1:00 PM13:00

Tuckahoe Antiques: Wheel and Deal

This Saturday, May 11, Ken will be at his booth in Tuckahoe Antiques from 1-4pm. Ken is ready to wheel and deal in order to make room for lots of fresh estate items coming to the space. Discounts will be deep for motivated buyers who are ready to haul their purchases!

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to Feb 26

Attending: 71st Colonial Williamsburg Antiques Forum


More accessible archives and new research methods mean constant discoveries and rediscoveries. Join curators, conservators, collectors, scholars, and material culture aficionados from across the United States and England as we reexamine forgotten objects and reassess long-known treasures to unveil new findings and tell new stories.

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to Nov 19

Course Series: OLLI Antiques Adventure

This course is titled an “adventure” since it will involve a combination of class discussion and visits to other locations to enjoy some wonderful antique collections. Class 1Collecting Antiques in the Twenty First Century, presented by Ken Farmer at the R.R. Smith Center, will discuss market changes, collecting tips, and more. Class 2: Learning about Antiques will be held at the Staunton Antiques Center on Beverley with Ellen Boden as the facilitator. Class participants will enjoy this unique space. Class 3Living with Antiques will include a visit to Ed Miska’s house in Waynesboro, VA for a guided tour and discussion. Class 4Enjoying the Wonderful World of Antiques and Collectibles will be held at Ellen’s home in Staunton.  The classes will be on Oct. 29, Nov. 5, Nov. 12, and Nov. 19 from 11am - 12:30pm.

Instructor Bios:

Ken Farmer and his wife Jane have been avid collectors of Americana and Southern material culture.  They specialize in antique and fine art appraisals. Ken has been an appraiser on the Antiques Roadshow for over 20 years. Ellen Boden, a self-described serial entrepreneur, is the owner of the Staunton Antiques Center and the Artisans Loft Gallery. Ed Miska, a retired teacher in both French and Spanish, grew up around antiques. Ed also has an Antique business in Staunton and is on the board of the Historic Staunton Foundation.

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3:00 PM15:00

Appraisal Event: Antiques Talk Show, Prince Lake Woods

Join us for an invitation-only afternoon.

Ken’s presentation will highlight successful items for auction, current trends, and what’s hot and what’s not. There will be a limited number of spaces available for appraisals and because of expected high turnout, registration is required. To register, contact Tammy Garrett at 757-923-5504 or

Lake Prince Woods Antique Talk Show
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1:00 PM13:00

Appraisal Event: William King Museum of Art

Join William King Museum of Art, Ken Farmer of Antiques Roadshow & John Case of Case Antiques for an afternoon of antiques identification & valuation on July 28th from 1:00-5:00 p.m. at William King Museum of Art (415 Academy Drive, Abingdon, VA).

The cost is $10 per item or two items for $15. Preregistration is suggested. Call Kim Brown at (276) 628-5005 ext. 115 to schedule your appointment.

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10:00 AM10:00

Marco Island Historical Society Spring Appraisal Faire

Marco Island Historical Society (MIHS) presents the Spring Appraisal Faire 2018 on Saturday, March 3, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m., at Frank E. Mackle Community Park Community Center, 1361 Andalusia Terrace, Marco Island, Florida. Nationally renowned appraisers Wes Cowan, Nan Chisholm and Ken Farmer — featured on the popular PBS program Antiques Road Show — will evaluate items brought in by the public. Admission is exclusively for those bringing items to be appraised. Admission is $40 per item for non-members, and $25 per item for MIHS members. There is a limit of three hand carried items per person. For information, call 239.389.6447 or visit


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to Oct 14

Speaker, MESDA Fall Seminar

Good, Better, Best: Collecting for the 21st Century, MESDA Fall Seminar 2017

Rekindle that inspiration at MESDA’s upcoming seminar, “Good, Better, Best: Collecting for the 21st Century.” Learn to discover valuable and “not so valuable” objects from experts who have advised collectors and museums for decades, including veterans of the television programs Antiques Roadshow and History Detectives. Hear anecdotes from collectors and share your own.

Take part in a number of hands-on sessions with curators and recognized experts utilizing MESDA’s renowned collection of southern decorative arts.

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