Flanigan draws crowd at East Ridge’s antique appraisals event

By Lee Stephens….

J. Michael Flanigan

It was a “sellout crowd” for East Ridge Retirement Village’s recent Antique Appraisals and Spring Luncheon event featuring J. Michael Flanigan of the PBS hit TV series Antiques Roadshow. Guests were invited to bring one handheld item.

Flanigan, an author, lecturer and private dealer specializing in American antiques, selected a variety of objects, from a vintage sextant to a collection of 19th century porcelain to a framed reprint of Abraham Lincoln, offering some history and a possible value for the piece.

“He was incredibly informative, well received and often funny,” said Geri Spaeth, marketing director for East Ridge. “With the highest valued objects appraising for a few hundred dollars, there were no astonishing attic treasures this time; but guests did enjoy a terrific lunch and an entertaining afternoon.”

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