YUCCA VALLEY — Antique Appraisal Day was a win-win for the public and the public library Saturday.
For $5 per item, Basin residents got appraisals for their treasured antiques, old documents, records, books and other valuables. The library will use the money for its programs. The appraisal experts donated their services, but they won a little too by subtly promote their businesses or services.
The Friends of Yucca Valley Library host Antique Appraisal Day annually.
Friends member Jean Kempton has worked the annual Antique Appraisal Day since the beginning. “It must be eight or nine times now,” she said. Kempton brought in an 1826 bank note for 40 pounds drawn on the Bank of Glasgow. Appraiser Stanley Zarakov evaluated the piece, and while explaining only someone who collects this particular type of document would be a potential buyer, he valued the piece between $25 and $100.
In addition to Zarakov, jewelry expert Vincent Harold, fine-arts dealer Hans Schroeder and “Doo-Wop” Dan Trutanich, a record album archivist and connoisseur, lent their skills to the cause of helping the library Saturday.
“It is absolutely awesome that they do this for us,” Friends President Shawn Steves said.
The organization’s corresponding secretary, Peggy Pruitt, reminds the public of two more events to benefit the library. “We have the annual book sale coming up and also our breakfast with Santa,” she said.
For information about library programs or to become a member of the Friends, call (760) 228-5455.