5th Annual Antiques Appraisal Day

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1:00 – 3:00 P.M.

$10 registration fee per item, maximum 2 items per registrant

Bring one or two of your favorite antiques to Ellarslie Mansion in Cadwalader Park and learn more about them from the experts.

You may be surprised by what you learn about Grandpa’s dusty old stuff in the attic or what you purchased at the local antique market.  Bring items with a personal story or artifacts that illuminate details of life in the past.  Many items will have monetary value while others may not but will be irreplaceable to you.

This one-day event is an occasion to learn about the old things of importance to you and an opportunity to contribute to the Trenton Museum Society (TMS), an organization dedicated to promoting art and preserving history.   The money generated by the event will be used by TMS to fund ongoing exhibits and educational programs.  Attendees will be seen by an expert in the order they register, so there may be a moderate wait until you are seen by a panelist.

Our panel of antique experts includes auctioneer Eugene Pascucci of A-A Empire Antiques in Hightstown, Trenton pottery experts Robert Cunningham and Chris Casarona, and antique dealer Thomas Rago of American & European Antiques at the Tomato Factory in Hopewell.  This group of antique dealers and collectors represents many years of experience and knowledge.  Antiques and items from Trenton are of particular interest, but members of this panel are equally passionate about all antique categories and will be happy to share their insights.  While antiques from every category are welcome, firearms are excluded and will not be permitted on the premises.

Spend part of your afternoon at the Trenton City Museum on Sunday, February 23rd, and leave with new details about your possessions.  Learn more about what you treasure and while you’re here, enjoy the permanent historical exhibit on Trenton’s pottery industry and shop in the museum store.

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