‘Vintage Vermillion’ will feature antique appraisals

'Vintage Vermillion' will feature antique appraisals Is Antiques Roadshow your favorite TV program? Have you ever wondered if your Great Aunt Lydia's friendship quilt might be worth a lot of money? If so you will want to bring your antiques and collectibles to "Vintage Vermillion," a locally-produced antiques and collectibles show to be held in the Vermillion Public Library on Sunday, June 11, from 1 to 5 p.m.

Sponsored by the Vermillion Public Library Foundation, the show will include verbal appraisals in four fields: quilts, books, glassware of the 1950s-1970s, and comic books. Four local appraisers are scheduled to provide appraisals simultaneously in four areas of the library.

Mary Waller, a quilt designer, instructor, author and judge, whose expertise includes quilt history and care of quilts, will appraise quilts; Brian Busek, longtime book collector and owner/operator of Main Street Books, Vermillion's downtown bookstore, will appraise books; Susan Jones, whose early life was spent with professional antique dealers and who has spent her adult years studying glassware, will appraise glassware of the 1950s-1970s; and Philip Johnson, a USD graduate student who has a lifetime hobby of book collecting and who himself is a talented designer, will appraise comics.

A $5 fee will be charged at the library door for each admission to "Vintage Vermillion." This fee will entitle the participant to one verbal appraisal. For a $10 admission the participant may receive three verbal appraisals. It is not necessary that all appraisals be in the same field. No written appraisals will be given.

Since the library is normally closed on Sundays during the summer, regular library service will not be available. However, anyone paying the basic admission fee may observe the appraisers in action and everyone is invited to join in light refreshments. Cookies will be provided by the Friends of the Library.

The Vermillion Public Library Foundation, in planning for this event, has taken into consideration what is perceived to be a strong local interest in antiques and collectibles. Funds raised will be used to enhance the children's department of the library. Call 677-7060 for further information.

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