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Monday, November 18, 2013

Antique Appraisal Show

The Bennington Historical Society held its fall Antique Appraisal Show at the Saint John's Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall.  Approximately 60 attended.  Mr. Jeffrey Spencer and Gene Mueller appraised antiques, old coins and family heirlooms.
Jan McKelvie and Linda Klubunde greeted and collected donations
The Society served beverages and baked goods, sugar was in great demand and supply.  (I ate 4 brownies!!).  The Society also offered for sale their 2014 calendar that features group pictures throughout history in our community (faces and names).  About $300 was raised and will be used in Society projects. 

Jeff Spencer appraising a piece of jewery for Jan and Bob McKelvie

A wide range of antiques were brought.  They included: silverware from the Layman Hotel, antique firearms, jewelry, crockery, century old dolls, carnival glassware, paintings, posters, baby buggy, clocks, pocket watches, coins, furniture, WWII war relics, old WWII letters, tin type photographs, cloths, and pictures.  A great deal was learned by everyone.  

Jeff Spencer is describing the history of a century old "Buggy Comforter" brought by Linda Klabunde 

A century old Circus Poster for Ord, Nebraska
Bennington History Society's Antique Appraisal Show

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