Calendar of Events

2018 – UPCOMING SHOWS –  CALENDAR OF EVENTS – 2018

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.

 

HEIRLOOM DISCOVERY DAYS – Art and Antiques Roadshow

February 23rd and 24th –

Piccadilly Mall

1151 10th Avenue S.W., Salmon Arm

10:00 to 4:30 each day – in the Centre Mall – next to Jane’s Place (and great food!!)

We are delighted to be back in the mall again this year – and to help celebrate Heritage Week British Columbia and with the fund raising of the R.J. Haney Heritage Village and Museum – which is a wonderful little village on the outskirts of Salmon, a definite place to go and visit, take in the summer activities – and there are many.  But it is still winter so come and visit the Mall and all their heritage displays – there are a lot – and US!! the Blundells – We have been coming for many years now, thoroughly enjoying the happy ambiance, being part of this significant week of Heritage Thinking – and of course – our knowledge on art and antiques.  

What are we doing?  

This is a Roadshow for Art, Antiques, Collectibles, Vintage – We – Peter and Marian Blundell – will be giving verbal opinion-of-value assessment of each item you bring in to show us.  

Not for insurance purposes but for your knowledge and today’s values, answer any questions you might have, downsizing?, estates?, estate planning? – whatever.  

All that silver you have acquired over the years – let’s look at it – value? – weight? – will have our scale, our silver charts tell us when, where it was all made.     

Our table is normally set up next to Jane’s Place on one side – little stage on other side for on-going mall heritage activities.  

Come, bring your items, even a photo is good if the item is too big – too cumbersome – or a photo on your Tablet is good – (trying to see a photo on a little cell phone is very hard to see!!) We must be able to see it – without a glowing camera flash on the item.  Bring a drawer if it is related – then we can see the wood properly.  

This is very easy – no appointments required – just come, check in with Marian, tell her how many items you are bringing in – $18.00 per item (cash please – no credit cards, no interact), get a receipt, and wait your turn.  Or – register – and go shopping, see the displays, and come back for the assessment.  So Easy!!  

But – don’t forget – we do not assess Coins, Jewellery, Stamps, Guns (but swords are OK), Wrist Watches but Pocket Watches are good, Militaria.

 

APRIL 14 – SATURDAY

SUMMERLAND MUSEUM & ARCHIVES – Art and Antiques Roadshow

 

 

This is the poster for our up-coming roadshow in Summerland.   It tells the whole story.  We hope you can join us.  A portion of each 15 minute assessment is donated to the Summerland Museum and Archives.

And don’t forget – we do not assess jewellery, stamps, coins, militaria, guns and wristwatches, but swords and pocket watches are good.

See you soon.

 

SEPTEMBER 15 – SATURDAY  

VERNON MUSEUM AND ARCHIVES – Art and Antiques Roadshow 

September 15th – Every 15 minutes – at the Vernon Museum, 3009 32nd Ave. 10:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Fall is just around the corner, the sizzling heat and smoke will soon be a thing of the past.  We are joining up with the Vernon Museum – September 15th  –  from 10:30am to 4:30 pm – to view and assess your hidden art, antiques, sterling silver, treasures, and your summer garage sale finds. And there are always some good finds to be found!

Come to the Art & Antique Appraisal Day at the Vernon Museum, watch the appraisals and meet others who also have interesting items/questions on Grandma’s favourite teapot, vase, statue, sterling silver or maybe another ‘out of this world’ painting.  “You probably know the story of the Tom Thompson work of art – found in Vernon – and was later sold at Heffel Fine Art Auction House in Toronto for a rather good price last May.”  Maybe this could be you!!

Do you have one of these little hidden gems? You can ask us anything, but you only have 15 minutes for each appointment, up to a maximum of three items per session. You can always book a second or third appointment for more items!

Downsizing? Yes, we are all doing that believe it or not. Now is a great time for those questions – How to sort? – How to organize? What is good? What is Salvation Army /Value Village/The Schubert Centre Recycling/Gleaners. Dust it off! Unwrap it from the forgotten tucked away box! That painting hanging behind the furnace.  Still planning a garage sale?  If you are not sure about an item– check with us at the appraisal day. We will do our best!!! Have your questions ready!!

Don’t forget furniture! Yes, we do that also. If it is too big to bring, then take a photo, measurements, and bring a drawer with you so we can check for age.  Yes, there are many furniture reproductions in the marketplace.

A 15 minute appointment is $50.00 for a Verbal-Opinion-of-Value Assessment  up to three items maximum.  Some items may take longer so fewer items for us to look at!  The clock rules.

Call the Vernon Museum at 250-542-3142 to book your appointment, and tell them what you are bringing, send them photos of each item including any signatures so they can send to us the photos so we can pre-research your items – saves time!!   Fifteen minutes goes by very fast!!  Pre-payment is required to reserve your spot. We ask that photos be sent to the museum at time of registration to allow us to do pre-show research.  This process really works!! We know from experience from many past appraisal days!!  For more information please call the museum, visit www.vernonmuseum.ca or find us on their facebook.

If you are looking for a full written appraisal which you need for insurance purposes, estate purposes, etc., email us for all the details.

Please note, we do not assess jewellery, coins, guns (swords are okay), stamps, wrist watches (pocket watches are good) or items over 400 years old.  Often those are rocks that have been found in far off locations by a relative with a great story! – unfortunately we cannot do that kind of research.

 

 

OCTOBER 11TH,  2018    –     10 AM – 5 PM

“Antiques in the Attic”

CHILLIWACK CULTURAL CENTRE 

9201 Corbould Street,    604-391-7469.

Art and Antiques Identification Day

Thursday, October 11th, 2018  – 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?  

Come to the Cultural Centre, watch the appraisals and meet others who also have interesting items/questions on Grandma’s favourite teapot, vase, statue, sterling silver or maybe another ‘out of this world’ painting. “You know the story of the Tom Thompson work of art – found in Vernon – and was later sold at Heffel Fine Art Auction House for a rather good price last May,” shares appraiser Marian Blundell. Maybe this could be you!

Do you have one of these little hidden gems? You can ask Marian and Peter anything, but you only have 15 minutes for each appointment, with a maximum of three items per session. You can always book a second or third appointment though!

Downsizing? Yes, we are all doing that believe it or not. Now is a great time for those questions – How to sort? – How to organize? What is good? What is Salvation Army /Value Village/Recycling centres. Dust it off! Unwrap it from the forgotten tucked away box! That painting hanging behind the furnace.

Planning a garage sale soon? It may be October but not too late!  If you are not sure about an item– check with Marian and Peter at the appraisal day. They know the value!!!

Don’t forget furniture! Yes, they do that also. If it is too big to bring, then take a photo, measurements, and bring a drawer with you so they can check for age.

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 them.  They will ask you to take a photo of it and email it to the Centre who will forward it to the Blundells.   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 sixth time they have been to the Chilliwack Arts Centre and are really looking forward to returning again this year.

 

 

 

 

2017 – UPCOMING SHOWS –  CALENDAR OF EVENTS – 2017

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.

 

HEIRLOOM DISCOVERY DAYS

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.  September 15,

4.  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.