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NF Road Show


By marissa pollina

ollecting (and holding onto) antiques is a popular hobby. After an item has been in someone’s possession for many years, the owner will often appraise it to see if it has increased in value. That is where the experts come in. The show Antiques Roadshow is an appraisal service as entertainment. Experts travel all over the country to various places to see people’s antiques or collectables. People in communities bring their items so they can learn more about what they have been holding on to for so long. The experts then go over the item with the owner and give all the details they would want to know. Now you can meet Gary Sohmers, an expert from the show. Sohmers will share his expertise at the Rock Art Show at the Jedidiah Hawkins Inn in Jamesport from June 29 through July 1. He will be selling valuable memorabilia as well as doing appraisals all weekend for people bringing in pop culture items, which is his expertise. As an expert on Antiques Roadshow for 13 seasons, he has appraised hundreds of items associated with pop culture history. “It’s fun,” said Sohmers. “My dad was a traveling salesman. As I grew up I wanted to get involved. I started to collect records.” Sohmers explains that he took his passion of wanting to be a Rock & Roll star and combined it with his collecting skills. “I love it. I have seen some crazy things,” said Sohmers. “(Someone) brought in original comics of the Peanuts by Charles Shultz. That went for $450,000,” said Sohmers. Sohmers laughed and said, “The craziest thing I saw was the Spinning Jaws of Death. A guy walked in with this giant piece of metal that actually spun out of control and grabbed the camera.” He, along with other Antiques Roadshow experts, always tell the owner of the item all of the essentials: if there were any abnormalities, if the date was important, what certain inscriptions mean (if there were any) and what price an item would sell for in the market. The show has experts in all different fields—furniture, watches, portraits, jewelry, scriptures, ceramics, glass and much more. In a particular episode shot in Chattanooga, Tenn., which aired April 6, 2009, a woman’s grandfather had owned a cinema and she had all of his posters, or “lobby cards,” from movies over many generations. Sohmers was able to tell her a great deal about the “lobby cards” from when the poster was created to when the film opened. At Jedidah Hawkins Inn, he will be looking at items people bring just like he does on Antiques Roadshow. “Now I can (give details and prices) without even seeing (the object). Forty years of buying and selling, it’s easy for me to visualize,” said Sohmers. He continued to explain that there are three evaluations for an item—liquidation (what could you get from the item right now), fair market (if the item were in an antique shop what would its real value be) and replacement cost (if the item were to damaged in some sort of fire or other hazard (Continued on page 58)

n I r e m Sum s n o t p m T he Ha Whether you’re just visiting for the weekend, or you’re enjoying your summer place in the Hamptons, you’ll want to start at King Kullen. Fill your basket with the flavors of summer from our produce department – stocked with one of the largest selections of locally grown seasonal produce. And check out our expanded selection of Natural and Organic foods plus the many gluten-free products that you’ll find throughout the store. King Kullen is a proud supporter of Long Island Farmers.

Entertaining this weekend? Let King Kullen’s catering selections make it easy for you. Some favorite choices include: • Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Platters • Shrimp Platters and Sushi • Heroes 3-6 ft. lengths: Italian, American & Specialty • Deli Platters (meat, cheese, wraps, sandwiches…) • Salads and Hot & Cold Sides • Rolls, Croissants, Artisan Breads • Special Occasion Cakes, Pastries, Cookie Platters • Floral Arrangements and Fresh Cut Flowers. King Kullen’s nutritional scoring program, NuVal,™ can help you make better nutritional choices. Scores range from 1to100; the higher the score, the better the nutrition. Scores can be found on the shelf tags of over 15,000 items.

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Bridgehampton 2044 Montauk Hwy. (631) 537-2681

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Center Moriches 552 Montauk Hwy. (631) 878-9094

Eastport 25 Eastport Manor Rd. (631) 325-9698

Hampton Bays 52 East Montauk Hwy (631) 728-6759

Manorville 460 County Rd. 111 (631) 399-1506

Riverhead 795 Old Country Rd. (631) 369-0746

Wading River 6233 Route 25A (631) 929-1328

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