Antiques Roadshow coming to Sechelt

The Sunshine Coast Museum and Archives is holding its annual Antiques and Collectables Roadshow on Saturday, Feb. 15 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Trail Bay Centre in Sechelt.

If you have any antiques or collectables (they don’t have to be old!), bring them along to have them valued by a team of professional appraisers from the Sunshine Coast and Vancouver.

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All heirlooms, works of art, jewelry, and modern or historical memorabilia can be appraised. 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 – the more times you visit, the more you support the museum. All proceeds will be used to help preserve and present the history of the Sunshine Coast.

Some of the items that have been appraised at past Antiques Roadshows include an Emily Carr sketch, a gold pocket watch used for timing horses in the 1880s, a 1940s first edition comic book, a William Kurelek painting and a church pulpit. Of all of these items, the comic book was potentially the most valuable.

Among the more unusual items that have been appraised was a large silver commemorative plaque over two feet wide from the 1920s that was once appraised at over $25,000.

For more details call 604-886-8232.

– Submitted by Matthew Lovegrove

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