Antique & Collectible Appraisal at Riverton School March 19

The Antique & Collectible Appraisal returns to its home court this year as Riverton School Gym serves as the venue for the Society’s hugely popular event on Saturday, March 19, 2016, from 11 am to 3 pm.

Our bet is on well-known Philadelphia antiques expert, Mr. Ronald E. Shaffer, ISA, to three-peat his earlier very successful appearances with us in 2013 and 2015.

HSR antique appraisal fair poster March 2016 (Copy)Each time, the indefatigable veteran personal property appraiser both informed and delighted ardent collectors and curious onlookers as he seasoned his authoritative opinions of value with liberal amounts of drollery, historical asides, and restoration advice.

Also, we are fortunate to have Mr. Nicholas Fratto on the roster, returning to donate his services for a second season on this Antique & Collectible Appraisal Event.

This Accredited Master Gemologist and CEO of Anthony Jewelers will expertly evaluate your vintage fine jewelry–discretely, of course.

His full-service third-generation family business has served the Riverfront region and beyond since 1953.

Admission is free. Each expert’s verbal opinion of value is $5 per item. No written appraisals will be issued. No reservation needed.

PLEASE NOTE— so you will not be disappointed — Mr.Shaffer claims no general knowledge of firearms, swords, or modern-day collectibles. He specializes in American, English and Continental furniture, glassware, silver, china, American art, textiles, and needlework.

Furniture items are always welcome — if they are easily transportable by the owner. Photographs of items, too large to carry, are acceptable as long as they are clear, true views with sufficient detail. Mr. Fratto’s specialty is fine estate jewelry. – JMc




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John McCormick

Teacher at Riverton School 1974-2019, author, amateur historian, Historical Society of Riverton Board Member 2007-2023, newsletter editor 2007-2023, website editor 2011-2023

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