Friday, March 1, 2013
The 13th annual Heart of the Valley Antiques Show will be held Saturday and Sunday in Bethlehem.
WDIY, 88.1 FM is celebrating the 13th anniversary of its annual fundraiser, “Heart of the Valley” Antiques Show on March 2-3 at the Charles Brown Ice House, 56 River Street, Bethlehem. Twenty-five select dealers will be offering quality wares in the form of textiles, pottery, folk art, quilts, primitives, toys, holiday décor, painted, formal and country furniture and much more. People love to attend this show as much for the location as for the dealer offerings. “When you pair what these dealers bring to the exhibit with the architectural elements of the structure, you have quite a fabulous looking space in which to browse and buy.” says Anne Bedics, the show’s manager. “This is one of the few antiques shows with a soundtrack,” continues …
Sunday, November 11, 2012
Cast iron treasures from the Emmaus Foundry are up for sale on eBay
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Sunday, November 11, 2012
Looking for a piece of Emmaus history? Among the many antiques and treasures on eBay are several items from the Emmaus Foundry. They include calendar trivets such as: The trivets are priced at $14.99 each and come from a seller in Macungie. The Emmaus Foundry was located on Fourth Street and closed in 1985 after 40 years in business, according to a Morning Call report.
Monday, August 20, 2012
This was the second year the program was held and it was another great turnout.
More than 150 people interested in knowing what their treasured items were worth came to the second antique appraisal at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Emmaus on Aug. 15. The event was sponsored by the Emmaus Historical Society. They arrived with furniture, toys, bells, jewelry, books, glassware, dishes and more for auctioneers from Alderfer’s Auction and Appraisal of Hatfield to tell them how valuable their item was. Some were disappointed, others surprised at what they were told. Only one item had the five auctioneers stumped. The nearest they could figure, the item was an old style torch, but that didn’t seem right to them either. So, the owner said he will keep searching to find out just what this item is. Several U.S. coins and paper…
Thursday, September 22, 2011
Patch to the rescue! We’ve got the best bets for your done-work-outta-here time.
This week we have suggestions for festing, taking in the classics, searching for bargains and treasures and doing a little fall cleaning! 1. Celtic Classic Festival When/Where: Begins at 4 p.m. Sept. 23, and 9:30 a.m. Sept. 24-25 at various locations in and around downtown Bethlehem. Why Go: Highland and Irish dancing, pipe bands, Highland games and a fiddle competition. And you can see plaid for miles. Pricing: Varies by event. 2. Pennsylvania Sinfonia Orchestra Concert When/Where: 7:30 p.m. Sept. 24 at Allen Organ, 3370 Route 100, Macungie. Why Go: The orchestra presents Virtuosi di Sinfonia, a concert of classical chamber music featuring its own talented string quartet: Mary Ogletree, violin; Rebecca Brown, violin; Agnes Maurer, viola…
Friday, September 2, 2011
Her 4-year-old granddaughter is not permitted to play with it.
Donna Teetz came from Lehighton on Aug. 17 to participate in an appraisal event the Emmaus Historical Society held at St John’s Lutheran Church. She carried a doll, very carefully, into the building so as not to break it. Charles Moyer, auctioneer and appraiser for Alderfer’s Auction and Appraisal, Hatfield, was extremely gentle with the fragile antique. It was a bisque-faced doll with no cracks, made of high-quality material and in good condition, he said. The eyes close when the doll lies down. Teetz had been a caregiver to an elderly woman who gave her the doll before being placed into a nursing home, telling her to just take it to the Salvation Army. But Teetz liked the doll and, knowing it was at least 80 years old, decided to keep…
Thursday, August 25, 2011
Emmaus Historical Society hosts appraisal program at St. John's Lutheran Church.
On Aug. 17, more than 150 antiques filled the Parish Hall at St. John's Lutheran Church during the Emmaus Historical Society's "Antique Appraisal Program." A $5 fee was charged per item, but for some the appraised value made it all worth while. For example, one sapphire ring came in at a solid $2,000 to $3,000 estimated value. Appraisers from Alderfer Auction Co. in Hatfield volunteered their services as they gave in-depth accounts of each item's history and value. An assortment of dinner items and desserts was served by volunteers from the Emmaus Historical Society in the Parish Hall as guests enjoyed several hours of discussion on the antiques' history.
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
Emmaus group ran its own version of the PBS program "Antiques Roadshow"
People piled into St. John’s Lutheran Church with pocket watches, lamps, chairs, and dolls. More and more arrived, nearly 200 altogether, with their clocks, dishes, music boxes and a variety of unique items to be appraised at the Aug. 17 event sponsored by the Emmaus Historical Society. Charles Moyer, an appraiser and auctioneer for Alderfer’s Auction and Appraisal, Hatfield, looked at many items, such as a 1962 original Barbie doll. This doll still had all the accessories and the case it came in, and everything was in very good condition. Moyer appraised the set at $300-$500. At one point, Moyer sat at a table for quite some time examining a pocket watch. He looked at it with a magnifying glass and made some phone calls before announcing…
Sunday, July 31, 2011
Registered participants will be able to find out history and value of their treasures at Emmaus Historical Society's next meeting.
Ever wonder about what that old picture hanging in the guest bedroom is worth? Or been curious about the story behind an inherited antique? Well, you may soon have answers to those nagging questions, thanks to a the Emmaus Historical Society. The group is running its own version of the PBS program "Antiques Roadshow" at its upcoming Aug. 17 meeting. That night, three certified appraisers will provide registered participants with a verbal appraisal of their antique(s). Appraisers will discuss each item, giving each participant valuable information regarding his or her particular treasure. The event will be held in the Parish Hall of St. John’s Lutheran Church, Fifth and Chestnut streets from 4-8 p.m. Tickets at $5 per item and pre-…