For the most part, people are just curious about what they have. Sometimes it's junk; sometimes it's a jewel.
"Some people know what they have and had their piece appraised 20 years ago. Now they want o sell it, and we can tell them the price they can fetch on the open market at auction," he said.
The Pruyn House event will be a great opportunity for area antiques enthusiast to tap the expertise Fennell and Stair Gallery owner, Colin Stair, have gathered over the years, said Morgan.
"If you invited an appraiser to your home, you could be looking at $100 just to have them there," she said.
The Pruyn House Antique Appraisal Day will be held at the Buhrmaster Barn on the historical site, Saturday, May 12. The event will run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friends of Pruyn House ask that people do not bring jewelry or ethnographic arts or artifacts. Contribution per item appraisal is $10, or $25 for the appraisal of three items. Beverages and snacks will be available.
For information call 783-1435.