Vikki Day to host antique road show

Published 1:35 am Wednesday, April 9, 2008

By By Adrienne McKenzie
Ever wonder how much that family heirloom passed from generation to generation is now worth? Day Gallery owner Vikki Day and Flomaton Antique Auctions owner Nevin Heller can tell you.
"He (Heller) and I appraise for various organizations like the Pensacola Historical Society and he's doing this for me to get money for Art in the Park in June," Day said. "That will be an event for children with hands on activities and all kinds of art will be in the park for them to see through the Day Gallery."
Day said individuals can bring any items they consider valuable to "Atmore's Antique Road Show," which will be held Saturday from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the Day Gallery, located at 106 W. Ridgeley St.
"People can bring anything they think is valuable," she said. "It can be from a man's pocket watch to a little rocking chair to a painting or tea set, anything that they consider antique. Antiques should be 100 years old, that's a true antique. But, a lot of people have collectibles that are close to that age."
Day and Heller will verbally appraise different antiques. Day asks that no foreign coins, pre-Columbian artifacts, etc. be brought in for appraisal.
"Nevin does everything and since I was in the antique business, we've done appraisals together and I do a lot of southern items, he does a lot of furniture," Day said.
Cost of the appraisal is $15 for up to three items.
For more information, contact Day at 251-294-1237.

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