Friday, July 28, 2006

Antique Auction Day Coming To Arcadia

ARCADIA, FLORIDA -- The Antique Association of Arcadia, Florida is holding an Appraisal and Auction Day on August 19, 2006. Events will begin with an Appraisal Fair starting at 9:00 a.m. at the Arbor Banquet Hall located at 111 West Oak Street. Evaluation of articles will continue until 2:00 p.m. At 2:30 p.m. an Antique auction will be conducted with donations from local merchant members of the Antique Association.

Appraisals or evaluations of a variety of items will be offered, including but not limited to 18th 20th Century Furniture, sterling silver, ivory, oil paintings primitives, pottery, orientalia, costume and fine jewelry, quilts, Victorian, carnival and depression glass, and porcelain. Members of the Antique Association of Arcadia, invited dealers from other locations and selected appraisers, will give appraisals and evaluations. Items are limited to two items per person and cost of the evaluation / appraisal will be $ 5.00 for each article. Twenty percent of the appraisal fee will be donated to the American Cancer Society in memory of deceased members.

All items will be on view from mid July through the 18th of August in the local participating antique shops. The items will be located in the 'Red Ribbon' area of each Antique Association shop, with the values and descriptions attached.

Arcadia is located at the crossroads of Highways 70 and 17. There are three blocks of interesting antique shops to peruse in addition to the Appraisal and Auction. You may want to have breakfast at Wheelers Cafe, brunch at the Last Chapter Book Store & Coffee House, lunch at Brenda Lee's, afternoon tea at the Tea Room, and or dessert at any or all of them! There are also many other local restaurants from which to choose. Most of charming Oak Street the Antique District has store fronts dating to 1906 for that 'back in time' feeling of early Florida.

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