Calendar of Events


For Verbal Opinion-of-Value Appraisals.  

Fees vary.

These are for Verbal Opinion-of-Values – this process cannot be used for insurance legal purposes. Appointments are required for all – payment when registering – to guarantee you a spot.

These assessments give you an idea of its value. Should you go to the next stage for a full written appraisal for insurance, estate, legal purposes, etc., Peter and Marian do complete in-home full written (with photos and measurements) appraisals for insurance, donation, estate, divorce, downsizing, selling and other legal purposes.  Today insurance companies are wanting up-dated policies every five years – something to think about.  The market is changing so quickly, and there is always the threat of fire hanging over our heads.  Peter and Marian are both fully accredited Independent Appraisers – do not buy nor sell – just appraise – so there are no conflicts.

Peter and Marian do not assess jewellery, stamps, coins, guns, (swords are fine), wrist watches, (pocket watches are fine), militaria, items over 400 years old cannot be assessed at these shows.

They appraise just about everything else what with their huge reference library (which comes to the shows with them) – art, silver, furniture (has written 3 books and 1 ebook), glass, china, pottery, collectibles. With their books and the internet – they are able to find just about all the answers you are looking for. Not everything is on the internet.

Bring your items and show them to Peter and Marian.

Spend the day watching and learning what others have brought in.

Are you an organization/fun group looking for a Fund Raising Opportunity?  Call or email Peter for all the details on how this process works.

Come to one of these Events and watch.



1.  February 17th and 18th, 2017

      Piccadilly Mall, 1151 – 10 Avenue S.W.

      Salmon Arm, B.C. 

Come and help celebrate Heritage Week –  

       10:00 to 4:30 each day.

Marian and Peter have been coming to this Event for the past many years in Salmon Arm, an event they have enjoyed participating with.  It is a Fundraising Event helping the RJ Haney Heritage Village and Museum and various community organizations in Salmon Arm.

For more details of the other Mall activities, just go to the Piccadilly Mall and Events on their website.  They are mentioned and there is one slight change to the ad – GST is included in the fee per item but more details of that to follow here.  Keep reading!!

They will be set up in front of “Jane’s Place”, a great little restaurant with their tables, reference books  – you won’t be able to miss them.

What are they doing?  Very simple – This is a Roadshow for Art and Antiques, Collectibles, Vintage – and Peter and Marian will be giving verbal opinion-of-values for each item they assess.

The Fee – $18.00 per item Cash (Includes GST).

No appointments.  Bring as many items as you wish – fee per item.  Come to Peter and Marian’s table by “Janes Place”, register, go and see all the happenings, or/both, sit, watch, listen to Peter and you just might learn something very interesting about whatever article Peter is assessing at that time.

As mentioned above, they do not assess Coins, Jewellery, Stamps, Guns (but swords are OK), Wrist Watches but Pocket Watches are good, Militaria, items over 400 years old (they are often reproductions – no matter what great story comes with the item!)

Furniture? – if it is too large  to handle, take a photo, bring a drawer if there is one, then Peter and Marian can actually see the wood.  With so many reproductions, this makes a huge difference to value.


2.  February 26th  and 27th, 2017  

     Antiques and Collectibles Show

Vernon Museum, held at the Rec Centre

3310 – 37th Avenue, Vernon.

 Friday – 3:00 pm to 8:pm 

Saturday – 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

$3.00 admission

This is the Museum’s 21st Annual Antiques and Collectibles show, and the Blundells with a friend will be present with their tables, having fun and selling some of their own items they have purchased in the past.

Come on down and have fun, go shopping!  Who knows what might be for sale at a show like this!

And NO – we will not be doing appraising this time!!

3.  October 5th 2017 – Thursday – 10-00 am to 5:00 pm

CHILLIWACK ARTS CENTRE – 9201 Corbould Street, 604-391-7469.

Art and Antiques Identification Day

Thursday, October 5th, 2017  – 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

Fee – $45.00 – a portion of all proceeds goes to the Chilliwack Arts Centre.

Call 604-391-7469 – reserve your space for fifteen minute sessions.  

Verbal Opinion-of-Value Appraisals

Are your trinkets trash or treasure?

Appointments required – call 604-391-7469 – 15 minute appointments – Peter will look at up to three items – (15 minutes passes very quickly).  Verbal Opinion-of-value.  You will be given paper to take notes.  

Idea – Phone the Box Office – 604-391-7469 – make an appointment, and tell the office people what you will be bringing in to show Peter.  They might ask you to take a photo of it and email it to the Centre who will forward it to Peter.   Peter and Marian will try and do pre-show research.  The photos can be very helpful.  That creates more time to talk with you, look at your items,  and ‘usually‘ works very well.  If you bring in a painting – who is the artist?  Again, pre-show research is needed.   Send a photo with the signature to the Arts Centre.  No signature?  That’s fine.  Peter will examine it and discuss with you what it’s value might be.

If you have a piece of sterling silver, check to see what the marks are.  Take a close up photo – send it to the office who will forward it to Peter – again, pre-show research.  Your item will be weighed and analyzed.

Furniture, check to see if there are any signatures or labels – if it is too large to bring to the show, take a photo, send it to the Arts Centre.

Reminder – Peter does not appraise guns – swords are good, coins, stamps, jewellery, wrist watches but pocket watches are fine, Oriental rugs and old books (dust allergies), militaria, items over 400 years old (often reproductions).

All this will be discussed with the Arts Centre Box Office people when you call.

And of course, don’t just come with your items and leave!! – take time, sit back and enjoy the whole process, see what other people have.  You can stay as long as you wish.

Peter and Marian look forward to meeting you.  This will be the fifth time they have been to the Chilliwack Arts Centre and are really looking forward to returning again this year.