Antiques & Collectibles Appraisal Day
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
HeHarim), will be producing its Sixth Annual Antiques &
Collectibles Appraisal Day on Sunday, June 4th. from noon-5:30
PM at 118 Elliot Street, Brattleboro, Vt. Five specialists, KIt Barry,
Charles Suss, Stephan Brandstatter, John Pappas (Keene
Auctions) and Brian Bittner (Bittner Auctions) will be present to
evaluate and appraise all categories of antiques and collectibles
such as sterling silver, art glass, china, pottery, oriental rugs, fine
art, signed prints, musical instruments, records and entertainment
memorabilia, estate and costume jewelry, coins, currency,
ephemera, photographs, toys, dolls, clocks, watches, tchotchkes
and much more. FIREARMS, KNIVES, AMMUNITION, OR
OTHER WEAPONRY, RUGS LARGER THAN 6’ X 9’ OR
BULKY FURNITURE CANNOT BE ACCEPTED. 10% of
proceeds will benefit The Atowi Project, https://www.atowi.org/, an
Elnu Abenaki community initiative to affirm Native relationships to
the Land and its inhabitants, raise Indigenous voices, and foster
inclusion with understanding. Through collaborations with other
local entities, the Project provides a place-based center to engage
with the broader community, while enhancing capacity and
creating awareness for future dialogue.
1) Kit Barry is a 50-year expert in ephemera and will appraise any
item either printed or handwritten. He will also advise on how to
treat, display, store or repair paper items. Kit curates The
Ephemera Archive for American Studies in Brattleboro, the largest
private ephemera archive in the United States.
2) Stephan Brandstatter will evaluate recorded music of all
formats and styles, entertainment memorabilia, performing arts,
theatre collectibles, concert posters and merchandise, music
collectibles, autographed items and anything related to music,
theatre and dance. Stephan was the founder and owner/operator
of Mainly Music and has over 30 years experience in this field. He
has appraised collections for the University of Massachusetts, a
privately held Edison Disc collection, and for auctioneers
throughout New England, private collectors and insurance
3) Charles Suss, an experienced and highly-respected coin dealer
in Bennington, is an active member of the American Numismatic
Association (A.N.A.), an Early American Coppers and Colonial
Coin Collectors’ Club. In Bennington, he has appraised coins for
Camelot Antiques and currently works at KF Armstrong Jewelers.
He will bring test equipment for diamonds gem stones and
precious metals letting people know what they are worth.
4) Bittner Antiques was founded by Brian Bittner, a third
generation Vermont antique dealer with over twenty years of
experience. Brian served as President of the Vermont Antique
Dealers Association from 2016-2019 and is an active member of
the National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors. The
business handles a broad range of antique, vintage, and old
objects, with a focus on such categories as jewelry, silver,
watches, paintings, and coins. www.bittnerantiques.com.
5) John Pappas, owner and licensed auctioneer for Keene
Auctions has over 40 years experience having also operated the
former Knotty Pine Auctions in Swanzey, NH. He’s knowledgable
in all categories.
These knowledgeable appraisers will offer an accurate valuation
of your heirlooms and personal keepsakes based on current
trends and market value. Come to 118 Elliot St. anytime between
12:00 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 and
SAVE $8.00. Cash or check payable to BAJC.
Start checking your closets, basement, attic, elsewhere and be
amazed or amused as you find out what your prized possessions
If you have any questions or want more information, e-mail
(Sunday) 12:00 pm - 5:30 pm
118 Elliot St.