From: Sandy Erdman
Winona freelance writer, certified workshop appraiser, and collector of many items
It was a fun workshop and so I have to express my appreciation to all that attended the “Trash or Treasure” workshop held on May 15 at the Winona History Center. An extended thanks to Jennifer Weaver, museum educator, and more, as well as to the volunteer staff that took phone calls and made extra phone calls to those who attended.
Myself and the 24 others who came to the event were able to share information about our items and got a few tips on starting a collection and knowing the difference between antique versus vintage as well as what is hot on the market now in the world of collectibles, thumbing through the collectors’ price guides to check out their value. A special thank you also to the extended area of shops for providing gift certificates for some happy shopping to those who won them.