Posted by boston.com March 21, 2014 10:00 AM
The following was submitted by the Medford Historical Society & Museum:
Two upcoming programs at the Medford Historical Society & Museum will focus on historic clocks and antiques that you might find around your home. Both events promise to be convenient opportunities to have your precious objects assessed by a professional and learn a little more about their story and value.
Bob Fishman, well-known founder of Bell-Time Clocks in Andover, Massachusetts, will speak and introduce the fascinating art and history of New England clocks and then spend some time appraising timepieces at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, March 26. Attendees should e-mail Kyna Hamill, Co-President of MHSM, in advance, at firstname.lastname@example.org, if they wish to have their clocks evaluated by Mr. Fishman. There is no charge for MHSM members; non-members will be charged $5.
In a long career, Mr. Fishman has sold more than 1,600 vintage clocks, as well as restored and repaired over 7,000 timepieces. (He also purchases clocks.) If you have a question about clocks, whatever the vintage, Bob Fishman is the savvy professional with the answers.
As for antiques, if you have ever wondered what your grandmother’s old silver in your attic is worth, you are invited to attend the “Antique Appraisal Afternoon,” hosted by Kaminski Auctions of Beverly from 1-3 p.m. on Saturday, April 5. As a fundraiser for the MHSM, appraisal costs will be $10 for each item or $25 for a maximum of three items. (Check or cash only. There is no charge for general admission.) Kaminski will appraise all items except for jewelry, coins, stamps or books. If you would like to have large furniture appraised, please bring along a photograph and, if possible, a drawer from the piece.
Both programs will take place at the Medford Historical Society & Museum at 10 Governors Avenue and refreshments will be provided.