Antiques & Collectibles Appraisal Day

04jun12:00 pm5:30 pmAntiques & Collectibles Appraisal Day

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Brattleboro Area Jewish Community (Congregation ShirHeHarim), will be producing its Sixth Annual Antiques &Collectibles Appraisal Day on Sunday, June 4th. from noon-5:30PM at 118 Elliot Street, Brattleboro, Vt. Five specialists, KIt Barry,Charles Suss, Stephan Brandstatter, John Pappas (KeeneAuctions) and Brian Bittner (Bittner Auctions) will be present toevaluate and appraise all categories of antiques and collectiblessuch as sterling silver, art glass, china, pottery, oriental rugs, fineart, signed prints, musical instruments, records and entertainmentmemorabilia, estate and costume jewelry, coins, currency,ephemera, photographs, toys, dolls, clocks, watches, tchotchkesand much more. FIREARMS, KNIVES, AMMUNITION, OROTHER WEAPONRY, RUGS LARGER THAN 6’ X 9’ ORBULKY FURNITURE CANNOT BE ACCEPTED. 10% ofproceeds will benefit The Atowi Project,, anElnu Abenaki community initiative to affirm Native relationships tothe Land and its inhabitants, raise Indigenous voices, and fosterinclusion with understanding. Through collaborations with otherlocal entities, the Project provides a place-based center to engagewith the broader community, while enhancing capacity andcreating awareness for future dialogue. 1) Kit Barry is a 50-year expert in ephemera and will appraise anyitem either printed or handwritten. He will also advise on how totreat, display, store or repair paper items. Kit curates TheEphemera Archive for American Studies in Brattleboro, the largestprivate ephemera archive in the United States. 2) Stephan Brandstatter will evaluate recorded music of allformats and styles, entertainment memorabilia, performing arts,theatre collectibles, concert posters and merchandise, musiccollectibles, autographed items and anything related to music,theatre and dance. Stephan was the founder and owner/operatorof Mainly Music and has over 30 years experience in this field. Hehas appraised collections for the University of Massachusetts, aprivately held Edison Disc collection, and for auctioneersthroughout New England, private collectors and insuranceadjusters. 3) Charles Suss, an experienced and highly-respected coin dealerin Bennington, is an active member of the American NumismaticAssociation (A.N.A.), an Early American Coppers and ColonialCoin Collectors’ Club. In Bennington, he has appraised coins forCamelot Antiques and currently works at KF Armstrong Jewelers.He will bring test equipment for diamonds gem stones andprecious metals letting people know what they are worth.4) Bittner Antiques was founded by Brian Bittner, a thirdgeneration Vermont antique dealer with over twenty years ofexperience. Brian served as President of the Vermont AntiqueDealers Association from 2016-2019 and is an active member ofthe National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors. Thebusiness handles a broad range of antique, vintage, and oldobjects, with a focus on such categories as jewelry, silver,watches, paintings, and coins. 5) John Pappas, owner and licensed auctioneer for KeeneAuctions has over 40 years experience having also operated theformer Knotty Pine Auctions in Swanzey, NH. He’s knowledgablein all categories. These knowledgeable appraisers will offer an accurate valuationof your heirlooms and personal keepsakes based on currenttrends and market value. Come to 118 Elliot St. anytime between12:00 pm to 5:30pm; Admission is FREE. The appraisal cost is$8/per item or 6 for $40.00 with a limit of six items per person andSAVE $8.00. Cash or check payable to BAJC.Start checking your closets, basement, attic, elsewhere and beamazed or amused as you find out what your prized possessionsare worth! If you have any questions or want more information, e-mailStephan: [email protected]



June 4, 2023 12:00 pm - 5:30 pm(GMT-11:00)


118 Elliot St.

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