking what they had as a kid, he said.

Proceeds from the program will benefit the historical society.

Fetcko warned that reproductions of antiques are getting better and it is easy for someone not familiar with genuine antique features to be fooled.

"We can tell people the difference between a reproduction and an authentic item," he said.




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