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What it Worth? Antiques Appraisal Event returns in March

Tuesday, December 14th, 2010

Stuart Whitehurst appraises an oil painting at the 2009 event

Back by popular demand, the Andover Historical Society will host its fifth annual “What’s it Worth” Appraisal event with Skinner appraiser Stuart Slavid.“What’s It Worth?” will be held Friday March 18, 2011 from 7:00 until 9:00 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation on Locke Street, around the corner from the Historical Society.

“What’s It Worth” with Stuart Slavid will start at 7:00 p.m. Guests may bring one item to be appraised or come to listen and enjoy Slavid’s entertaining and enlightening appraisals.  Tickets for the event are $15 for Andover Historical Society members and $20 for non-members.  Coins, stamps, jewelry and musical instruments will not be appraised at this event.  To register for the event, purchase tickets below or call the Historical Society 978-475-2236.

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Ellen Marcus holds the 18th century rifle she brought to be appraised in 2009

“What’s It Worth” is an open format appraisal event, which has become increasingly popular as appraisers have found that guests are just as curious about the treasures brought by other guests as they are about their own.  As guests enter they register their appraisal item, place it on tables at the front of the hall, and then take a seat in the audience.  Slavid will examine and discuss each item on the tables, appraising up to 50 items during the event.  Slavid is an entertaining and informative speaker whose goal is to teach the audience something new with each item he examines.

“What’s It Worth?” event appraiser Stuart Slavid joined Skinner in 1989 as Director of the Fine Ceramics Department, specializing in English and Continental ceramics of the 18th through the 20th centuries.  Stuart is internationally recognized as one of the world’s foremost authorities on Wedgwood.  In 1993, Stuart was appointed Director of Skinner’s European Furniture & Decorative Arts department which includes fine European and late 19th century American furniture and decorative arts.  As a leading auctioneer and general appraiser at Skinner, Stuart often lectures, conducts benefit auctions such as this event, and can be seen regularly on a popular PBS television series.

Skinner antiques appraiser Stuart Slavid

With galleries in Boston and Bolton, Mass., Skinner is a leading full-service auctioneer and appraiser of antiques and fine art.  Skinner is widely regarded as one of the most reputable names in the auction business.  Skinner’s appraisers and executive officers appear nationally on a popular PBS program.  Skinner’s specialty departments amass the expertise of dozens of trained fine art and antique specialists who stay current on the latest issues and developments in the worldwide marketplace.

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Tickets now available for 2010 Appraisal Event

Monday, February 22nd, 2010

The Historical Society is now accepting ticket orders for the March 19th appraisal event: What’s It Worth?” The event will begin at 7pm at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 6 Locke Street, Andover. Attendees will be treated to an entertaining evening with appraiser Stuart Whitehurst of Skinner’s, who is also well known from the PBS hit show, Antiques Roadshow. The open format appraisal event has become increasingly popular, as appraisers have found that guests are just as curious about their neighbor’s objects as they are about their own.

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Ticket prices are $15 for Society members and $20 for non-members. To reserve your tickets, order online or call the Society office at 978.475.2236

Please note: Coins, stamps, jewelry and musical instruments will not be appraised at this event.

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Weekend Events

Sunday, March 29th, 2009

Many thanks to everyone who came to our two special events this weekend, and to the volunteers who helped plan and host them.

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appraisal-2009-helen-sellersFifty people enjoyed Friday night’s What’s It Worth? Appraisal Event with Skinner Auctioneer’s Stuart Whitehurst.  This was Stuart’s fourth appraisal event with the Historical Society and we look forward to welcoming Stuart back again in 2010.  Historical Society Membership Chair Jim Sellers welcomed Stuart with a complimentary membership.  Then Stuart took the floor for a lively and entertaining hour.  The capstone of the evening was a set of four Tiffany silver candlesticks worth over $2,000.  We’re sure everyone who attended the event will remember the difference between a clock and a timepiece, and the significance of the year 1891 to antiques appraisers.

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membership-programTwenty people enjoyed Sunday afternoon’s Andover Neighborhood Program on Andover’s historic mill villages. Once again Membership Chair Jim Sellers welcomed guests to the Society to view our new exhibit, From Near & Far: 350 Years of Making Andover Home.  Jim then went on to give his presentation on mill village housing to an appreciative audience.  A number guests became members of the Society and started researching their old houses that afternoon.

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We look forward to our next program, our Annual Memorial Lecture, Tuesday, April 14th, 7:00 p.m. in the rotunda of Free Christian Church, Elm Street, Andover.  This year’s Memorial Lecture speaker will be Alan Foulds, who will give a presentation and book signing on “Boston’s Ballparks and Arenas.”

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Elaine Clements, Executive Director

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An Entertaining Evening with Stuart Whitehurst

Thursday, March 26th, 2009

What’s It Worth?

appraisal-2007-2-croppedTickets are still available for our fourth annual antiques appraisal event, What’s It Worth?, Friday, March 27th at 7:00 p.m. The event will be held at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation on Locke Street, Andover.  Attendees will be treated to an entertaining evening with Skinner Antiques appraiser Stuart Whitehurst, also of PBS’s hit TV show, Antiques Roadshow.  Each guest is invited to bring one item to be appraised.  Please no coins, stamps, jewelry, or musical instruments.

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What’s it Worth? is an “open format” event.  Guests register their appraisal item and join the audience as Stuart Whitehurst appraises and discusses each item.  There’s always something new to learn in this lively and entertaining forum.

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Ticket prices are $15 for Society members and $20 for non-members.

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To reserve your tickets, call the Society office at 978.475.2236.  Tickets will also be available at the door.

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What’s it Worth? is sponsored by the Andover Historical Society Board of Directors and Sotherland & Co., 44 Main Street, in Andover. Sotherland specializes in hand made oriental rugs, restoration services, cleaning and repair of rugs.

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~ Society members and their guests are invited to attend a free pre-event reception, sponsored by the Board of Directors, at 6:00 p.m.

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Tickets now available for Appraisal Event

Friday, March 6th, 2009

The Historical Society is now accepting ticket orders for the March 27th appraisal event: “What’s It Worth?” The event will begin at 7pm at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation on Locke Street, Andover. Attendees will be treated to an entertaining evening with appraiser Stuart Whitehurst of Skinner’s, who is also well known from the PBS hit show, Antiques Roadshow. The open format appraisal event has become increasingly popular, as appraisers have found that guests are just as curious about their neighbor’s objects as they are about their own.

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Ticket prices are $15 for Society members and $20 for non-members.
To reserve your tickets, call the Society office at 978.475.2236

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Please note: Coins, stamps, jewelry and musical instruments will not be appraised at this event.

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And A Special Invitation to Members… Bring a Friend!

Andover Historical Society Members and their guests are invited to join Society Board Members at a 6:00 p.m. reception at the U.U. Congregation before the Appraisal Event. Enjoy light refreshments while discussing the new exhibit, upcoming programs, and the latest news from the Historical Society. Call the Society at 978.475.2236 for additional information.

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What’s It Worth? Antiques Appraisal Event

Wednesday, February 11th, 2009

Back by popular demand! Mark your calendar now for the Society’s annual “What’s It Worth? Antiques Appraisal Event”, Friday, March 27th, 7:00 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation on Locke Street, around the corner from the Historical Society.

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appraisal-2007-2-croppedSkinner appraiser and Antiques Roadshow favorite Stuart Whitehurst will be our appraiser for the evening. The open format appraisal event has become increasingly popular, as appraisers have found that guests are just as curious about their neighbor’s objects as they are about their own. After registering their item, guests take their seat in the hall and enjoy the show as Whitehurst examines and discusses each item brought for appraisal. An entertaining speaker, Whitehurst’s goal is to teach the audience something new with each item he examines. Coins, stamps, jewelry and musical instruments will not be appraised at this event.

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Ticket price will be announced by the end of February. For information and tickets, watch the blog or call 978-475-2236. Register for email updates by sending your email address to info@andoverhistorical.org.

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