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Have your treasures appraised

Have your treasures appraised

Valentine’s weekend is a great time to bring your treasures down to the Antique and Collectibles Roadshow to have them appraised by experts. This is the perfect opportunity to dig out those unique or mysterious items that have been passed down through the family, or found at a thrift store and have them appraised. 

The Sunshine Coast Museum and Archives is hosting the event on Saturday, Feb. 15 from 10am to 3pm at Trail Bay Mall in Sechelt.   If you have any antiques or collectibles, bring them down to have them valued by our team of professional appraisers from the Sunshine Coast and Vancouver. 

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, as this is a fundraiser.  All proceeds will be used to help preserve and present the history of the Sunshine Coast.


Appraiser Jane Harris assesses a painting at the Antique and Collectibles Roadshow in a previous year. This year’s edition will be held Feb. 15 at the Trail Bay Mall in Sechelt. Photo submitted

On the day of, items will be appraised on a first come, first served basis. 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. 

Come down to the Antique and Collectibles Roadshow fundraiser at Trail Bay Mall on Saturday, Feb. 15 – you never know what items will turn up. For more details call 604-886-8232.

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