Friday, April 21, 2017 - 7:00pm
The Upton Historical Society will sponsor an Antique Appraisal Night on Friday April 21st at 7 PM at the Upton VFW on Rt. 140, with appraisals by Tom Tomaszek,noted antiques dealer and appraiser. The event is open to the public
The cost of appraisals for Members $6.00 for one item, $10.00 for two; non-members: $7 for one item, $12 for two or a $3 entrance fee. There is a two item limit. You do not have to have items appraised to attend. The total number of appraisals will be limited based on available time. Owners are responsible for their own items.
Mr. Tomaszek has appeared at Historical Society programs in the past and he has always presented an interesting and informative program. His ability to provide detailed background on a wide variety of items is amazing. Even if you do not bring items to be appraised you will enjoy his presentation.
Mr. Tomaszek entered the antiques business in 1964 at the age of 12. Soon apprenticed with the House that Jack Built Antiques in Bellingham, Massachusetts, owned and operated by Jack Garfield and Les Hudson. In the 1970-80's traveled extensively in eastern Europe (Belgium, France, England, Ireland, Luxemburg, Holland, Germany) as well as Japan and Singapore studying antiques. Exhibited at east coast shows from Maine to Florida starting in 1970 and continue to do so. Have done appraising for over 30 years for estate planning and selling purposes. Expertise consists of numismatics (coins and tokens), militaria (military antiques) ephemera, stamps pre-1900, fine jewelry of the Georgian to Edwardian period, artwork, and American folk art. Have been continuously selling and buying at the Brimfield Antiques Shows from 1976 to present. Authored numerous published articles and guest speaker to numerous northeast historical venues. Presently resides in Blackstone, Massachusetts. He displays and sells in antique cooperative shops located in Rhode Island, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Maine. Power seller on eBay under the name tommytomas with over 9,000 positive feedbacks, 100% rating. Holds a BAT in History and Anthropology from Rhode Island College.