Ever wonder what your prized family heirlooms might be worth? You will have the opportunity to find out at the Heritage Foundation of Oswego County’s Annual Antique Show and Sale.
The event, Heritage Foundation’s largest fundraiser of the year, will be held Harborfest weekend on July 27-28. The show will be held indoors at the Oswego YMCA Armory at the corner of West First and West Utica streets.
On Sunday of the show from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. attendees will have the opportunity to bring in their treasured antiques and have them professionally appraised.
“We are honored to be able to provide this valuable resource to Oswego,” said committee chairperson Austin Wheelock. “Mr. Edward Becker Jr. of Colony Shop Antiques & Art in Fayetteville is a certified appraiser with almost 40 years of experience whose expertise includes Asian, European and American antiques, American and European furniture, as well as paintings, sculpture and other artwork. Our attendees will appreciate the wealth of knowledge and unique insight on the world of antiques and art that Mr. Becker has to offer.”
Appraisals will have a per item charge of $3 or two for $5. Proceeds of the appraisals will be donated by Becker to the Heritage Foundation of Oswego County.
The Antique Show will also feature a special Heritage Foundation booth offering consigned or donated antiques and collectibles. Area residents are encouraged to consider this event as a venue to sell some of their unwanted antiques and collectibles.
“The Antique Show is a great opportunity to sell these items with Heritage Foundation doing the work and the owner getting paid,” Wheelock added. “It’s a wonderful experience for those who may not otherwise participate in antique shows.”
The antique show will be open July 27 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and July 28 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The show is within walking distance of the Harborfest activities or you can take the trolley to the front entrance. There is limited adjacent free parking for antique show visitors.
Those interested in more information on consigning items or reserving a vendor booth may contact Wheelock at 315-532-1277, or leave a message at the Heritage Foundation of Oswego County office at 315-342-3354.
The Heritage Foundation of Oswego County is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the preservation and promotion of Oswego County’s historic and architectural resources. The Heritage Foundation supports and sponsors projects and events that continue to educate our many communities on the importance of preservation.