Saturday, January 8, 2011
Good advice from an antiques expert
Appraisal work is specialized. It takes a lot of knowledge and Blake is very good at it.
People were invited to bring their treasured items to the antiques show on Saturday and have them appraised. Blake spent most of the day sitting at a table on the mezzanine level at The Coliseum patiently listening to stories from antiques lovers who had brought their items for him to see.
We do book appraisal work at Lighthouse Books, ABAA. It is sometimes a long an tedious process, and much goes into the final answer. I have much regard for the kind of work that Blake does.
Blake stopped by the booth toward the end of the day on Saturday and chatted a bit. I asked him a key question about what he would like people to know if they have antiques and are considering selling them.
His answer was similar to what I tell people who have potentially valuable books and are considering a sale. Listen to the short video above to hear his answer.
And, Blake, thanks for stopping by.
The Sunshine City Antiques & Collectibles Show runs through Sunday.
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