Burwood Antiques Roadshow

Burwood Antiques Roadshow

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Posted 2013-10-19 by Nadine Cresswell-Myattfollow

Sun 27 Oct 2013


We all have those little knick knacks that get handed down - the cup and saucer from grandma, that signed painting which family legend says was by a significant artist.

[ADVERT]The most common items brought into Antique Roadshow events (such as paintings, family Bibles and tea cups) are often worth less than $100 - not that it makes them any less precious to families. But of course there have been a few flabbergasting exceptions, which is why a lot of people continue to fossick through their garages and attics.

One lady, for example, brought in her father's collection of jade from the 1930s and 40s, which he had bough back from China, only to find it was worth $1.07 million. Another person brought in some original artwork from the Peanuts comic strip by Charles M. Schulz (purchased for $500 years earlier) only to find it was now worth $450,000.

These kinds of figures mean it is still worth rummaging for that exception that might just fund your world trip.


But money isn't the only object of finding out about family heirlooms. Sometimes it is just nice to know the history of an item that has been in the family for decades -- where it originated and why it might have been handed down through the generations.

If you have an object you want to know more about you might want to take it to the forthcoming Burwood Antiques Roadshow.

It will be held on Sunday 27th October 2013 at the Burwood Room of WD Rose, 339 Warrigal Road, Burwood.

There will be valuations from 10am - 1pm & 2pm - 4pm. The cost is $5 for one valuation consultation, $9 for two valuations, and an extra $3 for each additional valuation.

Objects need to be portable, such as china, porcelain, clocks, old dolls, silver, toys sporting memorabilia, jewellery and so on. If it is a large item you will be reduced to just bringing in a photograph of it for appraisal.

There will be a presentation "Radio Gaffes" performed by Rick Milne, 3AW personality and expert on all thing collectible. There will also be an all day competition where you can guess the value of items with prizes for the closest guess.

The Rotary Club of Canterbury will be providing a sausage sizzle.

Proceeds will be donated to Highwood Court Aged Care facility for the purchase of invaluable equipment. There is car-parking on site.

If you register before the event you receive a free cappuccino or latte from the coffee cart upon admission. RSVP your name and phone number to [email protected].



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