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PBS TV Appraisal Fair May 5, 2012 hosted by Case Antiques at Cherokee Mills Bldg. in Knoxville

Case Antiques, Inc. is pleased to support and host an Antiques Appraisal Fair for East Tennessee Public Television (ETPtv). The event will be held on Saturday, May 5 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Cherokee Mills, 2240 Sutherland Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37919.

The event will serve as a fundraiser for the station, a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization. Cost is $5/per item. There will be several appraisers including John Case, president of Case Antiques, Inc. and member of the Appraisers Association of America (AAA). More information on the appraisers is available below.

This is the only Antiques Appraisal Fair sponsored and produced by East Tennessee Public Television, the local PBS affiliate and the only local organization affiliated with PBS’ “Antiques Roadshow.”

For more information about the Appraisal Fair, email or call (865) 558-3033. Directions to the event venue are available here – Directions.

For more information about PBS or their operations, visit their Website at, contact Judy Cutaia, Associate Development Director, at (865) 595-0230 or

A few of the appraisers:

John Case is an accredited member of the Appraisers Association of America (AAA) and President of Case Antiques Inc. Auctions and Appraisals in Knoxville. Specialties include fine art, southern pottery, southern furniture, southern textiles, silver, folk art, Native American, Civil War, and general decorative arts.

Sarah Campbell Drury is an accredited member of the International Society of Appraisers (ISA) specializing in silver, textiles, fine art, furniture, porcelain, and general decorative arts. She has authored numerous articles on antiques for publications including The Magazine Antiques, Maine Antique Digest and Silver Magazine. She is Vice President of Decorative Arts at Case Antiques Inc., Auctions & Appraisals.

Mary Jo Case is an appraiser and dealer of Southern and American antiques with over 40 years experience. She owns Anchor Antiques in Kingsport. Specialties include Southern pottery, Southern folk art, Southern textiles, Southern furniture, jewelry, and general decorative arts.

Joe Rosson is an antiques columnist for the the Knoxville News Sentinel and has appraised items for the PBS series “Treasures in Your attic” along with many appraisal fairs. Joe has a wide range of antiques and art knowledge and specializes in furniture, autographs, silver, dolls, paper & documents, glass, and porcelain.

Harold Smiddy is an appraiser with over 40 years experience and owns Sequoyah Antiques in Knoxville. Specialties include Fine Art, American & European furniture, rugs, porcelain, and general decorative arts.

Taylor Thistlethwaite, Jr. studied Historic Preservation in graduate school at the University of Kentucky, completed The Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts (MESDA) Scholar’s Program, and is published in Antiques and Fine Arts Magazine. A lifelong antiques dealer and collector; Taylor has furniture exhibited in the Colonial Williamsburg and MESDA permanent collections. Areas of specialty are Americana, furniture, pottery, fine art, folk art, Civil War and militaria/firearms.

John Coleman has operated used and rare book shops in Knoxville continuously for over 21 years including the Kingston Pike Book Shop, Old City Book Shop, and The Book Eddy. In 2011, he opened Central Street Books on N. Central in Knoxville. He is a member of Independent Online Booksellers Association and the Tennessee Antiquarian Booksellers’ Association. His areas of specialty include books, documents and vinyl records.