Antique appraisers, buyers at KofC Aug. 4-5

Former Sotheby’s associate Robert Meringolo will host an antique appraisal to benefit the Rome Knights of Columbus at its home at 7751 Merrick Road on Saturday, Aug. 4 and Sunday, Aug. 5.

Meringolo, founder of the Albany Auction Gallery, is bringing a team of experts for the two-day event, which will run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. No appointments are necessary.

The experts will appraise — and possibly purchase — the following items: military items and weapons, sporting guns, paintings, furniture, collectibles, silver and gold coins, jewelry and jewels, glassware, folk art, historical documents, books and Oriental antiques.

A donation of $5 for the first item and $2 for each additional item appraised is suggested. A goodwill offering to the Knights of Columbus will also be accepted. A local representative will be available to make house calls at no additional charge.

For information, call 853-8516 or Meringolo at 518-937-4976 or 518-966-5602.