Get that heirloom appraised at Oak Park event
Updated: February 18, 2013 6:05AM
If you’ve ever wondered what that family artifact is really worth, now is your chance.
For the third year, the Historical Society of Oak Park and River Forest is bringing in certified appraisers who will assess your knickknack for a $15 fee.
Admission to the event is $5. It will be held Saturday, Feb. 9 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Nineteenth Century Club, 178 Forest Ave., Oak Park. Parking is available in the village garage next to the club.
Appraisers will be on hand to eveluate jewelry, fine art (such as paintings, photographs and prints), furniture, books, toys, comics and decorative arts (which can include porcelain, textiles, ceramic, wood and silver).
Large pieces of furniture that cannot be transported to the club can still be appraised if the owner has a set of photographs of the item taken from different angles.
Each person will be limited to three appraisals. To limit your wait time, pre-registration is recommended. You can register online at www.oprfhistory.org or by calling 708-848-6755.
The team of appraisers will be led by Judith Martin, an Oak Park Native and owner of The Perfect Thing, a shop in Wheaten specializing in appraisals, estate sales and consignments.
Proceeds from the event benefit the Historical Society.