Bennington Museum Appraisal Fair: Is it Junk or Treasure?
Find out if that quirky piece is a valuable family heirloom at the Bennington Museum’s annual Appraisal Fair on Saturday, March 26, from 1 to 4 p.m. Bring in the pieces you always wanted to know about, get them appraised, and have your questions answered. Appraisals are $5 per item with a limit of five items. Among the appraisers are Charles Flint, who has performed appraisals and authentications for many museums, private collectors and insurance companies. 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 more. Scott Martin is a second-generation art and antiques dealer pecializing in sports memorabilia, antique and vintage toys, Early American, primitive, decorated stoneware, sterling silver, signs, military and Civil War with 25 years of experience in buying and selling art and antiques. Bennington Museum is located at 75 Main Street/Route 9, Bennington. Visit the website at benningtonmuseum.org or call 802-447-1571 for details.