MCC Discovery and Appraisal Series … What's it Worth?

Presented by the Friends of MCC Foundation, in partnership with Leslie Hindman Auctioneers

Uncover the many treasures that you may have in your possession. Attend one or more of our three-part educational sessions, plus don't miss a special summer appraisal show to have your own antique and collectible items valued.

What's it Worth Summer Appraisal Show

  • Date: Saturday, June 21, 2014
  • By appointment only. Make an appointment by:
    • Signing up for one or more timeslots onsite at an Educational Seminar
    • Calling the Friends of MCC Foundation at (815) 455-8721
    • Appointments available 11 a.m. to 2:45 p.m.
  • Fee: A $10 fee is required for each item you wish to have appraised (please pay in advance by cash or check).
  • Location: MCC Gym/Multi-purpose Room

Receive an informal appraisal on your antique and collectible items. Experts will appraise item(s) in:

  • Fine Jewelry and Timepieces (15 timeslots)
  • Fine Art includes paintings, print, photography, sculpture, and works on paper (15 timeslots)
  • Fine Furniture and Decorative Arts (30 timeslots)
  • Asian Works of Art (15 timeslots)

If your item has significant value, Leslie Hindman Auctioneers may be able to put it up for auction, with MCC receiving a portion of the proceeds. Please discuss this with your appraiser at the event.

  • All appraised items must be portable/carried without assistance.
  • No firearms, weapons, or alcohol of any kind will be appraised.
  • MCC is not liable for any item that may break or get damaged onsite.

Space is limited; act quickly to reserve your 15-minute time slot. Call (815) 455-8721 to schedule your appointment.

After the events, we'll also provide information on donating your treasures for tax purposes, planned gifts and estate planning through a moves management process.

Educational Seminars

All seminars are from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the Scot Room at MCC, B178
Free and open to the public but pre-registration is preferred. Register online or by phone at (815) 455-8721.

Estate Planning Seminar: What You Really Need to Know

  • Campion, Curran, Lamb & Cunabaugh, P.C.
  • Thursday, May 29, 2014

Anyone who owns property and has assets should be concerned about the distribution to children, a spouse, other relatives or charities. A comprehensive estate plan provides an orderly distribution of assets, and it includes health care decisions, guardian issues for minors, and powers of attorney. Most importantly, estate planning is a dynamic process and should be reviewed and revised regularly.
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The Art of Heirloom Jewelry

  • Bret Dougherty, Studio 2015 Jewelry
  • Thursday, June 5, 2014

With more than 40 years of experience as leaders in the jewelry business, the Dougherty family, owners of Studio 2015 Jewelry in Woodstock, will discuss heirloom jewelry. Topics will include understanding the value of your heirloom jewelry, jewelry maintenance, the best way to pass jewelry on to loved ones, and repurposing your heirloom jewelry.

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The Art of Appraising: Focus on Fine and Decorative Arts

  • Lynn Carlson, M.A., M.S.
  • Thursday, June 12, 2014

Learn about the art—or science—of appraising fine and decorative arts from an experienced professional. Whether you're interested selling your art or just finding out more about it, you'll benefit from talking with Lynn Carlson, a well-known artist, art appraiser, consultant and curator from Crystal Lake. Lynn Carlson has been writing art appraisals since 1996. Drawing on almost twenty years of experience and guided by the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice, Lynn will discuss valuation for specific purposes (such as insurance, estate distribution, donation and resale), as well as the all-important identification of art.
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