Anyone wanting to discover what their treasures might be worth is invited to call in to an antiques valuation event at Richmond’s historic Station on Friday 5th February between 10.00am and 2.00pm.
Hosted by one of the North’s leading auction houses, Thomas Watson, this free, drop-in event provides an informal opportunity to find out more about a whole range of contemporary or antique objects, including silver, ceramics, glass, pictures, sculpture or other collectables.
“These roadshow-style events are always very popular,” said regional antiques expert David Elstob, who will be there to offer advice on the day. “Many people own objects that they curious about – perhaps they have picked them up at a sale or they have been passed down through the generations – and it is always fun to find out more about them.”
“People often think they have a good idea of an item’s worth but market values do change, depending on current trends. For example, over the last three years, prices for amber have rocketed due to demand from the Chinese market and small clocks – particularly carriage clocks - are increasingly popular. Therefore, there can be a few surprises!” he added.
While the valuations are free with no obligation, anyone wishing to sell an item will be given the option to have it included in the next relevant auction at the Darlington saleroom.
“Estimates given at a valuation event are used as a guide price at auction,” said David Elstob. “If the piece doesn’t reach its desired price then it doesn’t have to be sold so there is no risk to the seller. Up-to-date valuations are also useful for insurance purposes, and items listed in policies should always be kept under review.”
For more information about Thomas Watson’s valuation services or the event at The Station, please call 01325 462 559 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org