Pottery Lovers Showcase Rare & Expensive Finds

by WHIZ Reporter on July 10, 2012 at 6:37 am

The annual Pottery Lovers Reunion Show and Sale kicked off with some interesting finds Tuesday.

Hotel rooms were opened to the public with dealers showcasing their rare and antique finds.

John Stofft is the President of the Pottery Lovers group and has on display a piece made here in the area for the St. Louis Exposition in the early nineteen hundreds.

"This piece would probably bring $18,000 – $20,000 because of the prominence and also that it came out of the 1904 St. Louis Exposition and plus this piece is in mint condition, it has never had any damage or restoration done to it," said Stofft.

Stofft told WHIZ’s Gabe Ross the piece cost between $175 – $200 back then and said its modern day value has skyrocketed.

Stofft also has on display a piece from the Ford estate as well as a piece commissioned for a high profile financial family.

He said you just never know what you will find and invites those who might have something of value to bring it to the Holiday Inn on Spring Street to have it evaluated.

"You can bring it out, and we’ll take a look at it for you and we’ll give you an honest idea of what you think it might be worth," said Stofft.

The event runs until Saturday and Features an auction on Thursday at 3 p.m. at the Zanesville-Muskingum County Welcome Center.