|Bennington Historical Society-- Antique Appraisal Show-- Lois Musel getting finding out about a century old tobacco and smoking feature from Jeff Spencer.|
The oldest item was a family trunk that Jeff estimated to be 200 to 250 years old and from Germany. The trunk was hand built of mahogany and of dove-tail construction. It was a jem.
|Lyle Sass and Jeff Spencer discussing the history and value of a 200+year old family trunk.|
Items ranged from Chinese and American porcelain, silver ware, old photos, guns, cameras, old post cards, an unusual pencil sharpener, smoking material and pocket watches. The most expensive item was a collection of pocket watches valued at nearly $4,000 to a cigar box that produced the comment; "well I have some bad news." We all had fun and learned something new. Our thanks once again goes to Jeff and Gene for sharing their time and expertise.
|Jan and Ivar share some very old family photographs, some predating the Civil War.|
|Linda Klabunde and Linda Mueller collected donations and kept the peace.|