Antique Appraisal Day at The History Museum

LAKE PLACID – The Lake Placid-North Elba Historical Society’s annual Heritage Day will be held Saturday at The History Museum, 242 Station St., Lake Placid.

As part of that event former Adirondack Museum curator and local expert Ted Comstock will be available from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. to provide an appraisal of antiques and collectibles and perhaps “fill in the blanks” for those unsure of the age and origin of their objects.

Cost for the appraisals will be $5 per item, with three items for $12. Ted Comstock donates his time and expertise for this event, so 100 percent of the proceeds benefit operations at The History Museum.

The last time this was done, more than 50 objects were appraised, ranging from a children’s miniature tea set to a late 19th century solo canoe. Items that can be appraised include furniture, china, glass and other home decor; camp items such as packbaskets, fishing tackle and snowshoes; photographs, books, prints and paintings. Please, no stamps, coins, or jewelry.

“The last Antique Appraisal Day was a great event,” said Nancy Lynch, a member of the Lake Placid-North Elba Historical Society. “All proceeds from the event support operation of the museum, and it was fascinating to observe the expertise and knowledge of Ted Comstock in providing the appraisals.”

In addition to antique appraisals Heritage Day will include music, book sale, children’s activities, a bake sale, and a silent auction.