Richfield Historical Society

Richfield, WI


Antiques, Appraisals & Chili Lunch
February 18, 2018

On a pleasant Sunday, February 18, 210 treasures where brought to the Antiques, Appraisals & Chili Lunch to be evaluated by five expert appraisers: Lee Bernard, Jerry Dutscheck, Bill Heuter, Dave Hunsicker and Tom Staats. There were vintage toys, lamp shades, jewelry, military articles, pottery, paintings, victrola, coins -- even a Duncan Phyfe lyre chair. Some visitors found their items were worth more than they thought – others found out they were delightful memories to keep but would not finance their retirement.


An added benefit was a bowl of tangy, mild or white chili- whichever you wanted - with all the fixins' plus a brownie. Hot dogs and chili dogs were served to round out the menu. An additional treat was a slice of delicious homemade pie - apple and blueberry and pumpkin and cherry - oh, my!




The new location at the Friess Lake School allowed another added facet to this annual event -- 20 dealers offering vintage, collectible and antique treasures. Many people browsed the tables and found just the right item to bring back memories or add a unique item to the decor of their home.




A variety of items in the Silent Auction made it a big hit. There were Brewer tickets, antique chairs, a painting by George Kovach, antique glassware (included Fenton), tiny books, wine, food -- plus more.




Richie Raccoon, the Historical Society's friendly mascot, came to visit and greeted those who attended. There were even little stuffed Richies with his own storybook that you could buy.




A heart-felt Thank You to all who attended and volunteered. This successful event was sponsored by the Richfield Historical Society. Its profits help with the restoration of the Messer/Mayer Mill and the Society's other projects.  You, too, could help with this restoration by contributing to the Messer/Mayer Restoration Fund.

Keep your eye open on this website and RHS Facebook for next year's event.


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