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Posted on Wed, Apr 10, 2013 : 10:29 a.m.

Get antiques appraised at fundraiser for Kempf House Museum

By Ann Dwyer

We all have that item in our house. Maybe it was handed down from your grandparents, or maybe you picked it up cheap at a garage sale. But you have a nagging suspicion it might be worth something. Find out once and for all at the Antiques Appraisal Day Fundraiser at Kempf House Museum on Sunday.

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Chuck Schmidt of Schmidt’s Antiques will offer up to two verbal appraisals of your antiques for $20; additional items will be appraised for $5 each. They ask that you do not bring jewelry.

Curious about a large dresser or other unwieldy item? Bring detailed photos only.

All proceeds will benefit the Kempf House Museum.

Sunday, April 14, 2013. 2-4 p.m. $20. Payment by cash or check only. The Kempf House Museum is located at 312 S. Division St., Ann Arbor. 734-994-4898.


Wystan Stevens

Thu, Apr 11, 2013 : 10:12 p.m.

Not so fast, Two Cents -- "verbal" means using words. Spoken verbal or written verbal makes no difference. My heavy-handed satire was meant to remind the writer that the proper word in this context is "oral" -- not "verbal."

Wystan Stevens

Wed, Apr 10, 2013 : 10:36 p.m.

You might also explain what other kind of appraisal there could be than a verbal one -- i.e., using words. Would they perhaps draw little cartoon pictures to suggest the item's value? Or better yet, perform charades, with a sign-language interpreter standing by?


Thu, Apr 11, 2013 : 10:41 a.m.

The obvious 'other kind of appraisal' referred to in the article would be a written one -- i.e., using written words rather than simply spoken words. I'm assuming that the appraisals provided at this event will be more for informational purposes only and not for use to document the value of an item for insurance or resale.


Wed, Apr 10, 2013 : 6:24 p.m.

Please correct the italicized event information at the end of the post. The Kempf is not, and has never been, a funeral home. You might also do them the courtesy of linking to their website in the story:


Wed, Apr 10, 2013 : 6:19 p.m.

I didn't realize the Kempf House was a funeral home.