Is your attic filled with boxes of rare vinyl records you kept in the packaging, hoping that they would be worth a fortune in the future? Maybe you've hoarded away a statuette that your great-grandmother passed down to you, and you're ready to let it go--after all, you could use the storage space.
These items could be worth their weight in gold, or they might not even be worth the attic space they rest in. On Sunday, Feb. 27, the Idaho State Historical Society is giving Boise residents the opportunity to determine the value of their collectibles: paintings, old jewelry, guns and other various artifacts that have been collecting dust. At the third annual What's It Worth? you can get an estimate from an expert on up to three of your items for $20, which is a small price to pay to find out that set of fine China is worth a couple hundred bucks.
Live music and refreshments will be provided for those who join the antique party. But what if you plunk down $20 to find out you have an attic full of worthless crap? No worries, the money goes to the Idaho State Historical Museum to help with its upcoming summer exhibit, "Our Lives, Our Stories."