‘What’s it worth?’ Family heirlooms brought to Appraisal Fair

Dorothy McKnight | Daily Press

Col. Douglas LaFoille, owner of The Auction Block Plus LLC in Manistique, at right, checks out a Ku Klux Klan sword owned by Don Curtis of Rock. LaFoille was one of the appraisers who took part in the annual Appraisal Fair held recently at the Gladstone Senior Center. Curtis said his father found the sword in a dump in Trout Creek in the 1960s. LaFoille described the sword as a “museum piece” that would be a welcome addition to the NWACP Museum in Chicago.