PHOTO GALLERY: 'Roadshow' experts fill Spring Appraisal Faire

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  • The new Marco Island Historical Museum was filled to capacity Saturday for the Spring Appraisal Faire presented by the Marco Island Historical Society.
  • A team of professionals provided expert appraisals.

The new Marco Island Historical Museum was filled to capacity Saturday for the Spring Appraisal Faire presented by the Marco Island Historical Society. Attendees lined up to find out what there treasures were worth. A team of professionals provided expert appraisals.

Ken Farmer owner of Ken Farmer Auctions and Appraisals, LLC, Wes Cowan, President and Principal Auctioneer of Cowan’s Auctions and Nan Chisholm owner of Nan Chisholm Fine Art, Ltd. were on hand to provide expert appraisals. Farmer, Cowan, and Chisholm are all featured experts on the PBS television show "Antiques Roadshow."

In addition to the Antiques Roadshow experts Denise Kowal a gemologist and jewelry expert from Sarasota was on hand to appraise jewelry and local experts Barbara and Bill Meek of the Harmon Meek Gallery were on hand to appraise art and cut glass.

Attendees were entertained by Frankie Ray and Mary Ellen, Carol and Bernie Bierman and Bob and Norma Daniels also known as the Daniels Duet.

The appraisal faire provided an opportunity to tour the Marco Island Historical Museum, Collier County’s newest museum. All proceeds from the Appraisal Faire benefit the Marco Island Historical Society’s Museum Fund.

For more information about the MIHS, call (239) 394-6917.

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sharkfloss writes:

The Spring Appraisal Faire was a real treat.
All of the best of wishes to the new Marco Island Historical Museum and all those who were involved with its planning and construction.

denisekowal writes:

As one of the Appraisers for this fundraising event, I want to thank the dedicated volunteers because the whole day was wonderfully organized and well attended. The city and county council should be very appreciative of the work being done to honor the islands history, which gives meaning and a sense of place for the residents. Thank you for having me. I so enjoyed the day and meeting everyone. Respectfully, Denise Kowal, Silver, Jewelry and Gemstone Master Valuer

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