TMC General Meeting
April 5 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Interested in antiques, either a personal collection or those marketed in our area? Meet Linda Pastorino, a well-known antiques expert and prestigious local dealer, who will share her broad interests and considerable expertise at the Thursday Morning Club on Thursday, April 5th at 6:30 pm. The public is cordially invited to attend her talk at the Madison Community House, 25 Cook Ave., Madison. There is no charge for admission.
Pastorino is not only a dealer of antique and ethnic jewelry, artifacts, and costumes in Chester; she also designs clothes and fashion accessories, and has maintained a manufacturing company in Asia. She chose the Parsons School of Design for her college studies after developing an early interest in ethnic jewelry, costumes, and objets d’art during her many trips to flea markets and auction houses around the world. While a student at Parsons, she worked at New York’s eclectic Putumayo store, where she sold antiques, clothing, and folk art. She explains that her interests also “include all kinds of decorative arts spanning Europe and America.”
Her presentation at the club will focus on the appraisal process and the workings of auction markets, how social media affects the selling of items based on a younger generational approach, and how marketing the same items differently will affect their value and selling price.
Organized in 1896, the club is a member of both the New Jersey State and General Federation of Women’s Clubs. The club offers programs and services to support the community, and its Community House provides a home for a number of sports, recreation and civic groups.