BENNINGTON -- For anyone finding it difficult to determine the value of that itemin the attic -- or wondering what it actually is -- Bennington Museum is holding its Annual Appraisal Fair from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 29. Bring in family heirlooms or the odd, quirky piece you always wanted to know about, get it appraised, and have questions answered. Appraisals are $5 per item, with a limit of five items.
Among the appraisers is Charles Flint, of Charles L. Flint Antiques in Lenox. A member of the New England Appraisers Association, he has particular strengths in 17th to 19th century oil paintings, early furniture, revolutionary and civil war items, toys, dolls, games, paper and rare books, clocks and barometers, and numerous other areas.
Clarke Comollo of Clarke Comollo Antiques & Appraisals in Manchester Center comes from three generations dedicated to the antique and appraisal business. Working from an old schoolhouse, Comollo Antiques and Appraisals buys, sells, appraises and educates customers on antiques, art, and cultural artifacts.
A representative from Knotty Pine Auction House will join the panel. Knotty Pine has been a resource for antiques since 1960, establishing itself as a large and active auction galleries in Southwestern N.H.