NPT’s Appraisal Day 2017 is coming up Saturday, June 24, at the Factory at Franklin. At the event, attendees may have up to three or up to six items appraised by regional experts. See what the Appraisal Day experience is like on Monday, June 5, when Robin Sinclair and Sarah Campbell Drury, two of our Appraisal Day experts, will be live in studio during our 7 p.m. broadcast of Antiques Roadshow.
Appraisal Day will include 22 appraisers ‒ topping last year’s record number ‒ on hand to offer verbal appraisals of your treasures. Acceptable items for assessment include antiques, books, documents, jewelry, militaria, pop culture items, textiles and toys.
Tickets are $75 for up to three items; $150 for up to six items and are available for either the morning (9-11 a.m.) or afternoon (1-4 p.m.) session. Tickets are available at wnpt.org/antiques. Attendees may bring items on their own or team up with friends to reach the three- or six-item total. All proceeds from Appraisal Day directly support NPT’s entertaining and educational programming for the entire Middle Tennessee community.
NPT’s Appraisal Day is a family-friendly event that brings together people of many generations to learn about their forebears as they learn about their treasures. At last year’s event, a Mt. Juliet woman learned that paintings by her grandfather, Texas landscape artist Everett Spruce, had monetary as well as sentimental value. Each painting was assessed at between $6,000 and $16,000. Some treasures are lucky finds rather than family heirlooms, such as the 19th-century Polynesian carving a couple purchased for $20 and used as part of the family’s Tiki-style pool décor. They gained new appreciation for the sculpture after it was assessed at $5,000 to $8,000.
Appraisers expected to attend Appraisal Day 2017:
- David Case | Case Antiques Inc., Auctions & Appraisals | Knoxville
- John Case | Case Antiques Inc., Auctions & Appraisals | Knoxville
- Mary Jo Case | Case Antiques Inc., Auctions & Appraisals | Knoxville
- Charlie Clements | Clements Antiques | Chattanooga
- Chas Clements | Clements Antiques | Chattanooga
- Mike Cotter | Back in Time Rare Books/Back in Time Appraisals | Jacksonville, FL
- Mel Covington |Berenice Denton Estate Sales & Appraisals | Nashville
- Bob Craig | Knoxville Gold Buyers | Knoxville
- Berenice Denton |Berenice Denton Estate Sales & Appraisals | Nashville
- Len De Rohan | Case Antiques Inc., Auctions & Appraisals | Knoxville
- Sarah Campbell Drury | Case Antiques Inc., Auctions & Appraisals | Nashville
- Julie Walton Garland | Walton’s Antique Jewelry | Franklin
- Michael Higgins | Antique Indian Art | Tucson, Ariz.
- Sam Holden | Pickle Road Appraisers | Nashville
- Selma Paul | Selma Paul Appraisal & Liquidations Services |Atlanta
- Felix Perry | Corduroy House Antiques | Nashville
- Marcey Ramos | Phoenix Collaborations | Hermitage
- (Robin) Sinclair, Ph.D. | Sinclair Appraisals | Nashville
- Joe Spann | Gruhn Guitars | Nashville
- J.T. Thompson | Lotz House | Franklin
- Mike Walton | Walton’s Antique Jewelry | Franklin
- Wray Williams | Case Antiques Inc., Auctions & Appraisals | Nashville
For more information about Appraisal Day, including acceptable items and ticketing options, please click here.
Please note: Firearms must be unloaded and disarmed. Please no arrowheads, burial material, Pre-Columbian items, ammunition or items that cannot be easily transported by one person. For furniture, clear and in-focus photographs of large items are acceptable and should include one showing the size or scale of the item and one offering an overall view. Additional photographs should show close-ups of details such as signatures or maker’s marks, the inside of a drawer, and/or any damaged areas, etc.