Mogollon Health Alliance is hosting its fourth annual Charity Olde Tyme Auction and Appraisal Fair Saturday, Sept. 10 from 8 a.m. to noon. The fund-raiser will help Rim Country programs, including the Women's Wellness Forum, Human Health Scholarships and many others.
"Rain or shine, it will happen under the big tent," said Judy Baker, executive director of MHA. Her offices are overflowing with hundreds of items that will be displayed for preview under the big tent at 308 E. Aero Dr. for an hour prior to the sale opening.
Appraiser Pat Knudsen will be on hand for an hour beginning at 8 a.m. for those wondering what great-grandma's Shaker quilt might be worth.
Local auctioneer Ted Tatum, the social studies teacher at Rim Country Middle School, will open the bidding.
One item for sale is a 1919 Wing & Sons upright piano in need of tuning.
Baker said she doesn't have a clue what price the piano will fetch.
"If it goes for $50 or $500 it is going," Baker said.
Another item is a table-top electronic organ of possibly 1950s vintage. Crystal serving dishes, silverware and a buffet to keep them in are among the treasures that will be auctioned.
Other lots include China tea cups and saucers and a tea table with gargoyles carved into the legs that was crafted in the mid-1800s and made by Brovo.
Lot M41 is a 1920s armoire with two bottom drawers and two mirrored front doors.
"Each group of items or each numbered item is a lot," Baker said. "We are only going to have 200. We are going to get through those 200 lots in three hours, so I think people are going to get really good deals."