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Antique appraisal show returns to Marysville on March 4

 


Local residents can learn about the backstory of some of their favorite antiques this March as the city of Marysville’s Treasure Trove Antique Appraisal Show returns March 4.

The fourth annual show allows locals to bring up to two items that will be professionally appraised for $10 per item.

The event takes place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Ken Baxter Community Center at 514 Delta Ave., Marysville.

Locals can learn not just the value of their item, but the history behind it, said Maryke Burgess, Marysville’s Community Center manager.

“They get to find out this incredible information for their items,” she said.

Knowing more about the antiques they keep helps connect people better with their items, she said.

“When people walk through the door they’re not sure what they’ll learn or the value of the item they’re brining in, but they’re always thrilled about the information they learn,” she said.

Sometimes people find out things about their antiques that they had always wondered about and sometimes things they never expected.

“When people bring in an item, I think people have what they know about it and what they have speculated about it,” said Burgess, adding that it’s always definitively interesting to find out more.

The Treasure Trove Antique Appraisal Show is fun for those sitting back and waiting their turn as well.

“Even for those who have watched the event, it is a lot of fun,” said Burgess, because they can listen to the history behind other people’s items.

“The way we have it set up you usually can listen in on a few of the people ahead of you, and people are always excited to learn what other people brought in as well,” she said.

The City of Marysville helps bring in professional appraisers for the event.

The appraisers can use a certified appraisal search engine that they have access to, although only when needed.

“Most of the time they already have the information in their head,” said Burgess.

Participants are provided with verbal appraisals, not written appraisals.

Approximately five to eight minutes with the appraiser is allotted.

Many types of items are welcome for appraisal, including art, clothing, blankets, baskets, letters and furniture.

No coins, paper money or weapons of any kind, even if unloaded, will be appraised at the event.

For large pieces of furniture, participants can take pictures and the appraiser will be able to work from that.

Burgess said that all preregistration spots have already been filled up for the event. Walk-ins are welcome at the event, although Burgess added that space is always limited and walk-ins are not guaranteed a time with the appraiser.

More information about the event is available at the City of Marysville website at marysvillewa.gov.

 

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