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HGTV star to appraise items in Norcross

If you go

• What: Norcross’ “Antique Road Show”

• When: 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday

• Where: Norcross Cultural Arts & Community Center, 10 College St., Norcross

• Cost: Free

• For more information: Visit www.norcrossga.ne...>

NORCROSS -- Have you ever wondered if your grandmother's silver teapot and set are worth any money? Or if your uncle's old, rusty revolver could get you some cash? This is the time to ask a professional about your treasures.

The city of Norcross is hosting its second Antique Road Show on Saturday with HGTV's Selma Paul (of "If Walls Could Talk") appraising the wares. Best of all, it's all for free.

"You don't get a certificate or anything," Norcross Welcome Center Coordinator Cate Kitchen said. "It's just if you're wondering if something is valuable, but it's also for fun."

Paul will look at almost anything, except for coins. Last year, residents brought Christmas ornaments, lamps, candlesticks, jewelry, chairs, ornate boxes and then some.

"Paintings and books are the most popular things people bring," Kitchen said. "It's fun to see what everyone brings because then people get to talk to each other while waiting in line or after their things have been appraised."

Kitchen got in contact with Paul last year for the first Antiques Road Show. She was looking for someone to appraise old firefighter items and found the HGTV star, who is able to appraise a wide variety of items.

Paul had a great time last year, so she agreed to come back for round two. She will try to see everyone who shows up, but it is first come, first serve. Paul will leave at 4 p.m. on the dot.

Even if you don't have anything you want to be looked at, the event is still open to the public for those who enjoy admiring vintage pieces.

"The event is worth checking out because it's free and gives you a great idea of what (your antiques are) worth," Kitchen said. "If you're into antiques, there are plenty of people with a common interest here. And come early -- last year it was hectic at first, but we have plenty of volunteers to help people get through pretty quickly."

Doors open at noon.