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, but swords are fine, wrist watches but pocket watches are fine, militaria, items over 400 years old.

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 19th and 20th, 2016

      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 – $15.00 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, 2016  

     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!!