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21  April

Charity antiques valuation event in Newtown

02/04/2024 @ 02:50

A charity antique valuation event is being held in Newtown later this month.

The event will see experts from Halls attending the Monty Club on Wednesday, 17 April to value family heirlooms while raising money for the Newtown fundraising group of Marie Curie.

The event will take place between 11am and 2pm.
A small fee of £1 for each item professionally valued will go to Marie Curie’s Newtown Fundraising Group which has raised around £270,000 for the charity since forming in 2013.

Nearly £16,000 has been raised in the past year and the group is consistently in Marie Curie’s top five fundraisers in Wales. The group holds its annual meeting at the Monty Club on Thursday, April 10 at 2.30pm.

“We are very grateful for the generous support we receive from Newtown and surrounding area,” said Llinos Hughes from the group. “We are asking people to turn out in numbers to have their antiques, silver, jewellery, watches and paintings valued by the experts from Halls Fine Art whilst at the same time fundraising for Marie Curie. Who knows what treasures might be discovered on the day?”

The Halls Fine Art team will include Alexander Clement, watches and Asian art specialist and senior general valuer, Maryanne Lineker-Mobberley, silver, jewellery and bijouterie specialist and Abigail Molenaar, who specialises in paintings and prints.

“We know from past experience that there are absolute gems just waiting to be discovered in the Newtown area,” said Maryanne. “Obviously, we are looking for items to sell in our future auctions, but we offer valuations without an obligation to sell.

“Receiving an up-to-date valuation of silver, jewellery, watches, pictures and antiques is very important for homeowners, as they will not want to be underinsured in the unfortunate event of having to make a claim.”

Last October, Halls Fine Art sold a collection of jewellery from a Newtown seller for £25,000, including a sapphire and diamond ring at £2,700. A gold coin collection from Mid Wales also sold for £19,000 last month.