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Regular antique valuation ‘roadshow’ in Edgbaston

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The last Friday of every month is set to be a red letter day for Birmingham antiques lovers, as a leading Midlands auction house hosts regular valuation sessions at Edgbaston’s Walker Memorial Hall.


Cuttlestones Auctioneers and Valuers – which has auction rooms in both Wolverhampton and Penkridge, Staffordshire – will send representatives from its team of experts to assess and provide their opinion on heirlooms and treasured possessions bought in by visitors, as Managing Director and Head Auctioneer, Ben Gamble, explains:


From grandma’s jewellery to family medals, traditional antiques and vintage collectables, these valuation days offer a great way for people to gain an expert valuation free of charge and with no obligation. Whether you are considering selling a piece, are simply interested in finding out more about it or would like a valuation for insurance purposes we’d love to see you and offer our expert insight.


From our perspective, valuation days are a real treasure trove as you literally never know what’s going to come through the door next and, as antique experts, we get genuinely excited when unusual or rare items come through the door. Over the years, we’ve helped identify some real gems during valuation days that have gone onto achieve significant sums for their owners at auction.
 

It is also a great way of people getting a valuation that takes into account an item’s intrinsic value – this is particularly important with things like jewellery, watches and medals as there are plenty of places that will offer cash based on an item’s weight in gold or silver. What that doesn’t account for is history – we can spot the details that can make something that seems fairly ordinary the kind of things that collectors will clamour over.”


Cuttlestones holds over 52 sales a year across its two auction houses, including regular Specialist Collectors’ and Fine Art auctions. In addition to a strong local following its sales attract international bidders courtesy of the sale rooms’ online cataloguing and live internet bidding facility; which regularly sees lots sell nationwide and as far afield as China, the US and Australia.
 

Its team of experts share over 100 years’ experience and cover areas as diverse as medals and militaria, toys, sporting and entertainment memorabilia, stamps, jewellery, vintage clothing, silver, costume jewellery, books, clocks, barometers and maps in addition to the traditional fields of antique paintings, ceramics and furniture.


The first free antiques valuation in Birmingham will take place on Friday 25th April between 10am and 1pm at the Walker Memorial Hall, Ampton Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B15 2UJ and visitors just need to turn up on the day with the items they would like valued. During the rest of the year, valuation days will also take place on Friday 25th April, Friday 30th May, Friday 27th June, Friday 25th July, Friday 29th August, Friday 26th September, Friday 31st October and Friday 28th November.
 

For further information on Cuttlestones and the services it provides visit www.cuttlestones.co.uk or call 01785 714905.

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