Antique Roadshow set for Feb. 16

Sunshine Coast Museum & Archives 

With the current popularity of Marie Kondo and the tidying-up craze, the Sunshine Coast Museum & Archives is excited to offer the perfect complementary event to help assess your belongings.

Come down to the Museum’s annual Antique and Collectables Roadshow Fundraiser on Saturday, Feb. 16 at Sunnycrest Mall in Gibsons. The event runs from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. with a team of professional appraisers from Vancouver and the Sunshine Coast.

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All heirlooms, works of art, jewelry, and modern or historical memorabilia can be appraised, with proceeds being used to help preserve and promote the history of the Sunshine Coast. If you can carry it to the Roadshow, you can get an appraisal. The only limitation is that the experts will not work from photographs and cannot appraise firearms.

The fee is $15 for one item, $20 for two, $25 for three and a $30 flat fee per collection. A collection is defined as items of a similar nature (think comic books, tea cups, coin collections, manuscripts, etc). There is a limit of three items per visit and you can visit as many times as you wish.

Items of interest from previous years have included a rare first edition comic book, specially minted Elvis Presley silver coins, an Emily Carr sketch, a collection of movie theatre posters from Vancouver, a church pulpit, a silver plaque celebrating the completion of a railroad built in Chile, and Japanese paintings.

Last year’s Antique Roadshow event was cancelled due to weather, so we hope to see you this year! The event is sponsored by Sunnycrest Mall, Coast TV and Coast FM. Thank you for supporting your local museum!

– Submitted by Sunshine Coast Museum & Archives

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