Who hasn’t watched Antiques Roadshow with curiosity and wonder and thought about Aunt Sally’s old costume jewelry, coffee or tea set or that clock that was passed down from your great-grandfather?   Could they really be worth something, aside from sentimental value?  Take a closer look at the items on your shelves, dig around your basements and attics; and then bring them to South Plainfield Senior Center Saturday January 18 from 1-3pm as the South Plainfield Public Library welcomes back extremely popular expert antique appraiser Alan Snyder. 

Mr. Snyder discusses the current marketplace and the recent changes in collecting trends. Then he examines and verbally appraises the items that have been brought, providing facts or historical information about the item. He concludes with an entertaining question and answer period.  At this program people will receive a number, and as each person's number is called, they will bring up 1-2 items for Alan to appraise (please no weapons). For larger items a good photo will suffice. It’s always interesting to see what the true value is compared to what you would think it is. It’s also fun to see what other people collect, as well as their reactions to Alan's appraisal.

Alan Snyder of A.G. Snyder & Associates is a certified antiques and estate appraiser in Watchung, NJ who has been in business since 1979. He has participated in appraisal programs since the early 1990s long before Antiques Roadshow debuted on PBS television. He is also an antiques broker selling individual items, collections and estates for clients.  There is a limit of 50 people.  Registration is required and can be done by calling 908-754-7885 or stopping by the library. This program will be held at the South Plainfield Senior Center.