A Collector’s Edition


Scarfing up the past: Lynda Kain of Freeman's, the nationally prominent auction house ensconced in Center City, hears the echoes of history in a silk piano scarf brought by Ruth Sarner-Libros, board member/president emerita, National Museum of American Jewish History, to the museum's program on "Saving Stuff: How to Care for and Preserve Your Collectibles, Heirlooms and Other Prize Possessions." Held in conjunction with Smithsonian Affiliations, the program spotlighted the authors of the book "Saving Stuff" and experts from Freeman's and the Conservation Center for Art and Historic Artifacts. A spokesman for the event denies that the oldest item brought in was a 200-year-old kugel.