NPT’s 2019 Appraisal Day is Saturday, June 15, at The Factory in Franklin

Nashville Public Television hosts its 2019 Antiques & Fine Art Appraisal Day, Saturday, June 15, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at The Factory at Franklin (230 Franklin Rd., Franklin, Tenn., 37064). During Appraisal Day, attendees meet with regional appraisers and receive a verbal evaluation of their items.

Admission for Appraisal Day 2019 is $75 for up to three items, $150 for up to six items and is available at for either the morning (9 to 11 a.m.) or afternoon (1 to 4 p.m.) session. Admission will also be available at the door. Attendees may bring items on their own or team up with friends to bring three or six items. All proceeds from Appraisal Day directly support NPT’s engaging and educational programming for the entire Middle Tennessee community.

Appraisers expected to attend Appraisal Day 2019: John Case, Case Antiques Inc., Auctions & Appraisals (Knoxville); Mike Cotter, Back in Time Rare Books/Back in Time Appraisals (Jacksonville, Fla.); Berenice Denton, Berenice Denton Estate Sales and Appraisals (Nashville); Sarah Campbell Drury, Case Antiques Inc., Auctions & Appraisals (Nashville); Julie Walton Garland, Walton’s Antique & Estate Jewelry (Franklin); Sam Holden, Pickle Road Appraisers (Brentwood); Brenda Murray, At Your Service Appraisals (Murfreesboro); Selma Paul, Certified Appraiser & Estate Services (Atlanta, Charleston, S.C., Nashville); Felix Perry, Corduroy House Antiques (Nashville); S.D. Robin Sinclair, Ph.D., Sinclair Appraisals & Consulting (Nashville); Joe Spann, Gruhn Guitars (Nashville); Mike Walton, Walton’s Antique & Estate Jewelry (Franklin); Warwick Stone, The Rock Collector (Nashville, Las Vegas); and J.T. Thompson, Lotz House Civil War Museum (Franklin).

Joe Spann of Gruhn Guitars inspects an instrument at NPT’s Antiques & Fine Art Appraisal Day at The Factory at Franklin (2018).

Highlights from the 2018 event included a 1937 first edition, first printing copy of Dr. Seuss’ And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street with original dust jacket signed by the author. Other pop culture finds included several 1960s psychedelic posters valued at $6,000 for the set, and a 1970s menu from the original Hard Rock Café in London. Jewelry is always a hot ticket at Appraisal Day; among last year’s pieces was a late-1960s gold woman’s wristwatch whose value had increased 20-fold over the decades.

Accepted items include: Asian items; books; Civil War items; clocks; coins and currency; collectables; documents; English china; European antiques; fine art; fine jewelry; folk art; furniture*; glass; antique firearms; jewelry; knick-knacks; letters and papers; maps; medals; militaria; model trains; musical instruments; paintings; pop culture; porcelain; posters; pottery; prints; radios; records; sculpture; silver; Southern decorative arts; sporting goods; textiles (quilts, samplers, etc.); toys; trading cards; Victrolas; vintage costume jewelry and watches. Firearms must be unloaded and disarmed. For large items, photographs are acceptable.

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 an image showing the item’s size or scale and one offering an overall view of the item. 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.

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