This weekend, you have a chance to find out what those antiques you’ve been keeping are really worth. At Custer’s 37th annual Spring Antique and Collector’s Sale, experts will be on hand to appraise your hand carried items (no firearms or musical instruments; for large items, just bring photos that show detail), so you can decide to keep, toss, or sell your collectibles. The MAC Appraisal Days runs Saturday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Spokane County Fair and Expo Center. The fee for each item appraised is $7 and benefits the MAC Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture. Bonus: everyone who has an item appraised will receive a 2-for-1 admission coupon for the MAC! Since the price of adult admission for the MAC is the same as the appraisal fee ($7), it’s like getting one item appraised free.
Plan to arrive early as appraisals are first come, first served. There is a limit of five items per person. In order to have your items appraised, you must pay admission to the Spring Antique and Collector’s Sale ($6 for adults all weekend long, kids 12 and under free, free parking), the largest indoor antique and collector’s sale in the Inland Northwest. Over 200 dealers participate, and there are thousands of vintage pieces in all price ranges to choose from, including kitchenware, industrial, jewelry, furniture, primitives, rustic garden, elegant glass, shabby chic, prints, and retro items. Show hours are Friday 4 p.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The appraisers will only be on hand Saturday and Sunday, but as your admission is good all weekend, you can browse the show on Friday and come back Saturday or Sunday to have your items appraised.