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The Commons
Town and Village

BAJC hosts antique appraisal day

Originally published in The Commons issue #408 (Wednesday, May 17, 2017).

BRATTLEBORO—The Brattleboro Area Jewish Community’s own mini-version of “Antiques Roadshow” will appear live on Sunday, May 21, from 1:30 to 5:30 p.m., at 118 Elliot.

BAJC is hosting an appraisal day with four experienced appraisers to evaluate and assess antiques, collectibles, and memorabilia, including books, documents, sterling silver, glass and art glass, china and pottery, fine art and signed prints, musical instruments, records and entertainment memorabilia, jewelry, paper documents and ephemera, small furniture, tchotchkes, and more.

Firearms, knives, ammunition, or other weaponry aren’t allowed, nor are large and bulky furniture.

The appraisers are local dealers Richard Michelman (sterling silver, glass, china), Kit Barry (paper goods, documents, and ephemera), Stephan Brandstatter (art, music, entertainment memorabilia) and Charles Suss (clocks, coins, and paper money). The appraisers are knowledgeable in their respective fields and will offer a valuation based on current trends and market value.

Also, Bill Smith Auctions of Plainfield, N.H., will send a representative well-versed and with a general knowledge in all categories of quality antiques, fine art, collectibles, and estate jewelry. This auction house has more than 50 years experience in handling the liquidation of estates from rural New England farms to palatial mansions.

Admission is free. The cost for each item to be appraised is $5 (cash or check made out to BAJC) and there is a limit of six items per person. For more information, contact Stephan at 802-380-9795 or

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