Each month at the Metrolina Expo Vintage and Antique Show, we offer appraisals of all of your possible “buried treasures”! Just bring in your antiques or collectibles to see if you hit the history jackpot. It’s like having our very own “Antiques Roadshow”, right here in Charlotte!
As you may have read, a lucky person hit it big on PBS’ “Antiques Roadshow” recently when they appraised her inherited collection of photographic baseball cards from 1872 at $1 million dollars! And another person could have made between $20,000-$50,000 if he had just known what he was selling. According to KBAK in Bakersfield, California, a man sold a Civil War-era document found in a chest of drawers that had belonged to his grandmother for some quick cash– $50.
Not knowing if it was real or not, the owner of the store took a chance and bought it. He later authenticated it at a trade show and found out that the Abraham Lincoln signature on it was REAL and could be sold for a fortune! Don’t let something like that happen to you! Whether just for fun, for a quick history lesson, or to possibly make some extra cash from objects you have just lying around the house, come into the Metrolina Expo Vintage and Antique Show y receive a free appraisal of your item. You never know, you may walk out of there the proud (newly informed) owner of an important, and valuable piece of history!