Carl Schow, a co-owner of Antiquarians store in Rossville, is the guest speaker at the Jewish Cultural Center, 5461 North Terrace Road, on Thursday, July 26 at 7 p.m. The cost is $5 and includes snacks.
Organizers said, "Whether you are downsizing, sorting through a parent’s possessions, or just interested in turning clutter into cash, Carl Schow will tell you how to determine the value of what you’ve got in your closets. Please do not bring items to this event. This is an educational event, not an appraisal forum."
An almnus of Baylor School and Rhodes College, Mr. Schow has brought to the internet and other markets everything from books, pottery; primitives; knives; furniture of all shapes and sizes; photographs; duck calls; decoys; old toys; vintage signs; hood ornaments; silver antique handheld mirrors, combs and brushes, plates, letter openers and serving spoons; jewelry; tools; globes; bookends; Southern crocks; jugs; antique glass medicine dropper bottles in a variety of colors; depression glassware; telephones; benches; pews; chairs; typewriters; and other collectible pieces.
Mr. Schow and his partner prepare items to be shipped to people in the United States as well as China, Japan, Australia, France, Germany and England, where there are customers for all types of antiques, collectibles and primitives.
“In antiques everything is always evolving and changing, so you have the chance to learn,” said Mr. Schow.
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