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MAC Appraisal Days at Custer’s Antique Sale

An appraiser examines a vintage quilt at the MAC Appraisal Days event in Spokane. (Cheryl-Anne Millsap / Photo by Cheryl-Anne Millsap)
An appraiser examines a vintage quilt at the MAC Appraisal Days event in Spokane. (Cheryl-Anne Millsap / Photo by Cheryl-Anne Millsap)

(photo by Cheryl-Anne Millsap) 

 

 

 

   This weekend, if you want to have it both ways, you’re in luck. For those of you who love to spend hours trolling for vintage bargains each spring at the Custer’s Antique and Collector’s Sale, but would really love to know just how much that family heirloom Great Aunt Sadie left you is worth, the Spokane Fair and Expo Center can provide one-stop entertainment.


   The 13th annual Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture's Antique Appraisal Days will be held at the Custer’s sale again this year.


   Experts and qualified appraisers will be available both days to consult. Items are limited to hand-carried items only and no firearms are musical instruments are permitted. The cost is only $5 per item (Limit 5 items per person) and all proceeds will go to the ongoing restoration and support of the historic Campbell House.


   I’ve been to a number of the MAC Appraisal Days and I always have a good time. It’s fun to see what people bring in and there are always surprises and unexpected discoveries. And, if you pick up a great treasure at the sale and would like to know more about what you’ve found, well, the experts will be just around the corner.

Details:
When: Saturday April 30: 10am-7pm and Sunday May 1: 11am-5pm
Where: Spokane Fair and Expo Center
Fees: Admission to Custer’s Antique and Collector’s Sale is $6.

 



Cheryl-Anne Millsap writes about antiques and collectibles and the love of all things vintage. Millsap's Home Planet column appears each week in the Wednesday "Pinch" supplement and she is The Spokesman-Review's female automobile reviewer. She is a regular contributor to Spokane Public Radio and her essays can be heard on Public Radio stations across the country. Cheryl-Anne is the author of "Home Planet: A Life in Four Seasons."