The Greene County Partnership Tourism Department's eighth annual Antique Appraisal Fair and Show, scheduled on Saturday at Greeneville High School, will offer experienced appraisers from a variety of locations and many, many areas of antiquing.
In addition, the Antique Appraisal Fair and Show will feature more than 45 antique dealers from three states selling their wares, along with museum displays and free seminars.
New to this year's event will be the preview party from 7 to 9 p.m. on Friday.
Those attending the preview party can shop the vendors early, have a meet-and-greet with some of the appraisers, and enjoy live entertainment by Blue Edition, plus refreshments and a silent auction.
Admission to the preview party on Friday evening is $10 per person, and tickets can be purchased at the door with cash or check.
On Saturday, the hours will be 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is free, and a $5 fee will be charged per item to be appraised.
Concessions will be available through Sno Biz of Greeneville, Auntie Ruth's Pretzels, and Peyton's Place Kettle Korn.
The Tourism Department of the Partnership will have homemade cakes, cookies, pies and breads for sale.
According to a Greene County Partnership news release, this year's event features qualified appraisers from across the Southeast:
* Jeff Cupp, an appraiser from Knoxville, is a 1981 graduate of West Greene High School, and graduated from Walters State Community College with an associate's degree in business and from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, with a bachelor's degree in advertising and marketing.
* Joe Hodges specializes in Americana, East Tennessee furniture, pottery and folk art, rose medallion, Canton and Chinese export, silver; American, English and continental, art; oils, pastels and graphics, Staffordshire; historical and figural, Oriental rugs/carpets and antique clocks and has also appeared on PBS's "Treasures in the Attic."
* John D. Case, the owner of "Case Antiques," and Harold Smiddy have more than 17 years' experience researching and evaluating American antiques and art, specializing in Southern Decorative Arts. Case has been a past appraiser for the PBS show "Treasures in the Attic" and has appraised in the area of folk art and furniture.
* Joey and Lisa Groseclose are returning appraisers. They specialize in military items (all wars), estate jewelry, costume jewelry, Native American Indian items, art glass (all general antiques). They are also an appraiser for "Treasures in the Attic" for all military and war-related items.
* Joe Rosson and Rick Crane specialize in autographs, silver, dolls, paper and documents, porcelain, country pottery, glass, pottery, art pottery (both American and foreign), and general items and antiques.
* Kenneth Depew specializes in toys; advertising and sports memorabilia; and has a basic, general knowledge of most antiques.
* Carol L. Wamble, International Society of Appraisers, and Certified Appraiser of Personal Property from Hermitage, is a fully-accredited professional appraiser and the owner of Wamble Appraising. Her specialties include: antiques, collectibles, residential contents, porcelain, pottery, glass, silver, decorative arts, furniture, primitives, Art Deco, Art Nouveau, Americana, books and toys.
* Edward Tuten from Memphis is a general appraiser and specializes in most antiques.
DOZENS OF DEALERS
More than 47 antique dealers will be selling their wares at this year's event, including the following:
Blountville, Willow Country; Bristol, John Gillespie; Bulls Gap, Jimmy McBride and Kay's House of Antiques; Chuckey, House of Hidden Treasures; Clinton, Dorothy's Antiques; Cornelius, N.C., Heart's Desire; Elizabethton, Norma's Dollhouse Antiques; Fall Branch, Antiques Warehouse and Jolene Gillenwater;
Greeneville, Vintage Décor & More; Junior Gilland; Still Hollow Farm; Willie's Antiques; Jack Jones; Jerry Hartsell; Nancy Bickmore; Greeneville Antique Market; and Andra Moskowitz;
Heiskell, Josh Anderson; Jonesborough, Janie Crabtree; Knoxville, Pat's Collectibles; Harold Roth, and The Packrat's Nest; Kodak, G & N Sales; Lake City, Valley Antiques; Louisville, Mike Barbera; Morristown, Russell Young; Newport, Ace Antiques; Rogersville, Tennessee Books & Autographs; Paula Bowman, and Anna's Attic; and Sevierville, Ursula's Vintage Collectibles and Loveday's Antiques.
The Appraisal Fair will also feature a number of historical attractions and museums.
The Andrew Johnson National Historic Site will present two programs in honor of Presidents Day.
Museum Technician Kendra Hinkle will share her knowledge and skills in the art of preserving family treasures, with a focus on photographs, documents, slides, and negatives.
Hinkle will present a PowerPoint presentation on the care and preservation of these treasures. During the program, examples of storage methods will be shared, stressing the importance of preserving family history.
Park Guide Daniel Luther will offer a PowerPoint presentation honoring Tennessee's three presidents: Andrew Jackson, James K. Polk, and Andrew Johnson.
The program, in keeping with the ongoing observance of the Civil War Sesquicentennial, not only will highlight the contributions made to the nation by these presidents, but also will focus on the ways in which their most notable achievements had the effect of propelling the country toward Civil War.
The programs will last approximately 30 minutes, and questions are welcome.
For each item an individual has appraised, the individual will have his or her name entered into a drawing to win a 51" Samsung LCD HD TV, compliments of Walmart.
Greeneville City Schools is the title sponsor.
Other sponsors include: News Channel 11, DTR Tennessee, Inc., The Greeneville Sun, Walmart Logistics, WGRV/WIKQ/WSMG, BB&T, CenturyLink;
also, Consumer Credit Union, Corley's Pharmacy, Dixie Home Crafters, Holston Home for Children, K-VA-T Food Stores, Premium Waters, Print Distribution Services, Rexel;
also, Rodefer Moss & Company, Sam's Club 8222, Sound Trax Technologies Towne & Country Event Rentals & Venues, and Walmart SuperCenter.
For more information, please call Tammy Kinser at the Partnership, 638-4111, or contact her by email at (firstname.lastname@example.org)