Andover Townsman, Andover, MA


March 21, 2013

It's worth how much?

Armed with treasured items from their lives, people came to last Friday night’s (March 15) event to find out if their personal item is worth anything.

It was the Andover Historical Society’s popular “What’s It Worth?” appraisal event. Auctioneer and owner of Royka’s Gallery in Boston, Paul Royka, sized up all those treasured items and delivered the good - and bad - news about their worth.

“Artwork was popular this year,” said Elaine Clements, executive director at the Historical Society. “From prints that hung on grandmother’s wall to a beautiful Chinese print...we had it all.”

She said there was no particular item assessed to be worth significantly more than expected. The cover to what was a box of Chinese fireworks from the 1900s was valued to be worth between $2,000 and $3,000.

Clements said Royka limited the two-hour event, held at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation on Locke Street, to 50 items. The event sold out, she said.

“What’s It Worth?” has been held annually since 2006 and continues to drawn a crowd each year.

— Judy Wakefield

Text Only | Photo Reprints

    U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES/Courtesy photo Dr. Howard Koh will step down as U.S. assistant secretary for health after five years to rejoin Harvard School of Public Health this fall in a new position in its Department of Health Policy and Management.

    Koh to rejoin Harvard School of Public Health Posted 7 days ago 1 Photo
  • 48 locals to pedal in Pan-Mass Challenge Posted 7 days ago

    Courtesy photo Hannah Currie is spending 10 days this summer becoming immersed in the music industry at GRAMMY Camp in Los Angeles.

    Currie hits note at LA's GRAMMY Camp Posted 7 days ago 1 Photo
  • South Church names new senior pastor Posted 14 days ago

    COURTESY PHOTO Andover residents Patrick James, left, Adam Geaslen, Ryan Byrd and Dan Bryant claimed first place at the 35th annual Boys & Girls Club of Lawrence Golf Tournament at Indian Ridge Country Club in town.

    Local foursome aces Boys & Girls Club tourney Posted 14 days ago 2 Photos

    COURTESY PHOTO The Marble sisters --Anna, 8, left, and Isabel, 11 -- post-donatin to Locks of Love.

    Sisters pair up to donate pony tails to Locks of Love Posted 14 days ago 4 Photos
  • AT HOST1

    DESI SMITH/Staff photo Former Andover residents Dana Cohen and his wife, Ginny, back, left, have regularly hosted foreign exchange students since 1989. Farrah Moussa, back right, from Egypt, and Paula Valverde, front right, from Spain, are the latest students to spend a year with the Cohens, who now live in Gloucester.

    Former Andover couple welcomes exchange students for quarter-century Posted 14 days ago 4 Photos
  • Thursday, July 3, 2014
  • LENO1

    FILE PHOTO Jay Leno, who honed his comedy skills growing up in Andover, will receive the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor this fall during a performance at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington.

    In good comedy company Posted 21 days ago 2 Photos

    ACT 3.jpg Susan Stott, third from left, accepts the Opening Doors to Affordable Housing in Andover Award from Andover Community Trust directors, from left, Don Schroeder, treasurer; John Pearson, president; and Joan Johnson, clerk.

    Affordable housing advocates honored Posted 21 days ago 2 Photos

    Salim Tabit

    Townspeople in the News Posted 21 days ago 1 Photo

Pictures of the Week