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Antique Show & Tell event in Avon Saturday

Daily Staff ReportVail CO, Colorado
Daily File PhotoDan Cox of Eagle brought his antique toy truck to last years Antique Show & Tell. He found the toy near a Leadville mine and estimates it dates back to 1927.

AVON, Colorado Time to make a trek up to the attic; or to clear out the dark recesses of the hall closet.The Eagle Valley Library District and Eagle County Historical Society will co-host the second-annual Antiques Show & Tell event at the Avon Library on Saturday. The open house style event will run from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Think Antiques Road Show, but with a local twist. Any interested person is invited to bring in an antique item to show. Just one item is suggested, in order to allow everybody an opportunity for an evaluation. For large antiques, such as a bureau or china cabinet, bring a photo.Last year, the program was staged in Eagle and drew an enthusiastic response. This year, the venue was moved to Avon to reach out to the other end of the county.We had great fun learning about the antiques. The stories about how people got those antiques were the best part, said Eagle County Historical Society President Kathy Heicher.This is a drop-in style event. A half-dozen volunteers with antique expertise and access to the Internet will work at stations to help identify the antiques and estimate a value. Resources from the library will also be available.If we dont know the answer, we know who does, or we know where to find it, says librarian Mary Adams.The antiques experts who will be on hand include Adams, who formerly owned Planet Antiques & Decor in Eagle-Vail. Others who will be lending their expertise include Anne Madison, a certified antiques appraiser who has made a life-long career in the antique business. She is a former store owner, and currently operates a Web site for selling antiques. Her specialties include jewelry, watches and glassware.Cindy and Montey Lehmen will share their knowledge of sports collectibles. The Lehmans formerly owned a sporting goods store. They also are knowledgeable about antique car details, such as hood ornaments.Either Patty Cuney or Jody Conklin, the owners of Nest Furnishings and Consignments in Avon, will be on hand to help assess the value of furniture pieces. Rob Rollins, owner of Grammys Attic in Minturn, will also lend his expertise.The event is free. There will be an opportunity to sign up for membership in the Eagle County Historical Society.For more information, contact Kathy Heicher at 970-328-7104; or Mary Adams at the Avon Library, 970-949-6797.

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