What's it worth?

May 23, 2016

 

If you've ever watched Antiques Roadshow or The Collectors on TV, you might wonder whether you're actually sitting on a small fortune in family heirlooms and knick knacks. Well now's your chance to find out. 

 

The Dunkeld Museum will present an Antiques Valuation Day by notable valuer Warren Joel, who you could say has this type of work in his very blood. Warren's grandfather, Leonard, launched his own art and general collectables business in 1919, handing it down to his son (Warren's father) Graham in 1951. Warren joined him in the business in 1974 straight out of school and built the venture into a multi-million dollar enterprise. 

 

With such a strong pedigree in Australian art and collectables, it's not surprising he boasts being asked to value the contents of the national museum in Canberra, including Phar Lap's heart, among his achievements.  

 

Now, he's tackling the trinkets of the western district, and will be in Dunkeld on Saturday 4 June from 10am until 4pm, as part of a great day out at the Dunkeld Museum. Dunkeld has such a rich local history there's sure to be a few items of interest.

 

There will be a maximum of four items per person on the day, unless a second appointment is arranged. The cost is a bargain, at $10 for the first item (including entry to the Dunkeld Museum and refreshments), and $5 per item after the first. For just $25 for four items, it's definitely worth a rummage around the crystal cabinet.

 

Bookings are through Mrs Wendy Williams on 03 5577 2386 or via wwilliams00@bigpond.com and we'd love to see and hear about your treasures on Instagram - #discoverdunkeld #dunkeldmuseum

 

 

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