Friday, November 23, 2007

"Heirloom Discovery Day" at CVGS on 11/26

The next Chula Vista Genealogical Society program will be on Monday, 26 November 2007 at 10 a.m. in the Chula Vista Civic Center Branch Library (365 F Street) auditorium.

The program will be an "Heirloom Discovery Day" - a show and tell of family heirlooms brought and described by their owners and then evaluated by Georgie Stillman, a professional heirloom appraiser who lives and works in Chula Vista. These will not be professional level appraisals at this meeting - Georgie will provide an estimated value and briefly comment on the origin of the piece.

Georgie Stillman is a Senior member of the American Society of Appraisers, past President of the San Diego Chapter, and Founding Director of the International Society of Appraisers, having held many offices in each. Her expertise is in evaluating and appraising silver, China, glass ware, furniture, artworks, quilts and samplers,many dolls and other collectibles. She does not appraise pre-1830 Chinese or Oriental pieces, Oriental carpets, antiquities, jewelry with gemstones (costume jewelry is fine), coins or stamps.

We had an immediate sign-up for this program once it was announced - 15 members will share their treasures and hope to learn something about them. The audience will admire the heirlooms and Georgie's skill in talking about them. We had Georgie do this same type of program in 2005 and it was very popular and fun - one of the best responses we've had.

There will be a short business meeting before the main feature. Please enter the auditorium through the Conference Room so that you can sign in, buy a raffle ticket, pick up handouts and have a snack.

This program should be of interest to genealogists, family historians, and antique collectors. We welcome guests and visitors to all of our meetings.

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