Trash or Treasure coming to Morenci library 10.22.08

Written by David Green.

If you’ve been wondering just what that old vase on the mantle might be worth, you might get an answer next month.

Morenci’s Stair Public Library will sponsor a visit from Larry and Theresa Nelson, owners of Tecumseh’s Hitching Post Antiques.

The Nelsons will examine your antiques and collectibles and decide whether they’re “Trash or Treasure” at a program Nov. 6.

Guests are asked to bring no more than three items for the Nelsons to examine. Items should be brought to the library at 6:30 p.m., with the evaluation beginning at 7 p.m. The Nelsons will consult books and collect information via the internet to make an appraisal. By bringing in treasures early, the Nelsons will have a better opportunity to make an informed judgment.

There is no cost, but participants should keep in mind that appraisals are not binding.

Larry will select one item at a time from among those brought in and the owner will have the opportunity to briefly tell how they acquired it and what they already know about it.

Many items are likely to have less value than expected, but there could also be surprises. At an appraisal session in Blissfield, Larry examined a special Civil War sword that he valued at $60,000.

For additional information, call the library at 517/458-6510.

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