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Published: Wednesday, 2/11/2009

Wood County agency offers antique appraisals

BOWLING GREEN The Wood County Historical Center and Museum will present Cash or Trash? Antique Appraisal Clinic from 1 to 3 p.m. March 14.

Four professional appraisers with more than 80 years experience will be available to determine the worth of antiques.

Jim O Bryant of Gem Appraisal Lab in Maumee specializes in jewelry; Jim Hurt, Jr., an auctioneer in Tiffin, specializes in glass, pottery, furniture, and housewares; Mike Brandly, an auctioneer from Columbus, specializes in household items, and Kim Snyder, an appraiser from Cygnet, Ohio, is a third-generation antiques dealer.

The cost for an appraisal is $15 for the public and $10 for historical society members. Limit: two items per person. The museum will be open for self-guided tours.

The museum is located mile from I-75 in the former county home at 13660 County Home Road. Take exit 179, the Bowling Green exit, turn east on State Rt. 6, turn right at County Home Road.

For more information, call Kelli King at 419-353-0967 or museum@woodcountyhistory.org or visit woodcountyhistory.org.

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