Hundreds dig out antiques for Cardwell’s Valuation Day
PEOPLE turned up at our Antiques Valuation Day with jewellery and artefacts worth tens of thousands of pounds.
Television antiques and art expert, Natasha Raskin Sharp along with her colleagues from Glasgow’s McTear’s Auctioneers were kept busy as hundreds of people came along to Cardwell Garden Centre, on Sunday.
And £575 is being shared with two local charities, Ardgowan Hospice and Children in Poverty Inverclyde, which were the proceeds of the nominal charge of £3 for having two items value by experts.
Around 300 people brought all kinds of antiques and artefacts along for valuation – including paintings, ornaments, watches, ceramics and jewellery.
One lady had her jewellery collection valued at an incredible £30,000 and another unusual item was a David Wynne sculpture of an egret wading bird, estimated to be worth £2000.
Managing director of McTear’s, Brian Clements, who took part in the valuations said: “This is one if the busiest valuation days we’ve ever had and we were choc-a-bloc from start to finish. There was a queue of around 40 people waiting for us to begin the Valuation Day, so we started earlier than planned.
“It was a pretty phenomenal day and we were kept busy with some really interesting items brought to us for valuation.”
Paul Carmichael, Cardwell’s retail general manager said: “It’s amazing just how many unusual and valuable antiques and artefacts people have in their homes.
“The Valuation Day was a huge success and it was great that so much money has been raised for two local good causes. We’d love to host another Valuation Day sometime early next year, so people should look out for that.”