Norcross to host HGTV personnel to appraise antiques

NORCROSS -- In many families, personal and historic heirlooms are passed down from generation to generation, which can range anything from a golden locket to hand-whittled furniture to fine china.

Have you every wondered how much those pieces are worth?

The city of Norcross is hosting its third Antique Road Show on Saturday with HGTV's Selma Paul (of "If Walls Could Talk") appraising the wares at the Norcross Cultural Arts and Community Center. Best of all, it's free.

From 12:30 to 3:30 p.m., attendees are asked to bring one item only to the road show. This year, she will only appraise 25 items. Attendees will display their treasures and Paul will select the final list at 1 p.m.

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

For those residents who are selected, Paul will give an estimate for the item just for fun. She won't be passing out certificates at the event.

Norcross Welcome Center Coordinator Cate Kitchen got in contact with Paul two years ago 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.

Even if you don't have anything you want to be looked at or aren't selected as one of the 25, the event is open to the public for those who enjoy admiring vintage pieces.

Norcross Cultural Center is located at 10 College St. in Norcross.

Doors open at 11:30 a.m.

For more information about the event, visit www.norcrossga.net. To learn more about Paul and her background, visit www.selmapaul.com.