Hoarders urged to declutter to find treasure for new Antiques Valuation Show
Good hearted hoarders are being urged to declutter to discover hidden treasure stashed in their attic or cupboard.
Recently a Toby jug fetched £8,000 at a Wokingham auction.
For the first time Hurst Show & Country Fayre, over the weekend of June 23rd and 24th, will feature an Antiques Valuation event on the Sunday.
Auctioneers Martin & Pole will give verbal valuations on what items might fetch at auction.
Items could include silver, jewellery, pictures, ceramics, works of art, toys, memorabilia and small furniture. Large furniture can be valued from photos.
Visitors can have up to two items valued, with the £2 per item charge going into show fundraising. The show points out that security of items brought remains the owners’ responsibility. The show committee cannot accept liability for theft or breakage.
Show chair Sue Payne said: “We’re inviting our visitors to do a spring clean declutter now. The £2 per item valuation charge will boost our fundraising — and visitors may end up being richer.”