BCTV Hosts Antiques & Collectibles Appraisal Event

Antique aficionados from all around brought in their hidden treasures on Saturday morning to Schwarzwald United Church of Christ for the 2nd annual “Faire” Appraisal event hosted by Berks County Community Television.

Building on a successful first year, industry professionals were ready to discuss antiques, yard sale finds, and collectibles owned by local Berks residents.

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Not all antiques are old clocks and dinnerware. After learning about the event in Loose Ends Magazine, Kevin McDevitt couldn’t wait to stop in to see if his signed football had any value. After 20 minutes with the appraisers McDevitt learned his football, signed by the ’72 Steelers was in fact Authentic, mostly..

McDevitt was excited to hear the Terry Bradshaw signature was real. However, he mentioned the appraisers weren’t so enthusiastic about a few of the other signatures, pointing out they could have been easily signed by the “ball boy” but it was hard to tell.

“I picked up the football from a friend a long time ago and was always interested to see if it was real, it was worth the money” McDevitt said.

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The all-star team of guest appraisers included the host of BCTV’s “All That Stuff” Mr. Bill Howze, Ms. Valerie Malmberg, Mr. Brett Oslon, Mr. Chris Papadakis, and Mr. Phil Wesel. All more than qualified to assess a wide assortment of items.

Participants were able to have up to three items evaluated for the $20 entry fee. The BCTV film crew was also onsite capturing the day’s most interesting conversations. Stay tuned to BCTV, footage from Saturdays event will be compiled into a feature program.

All proceeds of the antique appraisal event benefited Berks County Community Television.

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