Here’s your chance to find out if that stained-glass lamp your Great Aunt Sally left you is the real deal Tiffany pinecone desk lamp she swore it was, or a knockoff she picked up back in the ’80s at Woodward’s.
Brian Lehman and his team of appraisers will tell you what your treasures are worth, dollars-wise, in an antiques appraisal event at the Calgary Public Library. Experts in fields such as coins, military items and porcelain will be staffing the event, which goes Saturday, Nov. 3, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the downtown Central branch. You must have a library card to participate and there is a limit of three verbal appraisals per cardholder.
And if you’re a fan of the original Antiques Roadshow, which premiered in Britain in 1977 and has been going strong ever since, you might enjoy this video clip. It’s from the spinoff series Priceless Antiques Roadshow and features ceramics expert Henry Sandon talking about his early days on the show. Sandon is one of the most-loved experts on the series, as his endless knowledge is matched only by his never-flagging enthusiasm. And cue the trumpets….