Foundation for Montana History appraisal fair coming to Helena on Oct. 14

Treasure State residents are encouraged to bring their “treasure” to The Montana Antiques Appraisal Fair in Helena on Oct. 14 and get an expert opinion about its value.

The event, hosted by the Foundation for Montana History, is at Holter Art Museum, 12 E. Lawrence St.

Appraiser Timothy Gordon, left, and auctioneer Grant Zahajko, right, examine a historic item. 

The Foundation for Montana History

Appraisal tickets are $25 per item. There is a limit of two appraisal items per person (or four per couple). Tickets are available in time slots between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Spectators are free and encouraged to experience the Holter art galleries during the appraisal fair.

Please no firearms, chemicals or minerals. Typical items brought in for appraisal include paintings, sculptures, textiles, photographs, Western and Native Americana, dolls, sports memorabilia and other interesting or possibly valuable objects.

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