It may not have been The Antique Road Show but the May 14 Appraisal Fair at the Sun Health Resale Shop in Sun City came close.
More than 30 people brought heirlooms and assorted treasures to the shop, at 14668 N. Del Webb Blvd., to have professional appraiser Josh Levine valuate their possessions. Levine, owner of Scottsdale-based J Levine Auction & Appraisal, donated five hours of his time for the event.
“I love doing these because I’m always surprised by at least one or more items that people bring in. If I could, I’d do these events all day long,” Levine said.
Mother and daughter Doris and Laura Schoeben brought in a cast-iron toy circus wagon, a commemorative bell and a percussion model Pennsylvania long rifle. With the inquisitiveness of a scientist and the loving hands of a father, Levine explored each item, questioning the Schoebens, and researching information on his iPad to arrive at values.
- The toy circus wagon, acquired by the Schoebens in Vermont, was valued between $300 and $500.
- The German-made bell, an antique-shop acquisition from England, Levine pegged as a replica of a war-ship bell from the late 1930s. It might fetch around $300, he said.
- The Pennsylvania long rifle, an heirloom from the late Mr. Schoeben’s side of the family dated to the 1840-1850 era. The rifle’s value ranged widely from $500 all the way up to $20,000.
The Schoebens enjoyed their time with Levine. “It was very interesting learning about the history behind these objects,” Laura Schoben said. Customers were urged to donate to the Sun Health Foundation in exchange for the appraisal.
The Daily News Sun newspaper sent a reporter and photographer to cover the event.
Jennifer Drago attended the Case in Point Platinum Awards ceremony today in Washington, DC. Jennifer reported that our Care Transitions Program was recognized as the 2013 Winner in the Transitions of Care Program category!
The Case In Point Platinum Awards is a unique awards program that recognizes the most successful and innovative case management programs working to improve health care across the care continuum.This fourth annual awards competition sets the standard for programs that deliver sustained success across a variety of disciplines and settings in the overarching continuum of care coordination.
“When I went to the podium to accept the award, I accepted it on behalf of our team and I mentioned how fitting it was to receive this during Nurses Week because the award pays tribute to the truly amazing RNs and LPNs that we have working with our community members each day,” she said.
Join the Sun Health Sun Health Involvement Never Ends (SHINE) Committee and Valley View Community Food Bank in donating non-perishable food items May 6-31, 2013.
Founded in 2007, Valley View Community Food Bank serves more than 400 people a day in Sun City and its surrounding communities.
For your convenience, look for our signature blue donation bins placed in the following locations:
In addition to a month-long food drive, we also invite you to volunteer for a special day of service on Saturday, May 18 from 8 a.m. to noon where Sun Health employees, volunteers and residents can volunteer at Valley View Community Food Bank, 10615 W. Peoria Ave. in the Sun Bowl Plaza, Sun City, 85351. Children are welcome.
Please RSVP to Melody Sandberg-Dixon at
(623) 975-8043 or Melody.SandbergDixon@sunhealthsl.org.
Thank you for your generosity in supporting the many communities we serve.