News-Antique.com - Aug 17,2009 - Following in the footsteps of the Raleigh Antiques Roadshow, the Durham Regent Retirement Community hosted an appraisal fair on August 1st. Open to both Regent residents and the local Durham community, the appraisers at the fair had a steady line of customers for the three hour event. A wide array of items were valued; notable items included, a Springfield rifle, a Persian gold armor set, pair of period Windsor chairs, pair of mid-20th century Japanese presentation vases, signed German and English porcelain, and notable original oil paintings.
Becky Vollers, event coordinator reported "Our (Durham Regent Retirement's) first appraisal fair was a wonderful and exciting experience. This event was filled with unforgettable memories.” Antique and art appraiser Vicky Nash Shaw stated that she “provided valuations for about 40 customers and for about 150 items. Not only did I see some unusual treasures, but I heard some fabulous stories about the items. It was a fun appraisal event.”
The Durham Regent Community residents have a tradition of supporting the community, and proceeds from the appraisal fair benefited both school children and the local Ronald McDonald home. The independent living retirement community is located on Pickett Road in Durham; Becky Vollers can be reached at 919 490-6224. Local appraiser Vicky Nash Shaw can be contacted at 919 474-6930 or through her website at www.TheAuthenticAppraisal.com.