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Pittsburgh's Hidden Treasures Antiques Appraisal Event

By August 16, 2012

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Got cool stuff? Want to be on camera? If so, bring your collectibles, heirlooms or other prized treasures to the Senator John Heinz History Center on Sunday, August 19, 2012, for the fifth annual Pittsburgh's Hidden Treasures appraisal event. From 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., professional appraisers will be on hand to assess the historic significance of your items (each visitor is allowed to bring two items - they must fit through a standard doorway) and provide a verbal assessment of potential monetary value. Heinz History Center members can get in a little early, at 9:00 a.m.

More than 50 professional appraisers will identify items from a variety of disciplines, including:

  • Militaria
  • Sports and presidential memorabilia
  • Books and documents
  • Antique coins and jewelry
  • Furniture and household items (China, glass, silver, vases, etc.)
  • Classic toys
  • Textiles (wedding dresses, quilts, etc.)
  • American and European art

Throughout the day, KDKA-TV camera crews will roam the museum seeking out the most unique items. Some items will be featured as part of a KDKA special this fall (with permission).

"Pittsburgh's Hidden Treasures" is free for History Center members and is included in the regular History Center admission price for non-members. All History Center and Western Pennsylvania Sports Museum exhibits will be open for visitors.

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