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Acquiring Mind – Antique Appraisal Day

The Friends of the Paoli Library Present Antique Appraisal Day With William Lawrence, The Acquiring Mind

Saturday, September 7, 2019

9 A.M. to Noon

Paoli Public Library

100 W. Water Street, Paoli


$15 for up to 3 items appraised

Hosted by The Friends of the Paoli Library

To benefit Paoli Public Library and The Essentials Project at Paoli High School

Must be able to carry items into the building that are to be appraised. No appraisals offered based on photographs. Verbal appraisals carry no legal weight for purposes such as insurance coverage, estate planning, or tax deductions. Appraisals are done at the owner’s risk.  Neither the appraiser, the library, nor those associated in any way with the program shall be held responsible for any damages that occur. Mr. Lawrence has collected, restored, appraised, written and taught about antiques and collectibles for about 50 years.  His areas of specialty are: weapons, clocks, watches, quilts, pottery, furniture. Due to extensive condition criteria, he will look at coins, jewelry, or stamps and ONLY tell the owner if it is worth taking the item to an expert for appraisal.  No appraisal will be provided by Mr. Lawrence on these items. Mr. Lawrence will provide information on the rules of appraisal as well as a written “cheat sheet” with advice on how to sell items.