Following a very well attended Valuation day with Kate Bliss at Bridge Road Antiques last Oct, we will be holding another day with Kate at the Pavilion Sports club, Hurst Lane, East Molesey KT8 9DX, on Monday 12th December from 11-4.
There was a huge range of items that came through the door in October and were consigned to Charles Hanson’s Auction, a beautiful 3.5 carat diamond tiara in its original box was one star, estimate £2-4000, another was a very strange item, see picture, that had us all intrigued. The owner had been told it was a Tibetan bell clanger of little value. On further investigation it is thought to be an early axe head made from Jadeite, estimate £5-700 but could well go higher.
£260 was also raised through donations for the charity “Shooting Star Chase”
So a very interesting and valuable day all round.
Anybody is welcome to attend on the 12th Dec with items or photographs, donations to the Pavilion charity, Thames Boat Project, will be hugely appreciated.
If you have any questions please contact Sue Haswell on 07710732040.
A charity antiques Valuation Day was held on Friday Oct 14th – 11am – 3pm at Bridge Road Antiques, with special guest KATE BLISS as seen on Bargain Hunt and Antiques Road Trip
You are invited to drop in to Bridge Road Antiques with items and heirlooms, large or small, to be valued by Kate Bliss, and her team.
There is no charge but it is hoped this Valuation Day will help raise money for the charity, Shooting Star Chase, who will be providing tea and cakes. The charity will also bring items for appraisal which can be followed through to auction and sale.
Donations to Shooting Star Chase would also be very welcome.
So come and meet Kate, share a little bit of history and hopefully identify and appraise your items.
A Valuation Day is very much about offering a local service, like a surgery, where that much loved or even un-liked Chinese vase can be assessed! The aim is to ensure local people know more about their possessions and how much they’re worth.
The Valuation Day will also offer the facility to directly consigned items to Charles Hanson’s Auction House; as seen on many BBC Antiques programmes.
This Valuation Day is the first of many planned by Sue Haswell in the area in conjunction with Charles Hanson.
Charles, auctioneer and manager of Hanson’s Auctioneers commented “I am keen to offer the public within London districts the opportunity of learning more about their antiques. Meeting people, sharing history is one of my greatest enjoyments and I am keen to make the public more aware of our auction brand whilst in turn supporting good causes.
As a company we undertake regular valuation days in Northamptonshire and Stratford upon Avon and it has always been an ambition of mine to see a London & South East service provided to clients. Our auction centre based in middle England, Derbyshire, thrives on the theatre and drama of maximising that last ounce of value in an item. With an extensive auction calendar, special events and experts in many departments, with live online bidding and viewing for all auctions. I so hope our personal service and care to the community and their assets will help all.”
It is quite remarkable what can be uncovered in homes. On one visit to a house in Birmingham, a door stop with which the grandchildren played and which almost went to a car boot sale, was identified by Hanson Auctions as potentially very special. It turned out to be an important Chinese vase made for an 18th century Emperor. Against a guide price of £300,000-500,000, it sold for £650,000!!
Appointments are not necessary and it is just a case of come along and meet the expert.
Following this first Valuation Day we will be offering free home visits too and if clients wish to have any items collected which are too difficult to carry we will be pleased to assist with collections and deliveries.
With a regular weekly Hanson’s van collecting consignments for auction, Hanson’s hope their good advice to clients and the opportunity of placing items in to our specialist auctions will help local people in the East Molesey area.
Shooting Star Chase is a leading children’s hospice charity caring for babies, children and young people with life-limiting conditions, and their families, in the local community. Whether lives are measured in days, weeks, months or years, they are here to make every moment count. They support families from diagnosis to end of life and throughout bereavement with a range of nursing, practical, emotional and medical care. Their bespoke support is free of charge to families and available 365 days a year.
For further information
Telephone Sue Haswell on 07710 732040
or email email@example.com
Bridge Road Antiques Centre
77 Bridge Road
Open seven days a week