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Lambs Farm to host antiques appraisal breakfast

Come to Lambs Farm at 9:30 a.m. May 21 to enjoy breakfast and have an item professionally appraised by licensed appraiser Karl Gates.

Come to Lambs Farm at 9:30 a.m. May 21 to enjoy breakfast and have an item professionally appraised by licensed appraiser Karl Gates.

 

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Curious about the worth of an inherited or treasured item in your home? Come to Lambs Farm at 9:30 a.m. May 21 for breakfast and have an item examined by licensed appraiser Karl Gates.

Each year, Lambs Farm hosts an Antique Appraisal Breakfast for attendees to learn more about Lambs Farm and to have an item professionally appraised.

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Gates, who attended the Art Institute of Chicago and American Academy of Art, has professionally run more than 300 appraisal fairs. He also has taught 30 years of antiques/collectibles classes and seminars, was a United States Treasury Department appraiser for three years, and ran Good Bye Good Buys Estate Sales for 30 years.

Each appraisal during the breakfast generally consists of the history behind the item, the age, the value, and possibly the material and the maker.

"Every piece I see has a story beyond its value. I find people a good way to connect with its past," Gates said.

He not only gives insight into what to look for, but also what to avoid. According to Gates, often treasures people are holding onto no longer have the same economic value because "taste is personal."

Space is limited, so register as soon as possible. To reserve a spot, call (847) 990-3749 or visit www.lambsfarm.org/events. Lambs Farm is at 14245 W. Rockland Road, Libertyville, Green Oaks.

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