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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 getmusic@sover.net.

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Amelia Stone (E Dummerston, Vermont, US) says...

Kudos to the Boston Globe for encouraging newspapers across the country to remind us all of the value of a free press, and to the Commons for hearing that call. The NYTimes article, A Free Press Needs You, concludes with the following: \"If you haven’t already, please subscribe to your local papers. Praise them when you think they’ve done a good job and criticize them when you think they could do better. We’re all in this together.\" Today I plan to subscribe.

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Thank you for your efforts to disseminate the news of the day and resist the hate-filled and deceitful rhetoric of this administration. I cannot believe, still, in this country that it is necessary for the press and regular citizens to defend themselves. Only one quarter or less of the citizens believe a word he says yet you are forced to defend yourselves because his speech is so incediary. The press is now officially our last line of defense.

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You nailed it perfectly.

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Spot on...thank you for challenging those who would blanketly dismiss your opinion/facts to do their own \"facts checking\". Unfortunately I fear many if not most of these sheep will be lead to slaughter thinking that they are going to the trough.

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Foreign hand on the scale isn’t an unbiased conclusion. You argument might be more forceful without highlighting this issue.

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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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