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BAJC hosts antiques-appraisal day

WEST BRATTLEBORO—Brattleboro Area Jewish Community will hold its fourth annual Antiques & Collectibles Appraisal Day (like a mini-version of “The Antiques Roadshow") on Sunday, June 10, from 1:30 to 5:30 p.m., at 118 Elliot Street in Brattleboro.

Six appraisers, specialists in their fields, will be present to evaluate and assess antiques and collectibles such as books, sterling silver, art glass, objets d’art, china, oriental rugs (up to 6 feet by 9 feet), pottery, fine art, signed prints, musical instruments, records and entertainment memorabilia, jewelry, paper goods, ephemera including postcards & documents, photographs, furniture, toys and dolls, Asian items, metalware, clocks, barometers, watches, coins, tchotchkes, much more.

Firearms, knives, ammunition, or other weaponry, and rugs larger than 6-by-9 or bulky furniture cannot be accepted. The appraisers are Richard Michelman, Kit Barry, Charles Suss, Walter Tofel, Larry Simons, and Stephan Brandstatter.

All the appraisers are knowledgeable in their respective fields and will offer an accurate valuation of heirlooms and personal keepsakes based on current trends and market value. Come to 118 Elliot St. any time between 1:30 and 5:30 p.m.; there is no admission charge.

The cost for each item to be appraised is $7 per item, or 6 for $36, with a limit of six items per person. Cash or personal checks made out to BAJC welcome. If you have any questions or want more information, e-mail

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Originally published in The Commons issue #462 (Wednesday, June 6, 2018). This story appeared on page A4.

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