Antiques appraisal, skipjack author to sign books Nov. 11

An antiques fair by MAC Inc. on Nov. 11 will appraise items like this collectible lady head vase, age and value undetermined.

SALISBURY — How much is your grandmother’s china worth? Is that ugly lamp really a valuable antique? Here’s your chance to find out!


An Antiques & Collectibles Appraisal Fair will be held on Saturday, Nov. 11, sponsored by MAC Inc., the Area Agency on Aging, and the Westside Historical Society. The event will be held at MAC, located at 909 Progress Circle in Salisbury, off Snow Hill Road. Doors will open at 9:30 a.m., with appraisals from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.


Local antiques experts Charlene Upham and Steve Blumenauer will offer verbal fair market value appraisals. The cost for appraisals will be $5 per item and three for $10.


Admission to the event will be free.


The event also will feature vendors offering antiques and collectibles; a “museum room” to showcase Shore museums and culture; informational tables and exhibits on various area organizations; demonstrations, silent auction, entertainment and food.


In addition, award-winning writer and photographer Brice Stump will be on hand with copies of his new book, Working Skipjacks of Deal Island, which features 650 black-and-white photos. Stump also will be among the guest speakers.


Registration is now open for vendors and exhibitors. For more information or a registration packet, call 410-742-0505, ext. 118; or email


For information about MAC services, call Cindy Robinson at 410-742-0505, ext. 118, or email

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