One of the region’s leading auction houses will be offering valuations and advice at an antiques roadshow-style event to be held at The Station in Richmond on Friday 6 May between 10.00am and 3.00pm.
Experts from Thomas Watsons of Darlington will be on hand to provide this free service from the old platform area in this key tourist attraction. People are invited to drop-in on the day and no appointments are necessary.
The event follows the huge success of another valuation day held at The Station earlier this year that attracted dozens of people to this historic venue. All manner of contemporary or antique objects are welcomed, including silver, ceramics, glass, pictures, sculpture or other collectables.
“This is an ideal opportunity for people to find out a bit more about their possessions and get an indication as to what they are worth in a relaxed and informal setting,” said David Elstob, auctioneer and valuer at Thomas Watson.
“People are often surprised by the value of things that they own and of course market trends do change. For instance, English glass is popular at the moment and Indian objects are also doing well. As well as the interest factor, up-to-date valuations are also useful for insurance purposes and items listed in policies should be kept under review,” 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 sale at the Darlington saleroom.
“Estimates given at the valuation event will be used as a guide price at auction but reserves can be put in place so if a piece doesn’t reach the desired amount then it doesn’t have to be sold, making it a totally risk-free process for the seller,” said David Elstob. “In fact, it is a really good incentive to have a spring clean of unwanted possessions and hopefully make some extra money at the same time,” he added.
The popular Gallery Sales are held fortnightly and the next quarterly Antiques Catalogue Sale takes place on 21 June.
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