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Monday, June 15, 2015

3rd Annual Antique Appraisal Event Raises Funds for Foundation

For a 3rd year, antique appraisal expert John Leonard, of Leonard Auction in Addison, IL, took on some of our community’s most eclectic curios on Saturday, June 6, at the Library.

John Leonard of Leonard Auction
uses his tablet to do some quick
research on a pair of end tables
(the drawer from one of the tables
is shown), which  he then valued at $750.
Some of the items were family treasures passed down from great grandparents, in some cases found in attics and basements. Others were random finds at garage sales. One woman had bought 2 single-drawer end tables for $25 at a Mt. Prospect garage sale. She was delighted to hear Mr. Leonard advise that she’s likely to get $750 for them!

The event began with John briefly reviewing the current antique market. Hottest items are estate jewelry, artwork, sports items, and modern, “Don Draper” furniture from the 1950’s.

The event was a fundraiser hosted by the Roselle Library Foundation, with John sharing his expertise and donating his time. Starbucks of Roselle generously provided coffee refreshments and delicious donuts were donated by Dunkin’ Donuts on Lake Street in Bloomingdale.

One delighted attendee commented: “It was fun and fascinating to see the pieces people brought in and hear their stories. History come to life…”

Many thanks to everyone who attended this educational and fun event. The Roselle Library Foundation appreciates your support!

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