Heritage Auctions' Eric Bradley Coming to Hot Springs, Arkansas, Show July 15

HOT SPRINGS, ARK. - Eric Bradley, international spokesman for Heritage Auctions and author of more than a dozen books including the “Antiques and Collectibles 2017 Price Guide” will be the headline guest at the inaugural Antique Appraisal and Re-Sale Parade July 15, 2017 in Hot Springs, Ark. The event will be held at Central Avenue Market Place (CAMP), located at 4330 Central Ave., Hot Springs, in Temperance Hill Square. 

“Bradley is coming to assess the quality and quantity of antiques and collectibles we have in and around Hot Springs,” said Reagen Megee, CAMP co-owner. “This is a great opportunity for the people in Hot Springs and across our region of the country,” she said. “Most people from Hot Springs or who have visited know we are a hub for antique and collectible shops and flea markets but we are also rich with private collections and family heirlooms.” 

Bradley is editor of the annual “Antique Trader Antiques & Collectibles Price Guide,” America’s number one selling price guide, and the author of the critically-acclaimed “Mantiques: A Manly Guide to Cool Stuff.” He also wrote the “Picker’s Pocket Guide: SIGNS - How to Pick Antiques Like a Pro” and “Picker’s Pocket Guide - TOYS: How to Pick Antiques Like a Pro.” Bradley also is author of the upcoming “Harry Potter - The Unofficial Guide to the Collectibles of Our Favorite Wizard.” He has appeared in The Wall Street Journal, GQ, Four Seasons Magazine, Bottom Line/Personal, USA Today and The Detroit News, among others.

The Appraisal Parade is free. The public is welcome to attend. People are welcome to bring their most unique antiques, collectibles and collections either to the parade or bring photos. Items don’t necessarily have to be appraised or sold. With pictures, please try to include any markings on the items such as names on pottery, jewelry, furniture, etc. Non-disclosure agreements will also be available upon request, Megee said. 

“We want Hot Springs to be this region’s “Hub for Antiques,” we want people to get top dollar for the valuables they’re looking to sell and we want our state and its treasures to be seen by the world,” Megee said.

Heritage Auctions (HA.com) has the distinction of being the largest collectibles auction house in the world. Founded in 1976, Heritage also is recognized as the undisputed leader in Internet auctions. 

A panel of local experts will sit under the veranda of Central Avenue Market Place to tell people about the origins and value of their artifacts. Bradley will be available to meet and greet visitors, too.

Parade lineup begins at 10 a.m. People with trucks that can display large items or collections in the truck bed or on trailers will line up on Central Avenue going north toward downtown. The public is welcome to stand under the verandas around the square at Temperance Hill. People with photos, collections to unload or individual items to walk will pull in the main parking lot and look for signs. At noon, there will be a brief opening ceremony before the parade begins on the square and the appraisal event begins.

For more information contact Reagen Megee at Central Avenue Market Place at (501) 623-4484 or visit 4330 Central Avenue in Temperance Hill Square, Hot Springs, Ark.

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