first_img Facebook 0 Tumblr Assistance League of Bend announces Kollectible or Keepsake September 14, an antique appraisal show benefiting Assistance League of Bend. Seven appraisal experts from around the country will be in attendance, helping Central Oregonians discover the value of some of their family heirlooms and treasures.A $40 ticket will provide entry and the appraisal of one item. Ticket holders will bring their item to the event at their designated ticket time – there will be 8 one-hour periods to choose from – starting at 9am. Attendees will have an opportunity to meet with an appraiser and visit various booths, and proceeds go directly to the philanthropic programs of Assistance League of Bend, a local organization dedicated to helping vulnerable children and adults in our community.Linda DyerAppraisers include Linda Dyer, Colleene Fesko, J. Michael Flanigan, Virginia Salem, James Supp, Stuart Whitehurst and Sara Wishart.Linda Dyer brings 30 year’s experience in evaluating, authenticating, buying and selling American Indian art and ethnographica to her business as an independent appraiser, consultant and broker of fine art and antiques.Colleene FeskoColleene Fesko is a Boston based fine art and antiques appraiser and broker specializing in 18th-21st century American and European paintings, prints, works on paper and sculpture.Michael FlaniganJ. Michael Flanigan is a Baltimore native who has been in the antiques business since 1976. He spent the years 1977-1984 at the firm of J. W. Berry and Son. While there he had the chance to examine and repair some of the finest examples of American antique furniture in both private and public collections.Virginia SalemVirginia Salem is the director of fine jewelry at Freeman’s auctioneers in Philadelphia. Freeman’s is the oldest auction house in America. Salem earned a Graduate Gemologist diploma in 1988. Shortly thereafter, she worked as Top Sales Associate in the Precious Jewelry Salon of Neiman Marcus in Boston, later joining E.B.Horn, Co., as a Gemologist and buyer of colored gemstones.James SuppA native of Tucson, Arizona, James Supp has been an avid collector of antique tools for over 25 years. He’s not simply a collector, though, as he actually uses his tools, restoring artifacts and producing finely crafted reproductions using authentic methods. With his skills as an artisan, James has restored and reproduced everything from ancient Roman surgical tools to 16th-century German costumes, and even Picasso sculptures.Stuart WhitehurstStuart Whitehurst is an independent appraiser and consultant of antiques and personal property. Stuart is a 28-year veteran of the auction industry, and is a generalist appraiser with extensive knowledge of American, British and European furniture, decorative arts of all types including ceramics and silver, as well as fine art.Sara WishartSara Wishart is an independent appraiser and consultant of antiques and personal property. She is a generalist appraiser, with extensive knowledge of furniture and decorative arts, and a specialty in silver. Sara is a veteran of the auction world, having spent nearly 14 years with a New England auction house where she was Director of the Fine Silver Department, Deputy Director of the Fine Books & Manuscripts Department, and a specialist in European furniture and decorations.Kollectible or Keepsake will be held Sunday, September 14, from 9-5 at the Deschutes County Fairgrounds. Tickets are on sale now at just $40 per item. For more information, tickets, or get a peek at the appraisers go to or call 541-420-3387.Meet the Appraisers Kocktail PartySunday, Sept. 14 5–7 p.m.Doubletree by Hilton BendLimited to 125 individualsTickets: $655 lucky attendees will be contacted prior to the event and will be able to bring an item to the event for a verbal appraisal. E-Headlines LinkedIn Share. Twittercenter_img Kollectible or Keepsake Fundraiser at the Deschutes County Fairgrounds Email By CBN Google+ on September 9, 2014 Pinterestlast_img read more