POMPANO BEACH HISTORICAL SOCIETY TO HOLD ANTIQUE ROAD SHOW & YARD SALE
An appraiser from PBS's “Antiques Roadshow” will be on hand to appraise items brought in by members of the community.
BY MARIE PULEO | POMPANO BEACH NEWS REPORTER
The Pompano Beach Historical Society will hold its first annual Antique Roadshow and Yard Sale Fundraiser on Saturday, April 17, at Founders Park in Pompano Beach.
Robert Waterhouse, a regular appraiser on the long-running television series “Antiques Roadshow,” which airs on PBS, will be on site from 11am until 2pm, along with Jay Miller, a local antique dealer and expert in collectibles, to appraise items brought to them by anyone who attends the event. One item will be appraised for free; additional items will be appraised for a donation of $5 each, which goes to the historical society.
The appraising will be shown live on the historical society’s Facebook page.
The yard sale will take place from 10am until 3pm.
“We’ll have lots of great things,” said Pat Rowley of the Pompano Beach Historical Society. “Everything from new or used, to vintage and antique. People have been very generous in donating items for the sale.”
Prices will range from $1 to $100, said Rowley.
Items for sale include vintage glassware, china, lamps, collectible salt and pepper shakers, nesting hens, vinyl records and a large collection of rooster figurines. Antique items include a functioning Victrola phonograph, an upright radio and dishes. There will also be original vintage and modern prints and paintings – folk, still life and landscapes – and a selection of costume jewelry, mirrors, cookbooks, CDs and WWII and Vietnam War books.
As part of the Antique Roadshow and Yard Sale, a silent auction will be held for an original watercolor painting of a South Florida fishing village, created by artist Meredith Miller in 1976, when she lived in Coconut Grove. The painting can be viewed at the historical society during opening hours or by appointment.
The silent auction will run until the end of the yard sale, at which time the winner be announced. Bids can be made by e-mail to email@example.com or by text to 954-782-3015. Bids will be posted on the historical society’s Facebook page as they come in.
Tickets will be sold for a chance to win a raffle basket that includes personal care products and a one-hour massage at Pompano Beach Chiropractic Clinic.
The two Kester Cottage Museums will be open for complimentary tours, and the city’s first fire truck, which dates to 1926, will be on display during the event.
Snacks, lunch and beverages will be available for purchase from Spanx the Hog.
Anyone who plans to bring an item for appraisal is requested to RSVP.
Donations of items for the yard sale are welcomed; all money from sales will benefit the Pompano Beach Historical Society. For more information, call 954-782-3015.
The historical society came up with the idea for the Antique Roadshow and Yard Sale fundraiser because it couldn’t hold its annual Casino fundraiser – which is its biggest fundraising event of the year – due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Antique Roadshow and Yard Sale is “COVID-friendly,” said Rowley. Social distancing and facial masks will be in practice.
Founders Park is located at 217 NE 4th Avenue in Pompano Beach.