Are you a lover of antiques? Do you have a vintage piece and are curious as to what its value is? This Saturday, May 18, 2019, the Osceola County Historical Society’ will be hosting its first Antiques & Appraisal Fair at the Pioneer Village at Shingle Creek.
There will be five professional appraisers who will be on site to provide verbal appraisals, Dave Askew, owner of Dave Askew Jewelers will be providing appraisals on pieces of jewelry, Juan Chombo, avid toy collector will be appraising collectibles specializing in records and toys, Lauren Steiert, design expert and realtor extraordinaire, The Vintage Pickin Mama, and Jeremy Lanier, co-owner of Lanier’s Historic Downtown Marketplace will help guests by appraising antique items!
Lanier’s Historic Downtown Marketplace opened its door almost 25 years ago. This family business is owned and operated by Tom and Sharon Lanier along with their son Jeremy. Located in the heart of the Downtown Kissimmee’s Historic Business District, this 18,000 square foot antique mall filled with quality antiques, collectibles, and design ideas. Jeremy Lanier, son of Tom and Sharon is on the Osceola County Historical Society’s Board of Directors and is honored to be one of the appraisers that will be on site during the Antiques and Appraisal Fair.
Being in the antique business for some time now, Jeremy is very knowledgeable of the value of antique items and explains that giving people the opportunity to come to the Antiques and Appraisal Fair at the Pioneer Village at Shingle Creek allows guests to interact with a professional antique dealers rather than relying on the internet to get an appropriate appraisal for their item.
“We can give you a little bit more about the history of the item if we are able to see it in person. Our appraisers are going to ask guests questions that are more interactive so we can collect the information we need to give the best appraisal value,” says Jeremy.
We are excited to have to first annual Antiques and Appraisals Fair at the Pioneer Village at Shingle Creek, it a perfect opportunity for guests to the event to bring a special treasure that they have, maybe it’s a something they’ve inherited from their grandparents or its an item that they purchased from an antique shop. This event will give those guests the opportunity to have access to five experts in the antiques and collectibles field where they can get direction on the item’s value. Every ticket that is purchased for the Antiques and Appraisal Fair will benefit the Osceola County Historical Society which is a fantastic organization focused on preserving and educating the history of Osceola County with others.
Tickets are $15 for 1 item; $30 for 2 items; $40 for three items. Tickets include admission for two people to Pioneer Village at Shingle Creek. Advanced tickets are suggested for appraisals to ensure your appraisal time slot but guests are welcome to purchase the day of the event. Additional guests must pay general admission: $7 adults; $3 children under 12. Participants can bring up to 3 items to receive a verbal appraisal from a professional antique dealer. Once you purchase a ticket the Osceola County Historical Society will provide you will receive a scheduled time for your appraisal.
Appraisal Fair Rules
- Limit three items per person.
- You must be able to carry items that are being appraised.
- You will be responsible for securing items during your visit.
- No weapons (guns, knives) will be appraised.
- Please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to your scheduled time. If you miss your appointment time, you may have the opportunity to have your item(s) appraised later in the day.
- If you wish to donate an item to the Historical Society, a staff member will be available to assist and to determine if the item meets our guidelines.
For more information visit osceolahistory.org.
Dig out your old family treasures and head to the Osceola County Historical Society’s first Antiques & Appraisal Fair on Saturday, May 18, 2019, at the Pioneer Village at Shingle Creek.
Photos were taken at Lanier’s Historic Downtown Marketplace