Star of The Antiques Road Trip, Charles Hanson, recently attended a charity appraisal event to raise money for local causes in Beeston.
For just three pounds, people could have their antiques and collectibles valued, with some items proving to be valuable.
The event was held at Beeston’s Church of the Assumption, where Hanson spent time appraising some of the items brought along. He said that he was happy to help raise funds for the charities, the Citizens Advice Bureau in Broxtowe and Nottingham’s Home-Start. According to the celebrity appraiser, he is using his day job to give back to the community. He said:
“It’s great to see people, hear local stories and learn about local families and their history. I love to share passions with local people and it’s amazing what we come across.”
One person brought in a book to be appraised that turned out to be rare and valued at £20,000 to £30,000. A silver platter dating back to 1907 was valued between £500 and £800.
Another attendee brought along a range of items, knowing that they wouldn’t be valuable but instead to discover the history of the pieces.
People collect antiques for various reasons; some for the monetary value, others for the historic interest and some because they find certain pieces aesthetically pleasing, like antique furniture. The person who brought along the rare book may want to keep it in a safe place, perhaps an antique cabinet. Lancashire has a number of reputable antiques dealers that have a selection of pieces.
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