Local residents share stories of their family heirlooms during Harford Historical …
September 28, 2015 - table lamp
Bel Air proprietor George Collins schooled Saturday from appraiser Bob Haselbeck that a list flare his grandparents owned could be value $300 to $400.
“It’s a pretty, flattering piece,” Haselbeck told Collins as he examined a flare base, that had dancing total on it. “I’d date it behind to a 1920s.”
Collins brought a object to a second annual What’s in Your Attic? An Antiques and Collectibles Appraisal Fair hold during a Bel Air Reckord Armory.
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The estimation satisfactory is a fundraiser hosted by a Historical Society of Harford County, that is lifting income to reconstruct a domicile in Bel Air’s former post bureau on North Main Street. Attendees could have adult to 3 equipment appraised during a cost of $10 per item.
“Bel Air has a prolonged and abounding history, and it’s value preserving, so events like this remind us of that,” Collins said.
Collins pronounced he was some-more meddlesome in a lamp’s age than a value, though. He pronounced it had been in his grandparents’ Manchester, Conn., residence when he was a child.
“It reminds me of their aged house,” he said.
Collins pronounced his grandparents were married around 1920.
“My grandparents would have been newlyweds when they had this lamp,” he said.
People brought to a estimation satisfactory a array of identical equipment they had owned for decades or had been upheld down from relatives.
Seventeen appraisers sat during tables around a fringe of a Armory floor, and they examined equipment trimming from low-pitched instruments to firearms, furniture, paintings, clocks, jewelry, flags, books and lamps.
The format was identical to a strike PBS array “Antiques Roadshow,” in that a owners of a several equipment would speak about how they acquired a objects, and a appraisers afterwards conducted minute examinations of a products, deliberating a story and value of any item.
Music appraiser Brian Folus used a black wand with a light on a finish to check a interiors of dual violins and filled a Armory with song as he tuned adult and afterwards coaxed melodies out of a antique instruments.
“It has a good ring to it,” he pronounced after he finished personification a second violin. “It’s a good sounding violin; it’s hold adult unequivocally well.”
The Rev. Sylvia Elliott, of Kent County, attended with her daughter and granddaughter, who live in Harford County, “just to prove a minds if we had any profitable equipment or not.”
Elliott brought several items, including a imitation she purchased about 20 years ago, as good as a commemorative picture with a picture of a Norman Rockwell portrayal on it and a book.
She pronounced they were not value a lot of money, though they were value some-more than she paid for them.
Helen Villegas, of Lutherville, and her daughter, Lisa Brown, of Forest Hill, watched as Bill and Charmaine Brankowitz examined a porcelain time owned by Villegas’ great-grandparents.
Villegas pronounced she has owned a time for during slightest 50 years and has kept it in her dining room..
Bill Brankowitz pronounced a clock, that he estimated dates to a spin of a 20th century, would be value about $450 once cleaned.
“There’s no cracks in a porcelain,” he said. “Somebody took caring of this for a prolonged time.”
Villegas attended Saturday’s eventuality with her extended family. They brought dual oil paintings that were also value money.
Brown’s companion, Don Hart of Cecil County, pronounced he would have brought chronological equipment from his possess house, such as a poster given to European immigrants nearing during Ellis Island in New York City, if he had famous about a satisfactory sooner.
“I consider it’s great,” Brown said. “It was a good opportunity, kind of like an in-town ‘Antiques Roadshow.'”
Carol Deibel, clamp boss of a Historical Society’s board, pronounced a crowds for this year’s eventuality were not as vast as a prior year’s, and she suspected it was since of several other events function during a same time in Bel Air Saturday, including Healthy Harford Day, a Fall Festival during St. Margaret Parish and a Harford County Wine Festival during Rockfield Manor.
She pronounced “we had some unequivocally fascinating equipment come in,” notwithstanding a lower-than-expected turnout.
“We were also means to get a word out about a [Historical] Society,” Deibel said.
The Historical Society has lifted about $300,000 for repairs to a former post office, that dates to 1937. Deibel pronounced a multitude contingency lift about $300,000 some-more to finish a replacement project.
“It’s entrance and people have been generous,” Deibel pronounced of donations.
Additional jobs embody repair interior repairs caused by a leaky roof – a roof has been bound – along with redoing a electrical system, repainting inside, replacing run-down trebuchet between bricks and replastering a ceilings.
“We can yield a use to a village and let them see all of a repository and a artifacts and a origin materials that are accessible to them, that unequivocally tell a story of a county,” Deibel said.
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