Evaluating the Treasure Trove

Judy Bowers displays her antique quilt, while Robert Brown (center) and Carol Mahoney (right) examine the piece. Brown and Mahoney are both appraisers from Northrop Antiques Mall in Southport. Courtesy photo

Judy Bowers displays her antique quilt, while Robert Brown (center) and Carol Mahoney (right) examine the piece. Brown and Mahoney are both appraisers from Northrop Antiques Mall in Southport. Courtesy photo

By: Carolyn Bowers

P.E.O. Antique Appraisal Fair
Sunday, Feb. 23rd
1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Southport Community Center
223 E Bay St.

Are you curious to know how much your antiques are worth? Now you can find out. The Southport chapter of P.E.O. (Philanthropic Educational Organization) is sponsoring its 11th annual Antique Appraisal Fair on Sunday, February 23rd from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Southport Community Center. There will be several certified appraisers, both specialists and generalists, to examine your treasure, and give you their estimate of what it is worth. You can bring in up to three hand-carried items to be appraised. The cost for a ticket is $7 per item or three tickets for $20. You can purchase tickets at the door. Doors will open at 12:30 p.m., and the appraisals will begin promptly at 1 p.m. Free refreshments will be available for you to enjoy.

P.E.O. is a non-profit organization. All of the proceeds from this fundraiser will go toward college scholarships, educational loans, and financial assistance for women to further their college education.

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