Westporters are great at getting rid of things.
We tear down old houses. We run tag sales. We bring books to the library, clothes to Goodwill, and everything else to the transfer station.
Does anyone here keep anything old? And if so, how old?
The Westport Woman’s Club believes many owners of private treasures may be surprised to learn their origin, purpose, age and current value.
So this Saturday (June 9, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., 44 Imperial Avenue), they invite the public to bring objects — or good photos and measurements of pieces too heavy to carry) — to Appraisal Day.
Nine professional appraisers — whose specialties include antiques, paintings, jewelry, clocks, books, and Asian and mid-century modern collectibles — will be on hand. All donate their time.
The cost is just $25 for 3 items, $10 for each additional piece. The fundraiser helps the Woman’s Club provide community grants and scholarships.
Organizer Deb Fratino offers $100 to whoever brings the oldest collectible item. There’s also a random drawing for a restaurant gift certificate.
PS: If you’re disappointed with an appraisal, you don’t have to haul your item back home. Just donate it to the Curio Cottage next door. They’ll be happy to have it!
(Click here for more information on the Westport Woman’s Club Appraisal Day.)