July 4, 2022

Antique Appraisal Day at the Estuary

Marilyn Maynard and Paula Ferrara (ECSI Director) both from Westbrook with their items appraised last year at the Estuary.

The Estuary Council of Seniors, located at 220 Main St. in Old Saybrook, is hosting its annual Antique Appraisal Day on Saturday April 8, from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.  This years appraisers are Norman and Linda Legassie, Judith Shea, Kirt Wendler, Tom Medlin, John Newman and Peggy Marchiello.

Last year Marilyn Maynard from Westbrook and Paula Ferrara, Estuary Executive Director, brought their “treasures” to be appraised.  Marilyn brought her husband’s grandfather’s coal carrier that has been handed down through the family.  It is actually a carved tree root that has been painted to resemble a snake.  It was used when his grandfather worked on the railroad to carry a large chunk of coal over his shoulder to the trains.  The carved snake is a fine example of early American folk art and was appraised for $2,400.  Marilyn has decided not to let her grandchildren play with it anymore.

Paula bought the left handed mustache cup for her husband in 1974 on their honeymoon in an antique shop in Kentucky for about $10.  It was appraised at $75.

You can bring your own books, fine arts and period furnishings, glass and pottery, or any other treasure to have it appraised at $5 for one item or $10 for three items.
For further information please call 860-388-1611.