“For What It’s Worth! Antique Appraisals” at Rockford Public Library
Licensed appraiser Karl Gates shares experiences and history of antiques
Are you interested in learning the value of a collectible item you own? If you answered yes, then join Rockford Public Library for “For What It’s Worth! Antique Appraisals” on Saturday, April 7, from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. in the Main Library Auditorium, 215 N. Wyman St (Enter from Mulberry St). Karl Gates, a licensed appraiser with 30 years experience will discuss what attributes to look for in an item to determine its worth as an antique. His presentation also includes a brief lecture on the general history of antiques and collectibles. Participants are welcome to bring one item for appraisal at the end of the program. Photos are acceptable in place of furniture; however, no stamps, coins or weapons are allowed.
This program is free and open to the public. Registration is required; call 965-7606, press option 5 or register online through our events calendar at www.rockfordpubliclibrary.org.
About the Library
The Rockford Public Library, founded in 1872 as the second library in Illinois, currently has six facilities, including the Main Library and five Branch Libraries. The Rockford Public Library’s mission is to enhance community life and development by informing, educating, entertaining, and providing cultural enrichment to all people of all ages by collecting information to address the diverse interests of our dynamic community.