Evaluation Extravaganza will determine if you have trash or treasure

Apr. 10, 2014 @ 02:53 PM

The High Point Historical Society will host its eighth annual Evaluation Extravaganza: Tra$h or Trea$ure? on Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the High Point Museum, 1859 E. Lexington Ave.
The Evaluation Extravaganza provides an opportunity for community members to bring their valued treasures before expert evaluators who will review the items and provide a verbal approximation of value.
Individuals are encouraged to bring in family heirlooms, antiques, paintings, jewelry and other collectibles to be briefly assessed. No large furniture or firearms should be brought in. The evaluations are for educational purposes only, not for tax or insurance purposes.
“It’s always fun to see what comes in the door,” said Edith Brady, executive director of the High Point Museum. “It’s really amazing how many interesting things people have in their living rooms and attics.”
The cost of evaluations is $6 per item or $15 for three items for High Point Historical Society members, and $12 per item or $30 for three items for nonmembers. Proceeds will benefit the historical society.
This year’s expert evaluators include:
•David Aderholdt, of Aderholdt Auctions — toys, sports and pop culture.
•Joe Byerly, of Byerly’s Antiques — general items.
•Billye Harris, of Ashley’s Dolls & Antiquities — dolls.
•David Kane, of DAKA Antiques — general items.
•Larry Laster, of Laster’s Fine Art — fine art.
•Scott Laster, of Carolina Coin & Trading Co. — coins.
In addition, the High Point Museum curatorial staff will be on hand to discuss and answer questions regarding how to care for treasures. Numerous handouts also will be available.
For more information about the Evaluation Extravaganza, call the High Point Museum at 885-1859 or visit the museum’s website at www.highpointmuseum.org.