I’m always amazed by the unique and innovative programming that takes place in libraries. Pasadena Public Library is a small system, and they still manage to do some very nice things. Here’s just one.
Library gears up for annual appraisal fair
— reported by the Pasadena Citizen
The “Antiques Road Show” is coming to 1201 Jeff Ginn Memorial Drive.
Well, not quite – but the Pasadena Public Library’s third annual Appraisal Fair on Sunday afternoon, Feb. 26, from 1 to 4 p.m. will be close.
For those uninitiated to the world of antique collecting, an appraisal fair determines the monetary and historical value of items. From family heirlooms to things culled from a trash bin, people wait in line for qualified appraisers to determine the value each item.
“They take in items and they have to have some idea of what the value of it is for insurance purposes,” said Henderson. “People like Finder’s Keepers (a company specializing in antiques) – they bring along their tools too, they have particular books they use to asses the value of something so they will bring theirs and we will have ours out – so it’s the combination of the two.”
In a culture that makes way for the future by removing its past, the fair, said Henderson, could send a more important message to people – to not simply determine a monetary value on an item, but to recognize the historical and emotional value of personal possessions – especially in an unpredictable economy.