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It’s Worth What?

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The NBC show debuts tonight. But Spotsy will have its own version on Aug. 13. Then, you can find out how much the old stuff in your attic is worth–but make sure it’s really old. The antiques appraisal will evaluate items from before 1900.

It’s part of a historical event, a partnership between Spotsylvania County and the Central Virginia Battlefields Trust.

The event will include a document digitization and antiques appraisals. The document scanning is part of the Civil War 150 Legacy Project.  Schedule an appointment to have your documents scanned so they can be part of the project collecting details of the military, political, social, business and religious life during the Civil War. Appointments depend on the type and amount of materials and can range from five minutes to 45 minutes per item.  Click here for a story we ran earlier this week about the project. This part of the event will last from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The antiques appraisal will last 9 a.m. to noon. The cost is $5 per item of $20 for five items. No appointment necessary, but you must be able to get the items into the building.

The event will be held at the Marshall Center, 8800 Courthouse Rd. To make an appointment or for details, call 540/507-7090 or email