Tuesday, January 25, 2011

SANDICAL 2011 Brings Out the Curious

The SignOnSanDiego.com website reports this past weekend's SANDICAL 2011 attracted quite a few people who wanted to find out what their collections were worth.

"For attendees, the free appraisal service, dubbed 'What’s in Your Attic?' generated plenty of buzz. Similar to the PBS television program Antiques Roadshow, the service lets residents submit their collections to Sandical volunteers to get a rough idea of their worth," writes reporter Mike Freeman.

SANDICAL 2011 volunteer Bob Eygenhuysen is quoted as saying  that on Saturday a man brought in a bowling-ball carrying case stuffed with old letters from Liechtenstein that his parents had received.

“He asked, does this have any value,” said Eygenhuysen. “I said yeah, take it to a dealer. He sold it for $185. It paid his way to the Monster Truck Rally.”

Proceeds from the show go to support the San Diego Philatelic Library in Escondido, which is dedicated to the study of stamps.

Shown above, Marc Pomeroy, left, of Oceanside looks on as Lowell Tucker reviews Marc's stamp collection and advises him on its value.
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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM