Author: Carole Berry

Folsom Historical Society Presents 17th Annual Antique Evaluation Day

Folsom Historical Society’s 17th  Annual Antique Evaluation Day is to be held on Historic Sutter Street, Folsom, Saturday, September 6 Antiques enthusiasts bring their family treasures and garage sale finds to Folsom for informal evaluation and identification. An impressive team of volunteer appraisers, covering a wide range of specialties, offer collectors a unique opportunity to learn more about their antiques and collectibles. The appraisers draw on their years of experience in providing an estimate of current market value as well as a verbal identification and evaluation of pieces. This Year’s team of volunteer appraisers includes: RANDALL ABBOTT: Asian & Middle Eastern Arts & Antiques; MARK BAKER: Paper Ephemera, Post Cards, Correspondence & Letters, Vintage Photos, Historical Documents & Stamp Collections; GARY COX: “Generalist” specializing in Collectibles, Furniture, China & Political Items; JEROME EVANS: Tribal Art, including American Indian, African and Oceanic Art; SYLVIA FITZGERALD: “Generalist” specializing in Art Glass, Porcelains, Paintings & Sterling Silver; ROBERT FLAHERTY: Fire Arms, Military Memorabilia & U.S. Coins; DAWN LICKER: Quilts; MARSHALL MARTIN:Dolls, Doll Houses & Furniture, Children’s Items, Clothing and Antique Holiday Items; NICK NICHOLSON: Stringed Musical Instruments; ROMAN OLEYNIK: Clocks, Pocket Watches, Watches & Jewelry; EMILY SCHELL: “Generalist”; and GREG TRACY: Military Memorabila & Weapons. Dawn Licker appraises quilts at the Folsom History Museums Evaluation Day Registering for evalutions at Folsom History Museum Evaluation Day Volunteers with the Folsom History Museum register...

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Jerome Evans, Appraiser of Tribal Art to Appear at the Folsom History Museum’s Evaluation Day

For antiques appraiser Jerome Evans, a couple of trips to New Guinea twenty six years ago marked the beginning of his passionate journey into the world of collecting and dealing in Tribal Art, including American Indian, African and Oceanic Art. It “just got out of hand!” he fondly recalls while reminiscing about his early days as a collector. Eventually he opened a gallery in Sacramento for about ten years. Appraising just came naturally to Mr. Evans. He feels being involved in buying and selling helps one to know how to judge current market values. “I’ve met a lot of interesting people around this part of the Country who have family histories that go back to collecting objects in the early 1900’s.” Highly regarded as an expert in his field, Mr. Evans has volunteered his services as an appraiser for a number of nonprofit museums in Northern California and Nevada, including the Crocker Art Museum in Sacramento, the Nevada State Museum in Carson City, Gatekeepers Museum in Tahoe City, and “a lot of others,” he modestly shares. Some of the more unusual pieces Mr. Evans has handled include many very fine baskets by Washoe basket weavers, including Maggie James, Tootsie Dick and others. He is particularly passionate about basketry of all kinds. When asked what was one of his most interesting finds, Mr. Evans shared that he stumbled upon a...

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