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Georgia Museum of Art Hosting Collectors Roadshow

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A fundraiser for the Georgia Museum of Art will also provide appraisals of potential valuables.

The two-day fundraising event will allow those attending to learn the real value of their family heirlooms, vehicles, banknotes, books and other items.

Director of Communications Hillary Brown tells us what you can expect at the Collectors Roadshow.

“Now that sounds like Antiques Roadshow and it sounds like that for a good reason,” we’re going to have experts from Bonham’s Auction House down here and Friday night is a Patron’s party, it’s a little bit more expensive but you do get your in-person valuations with those experts as part of your ticket.”

Funds raised go toward acquisitions for the museum.

The events take place on May 11th and 12th with public appraisals on Saturday.

“All day, 10 am to 5 pm, you’re first valuation is $15 if you’re a member of the museum, $20 if you’re not a member and then you can have up to two more items valued at $10 each.”

Brown says that’s much less than typical appraisals.

"Normally an appraisal costs something $100, $200. This is not quite that, but you are not getting a written version but you are getting an idea of whether this fabulous object you picked up at somebody’s yard sale is worth spending the extra money to get an appraisal.”

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Spectators are invited to come watch as well.

To purchase tickets, register, or for more information visit: http://georgiamuseum.org/collectors-road-show.

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