~ The Children's Museum Hosted Antiques Roundup Appraisal Fair ~
On Friday, June 23rd 2006, The Children’s Museum of Utica once again hosted “The Antiques Round-Up Appraisal Fair. The TW Conroy Appraisal Team donated their appraisal services with proceeds benefiting The Children’s Museum of Utica. Folks with items to be appraised came up the ramp and in the side entrance door, paid $5.00 for one item or $10.00 for three items. They then were given a number, and escorted into our Birthday Room, then brought to the 2nd floor to their item's table when it was their turn. Individual tables covered the following Categories: Fine Art (paintings & sculpture); Child Related (teddy bears & dolls); Stamps/Coins/Books/Sports (memorabilia); Ceramics (pottery/ porcelein/ glass/ silver); General Antiques (furniture /folk art objects); Jewelry (jewelry /gems). TW Conroy's appraisal team is led by Timothy W. Conroy, the only accredited member in Central NY of the American Society of Appraisers, specializing in antiques & decorative arts. We thank them for their time and expertise.
On Saturday, April 22nd, The Children’s Museum of Utica hosted our first Annual “Antiques Round-Up Appraisal Fair. The "Antiques Round-Up” took place from 10:00am until 3:00pm and was videotaped by the production team from Nextsar Broadcasting for WFXV/WPNY/WUTR to air on Utica.tv on Saturday, May 27th. The TW Conroy Appraisal Team, led by Tim Conroy and Bob Knapp, donated their appraisal services and all proceeds benefitted The Children’s Museum of Utica. Appraisal fees were $5 per item, or 3 items for $10. The 3 item donation/appraisal fee also included admission to the four floors of the museum.
Valuing antiques & fine art takes years of study & experience. Don't be duped by the less-qualified. Trust the professionals at TW Conroy to provide you with the best, most accurate appraisals available for your prized belongings. TW Conroy's appraisal team is led by Timothy W. Conroy, the only accredited member in Central NY of the American Society of Appraisers, specializing in antiques & decorative arts. This elite membership is bestowed only upon those who pass strenuous examinations and have an impeccable track record of ethical conduct.
Chair Steve Genett (GM of Utica.tv) and Tim Conroy (owner TW Conroy Appraisers) set up a great format. Folks with items to be appraised came up the ramp and in the side entrance door, and paid there, [$5.00 for one item and $10.00 for three items]. They were then given a number, and escorted by board members into our Birthday/Green Room, where board members acted as wranglers and handlers to bring them to the 2nd floor to their item's table when it was their turn [we had coffee & donuts available for sale to patrons]. The TW Conroy Antiques Appraisal Team were able to evaluate all types of items, but bringing detailed photos of large items was encouraged.
Marlene Brown, Executive Director of The Children’s Museum of Utica, said “We were very excited to have this event at our museum and in our city. This event was fun and a great fund raiser for the museum!”
Joan T. Shkane, local attorney, and a Children's Museum Board member said “The Children’s Museum is one of the many things that make this area such a great place to live and raise children. We are committed to helping the museum and are very excited about the prospect of this appraisal fair.”
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