What’s It Worth?
Join Friends of the Newfields Public Library at The Brook in Seabrook, NH on Saturday, October 28th from 10am – 2pm for an antiques and vintage appraisal event.
Have you always wondered what a family heirloom or old baseball card collection is worth? Do you have a coin collection or jewelry that you’d like to know more about? Have it appraised by one of six expert antiques dealers at this fundraising event for Friends of the Newfields Public Library.
- $5/item (cash, check).
- Limit of 3 items per person.
- No firearms or weapons of any kind.
- Items must be small enough to fit in your lap and be hand carried inside the venue.
- Must be 18+ to enter.
Food and non-alcoholic beverages will be available at no charge. Alcohol will be available for purchase.
Friends of the Newfields Public Library can use your help the day of the event. Sign up for a one-, two-, three- or four-hour shift.
All volunteers can bring one item to be appraised at no charge!
Phelps Fullerton and Jamie Marston
Jamie Marston & Phelps Fullerton
Jamie and Phelps have been actively involved as antique collectors, dealers and auction house consultants for over 30 years in the Seacoast NH area.
Their areas of interest include antique advertising and country store items, genres that include early stone lithographed posters, tin and porcelain signs, and a wide variety of store fixtures, cabinets, displays.
Jamie’s expertise and interests include a broad range of antiques and mid-century modern, including art deco, arts & crafts, stoneware, glass, Christmas & Halloween collectibles, costume jewelry and folk art.
Phelps was the in-house consultant and cataloger for the James D. Julia, Inc., Fairfield, ME twice a year specialty antique advertising and country store auctions for over 15 years. They maintain a booth at the Route 1 Antiques Shop in Hampton Falls.
David O’Bara has co-owned “Antiques at Edgerly Farm” in Hampton Falls, NH the past eleven years but has been interested, buying and selling antiques since the age of 9. His knowledge in antiques is extensive but his favorite items to appraise is pottery, (Roseville, Weller, Van Briggle (etc.), Glassware, and Fine China.
Dan has been in the antique business for many years. He and his wife Jan ran their own auction business for over 20 years. He buys his antique almost exclusively from private homes and he does not specialize.
He buys early American antiques and furniture, books and paper collectibles, including autographs, early documents, maps, postcards, old photos and cameras, historical newspapers, and old magazines, coins and paper money, gold and silver jewelry, sterling silver, military items, old tools, pocket watches and wristwatches, stamp collections, guns (antique only), toys and dolls, painting and art, fishing and other sporting items, railroad collectibles, advertising items, political collectibles, and Oriental items.
Greg Pruitt’s interest in antiques began early in life, as the son of a traveling minister who refinished and sold furniture in the 70’s and 80’s. Today, Greg restores historical properties on the NH Seacoast and uses them to house antique dealers. Collector’s Eye in Stratham, Route 1 Antiques and Brickhouse 76 in Hampton Falls together are home to more than 100 individual dealers. Greg’s main areas of interest are early American furniture and silver, along with mid-century modern and artistic items.
John Raimo has been a collector of Asian art and antiques for over 40 years and has had that field as a primary area of interest for the last fifteen. He is a longtime collector of and dealer in late 19th and early 20th century American and European paintings and works on paper. He has also provided cataloging and appraisal services to several New England auction houses offering Asian objects for sale. During his time as president of Montserrat College of Art, Dr. Raimo worked to foster a student exchange program between Montserrat and a Japanese college of art and design and has traveled to Japan to further that initiative.
About Friends of the Newfields Public Library
The Friends of the Newfields Public Library raise money to help support the Paul Memorial Library. They provide many materials and services that the Library could not otherwise afford. Because of their hard work, the following are available for all patrons:
- New DVDs each month.
- Free and discounted museum passes.
- Magazine subscriptions.
- Welcome gift for new residents.
- Support for the Summer Reading Program.
- The quarterly newsletter mailed out to all households.
- Tote bags and coffee mugs for sale at the library.
About The Brook
Eureka was founded in 1997 by the Lee family and sold to the employees in 2015 making it Nevada’s first 100% employee owned casino. Led by Greg Lee and Andre Carrier, both of whom have New Hampshire ties, the company has expanded from Nevada to include The Brook.
Renowned not only for the work they do to serve their guests but also their community, Eureka is known for its quality service, products, and innovative community service, Eureka has been recognized by Fortune Magazine as one of the Top 100 Medium Workplaces in America for two consecutive years.