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Sept. 27 appraisal fair to help Virginia’s Historic Battersea mansion

PETERSBURG, Va. (AP) – Historic Battersea and the city of Petersburg are holding an appraisal fair to raise money for the conservation of the 18th-century mansion.

The appraisal event will take place Saturday, Sept. 27, 2008 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the lawn of the Colonial plantation house along the Appomattox River.

People are encouraged to bring clocks, pocket watches, silver, porcelain and military-related items from the Revolutionary War through World War II. They can also bring art and any other antiques they would like to have appraised by a number of experts. For items too large to transport, owners can bring in multiple detailed photographs.
Information from: Richmond Times-Dispatch,

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