Blundell’s Upcoming Events 2016

 2016 – UPCOMING SHOWS –  CALENDAR OF EVENTS – 2016

For Verbal Opinions-of-Value Appraisals.  

Fees vary.

These are for Verbal Opinions-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 does not appraise guns, coins, stamps, jewellery, wrist watches but pocket watches are fine, Oriental rugs and old books (dust allergies), items over 400 years old (often reproductions).

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.

  ART AND ANTIQUES IDENTIFICATION SHOW FOR 2016

OCTOBER 6, 2016  –  Verbal Opinions-of-Value

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

Art and Antiques Identification Day

Verbal Opinion-of-Value Appraisals

Thursday, October 6th – 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

Are your trinkets trash or treasure?

Fee – $45  – a portion of all proceeds goes to the Chilliwack Arts Centre. 604-391-7469.

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 – 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, coins, stamps, jewellery, wrist watches but pocket watches are fine, Oriental rugs and old books (dust allergies), 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.

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

If you are considering having the Blundells come to your home for a proper written appraisal with photos, research, etc., please call or email the Blundells – 250-542-4540 for more details soon before they head to Chilliwack.

— NEW DATE – VERNON ART GALLERY – SEE BELOW —

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2016  –  Verbal Opinions-of-Value

ART AND ANTIQUES IDENTIFICATION DAY

with Peter and Marian Blundell

The Vernon Public Art Gallery, 3228 31st Avenue, Vernon,

October 20th, THURSDAY, 10:00 to 4:30

A portion of all proceeds goes to the Vernon Art Gallery for ongoing programmes.

Fee$40.00 for members, $50.00 for non members – a 15 minute appointment – up to three items or as time allows.

Appointments required – call (250) 545-3173 – 15 minute appointments – the Blundells will look at up to three items – (15 minutes passes very quickly).  Verbal Opinion-of-value.  You will be given paper to take notes.  If you wish to bring in more items – make two appointments for 30 minutes.    

Your Questions  –  What to bring??  Downsizing??  Preparing to move??  Considering future donations??  Mom’s favourite painting? 

These are all very important reasons to consider having Peter and his wife Marian discuss your objects, what is it?, value?, why?, today’s art and antiques retail market? what’s happening? 

The Blundells try to keep up-to-date on the world of art, antiques and collectibles. And it is a huge world!

“What to do with all my stuff??!!”  Our children do not really want it – their homes are full of their own stuff!  Family’s dinner service, only used for special occasions, now I have it!  Now what?

These are all huge questions – And your inherited art pieces – always told they are going to be worth something big!!  Well – today has arrived – is it?  Another important question!

Peter and Marian will be available to help answer so many questions, give advice, and value of course.  Is it worth going the next stage and having it added to your insurance policy?   The Blundells must see it to do the job properly.   No internet photos, No photos – the real object is required.

When you make your appointment, please tell the phone person what you are bringing, if it is an art piece – who is the artist? (if you can read the signature – if you can’t bring it anyways).  Furniture – if it is too big for your car, take some photos; check to see if there is a furniture maker stamp on the back, inside a drawer – if so, take a photo.  Bring a drawer if there is one (then Peter and Marian can really check the age – furniture is so heavily reproduced).

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

If you are considering having the Blundells come to your home for a proper written appraisal with photos, research, etc., please call or email the Blundells – 250-542-4540 for all the details.

Hope to see you soon in Vernon.

 

2016 HAS ARRIVED!

Are you ready? – keeping up-to-date on all the activities in the world of Art and Antiques.  So much exciting things is happening in this world.  All the magazines, all the books (yes the books!!) even watching Philip Mould on the TV and his art discoveries – so exciting – the hunt.  And that is what it is really all about – The Hunt – for the unusual, for Philip – the hidden painting under the painting – for that hidden treasure.

The antiques and collectible shows floating around the country – you must keep up to date on those.  There is one coming at the end of the month here in Vernon and we with a friend are going to participate.  Yes, we have our favourite items purchased way back in time – it is now time to move them along to someone else who will love them dearly for the next little while and give us a chance to find replacements for those.   And the world of antiques and collectibles moves quietly along.

In every store/show we visit, there is always a treasure sitting there waiting for the right buyer.  And the more shops you visit, the more ‘deals’ you find!!  and the more you learn.  Ask questions.  Impossible for the dealers to know everything about their stuff – impossible – we know – we were dealers for many years in Schomberg, Ontario – and yes, we remember for we have learned about some of those deals – and that is the life of an antiques dealer.