Time is ticking towards May 30.

The past is coming

Antiques Off the Roadshow appraisals take place May 30 at the Surrey Art Gallery.

Rummage through the attic, check out the storage area in the garage, and gather up the old gold jewelry you’re planning to sell and bring your items to the Antiques Off The Roadshow at the Surrey Art Gallery on May 30 from 12-3 p.m.

Get verbal appraisals by experts who are knowledgeable about jewelry, antiques, collectibles, antiquarian books, and Asian, European, and First Nations art.

The appraisers will ask questions such as, “Where did the item come from?,” “How much did you pay for it?,” “Is it a family heirloom?,” and “What do you know about its history?”

The cost is $10 for the first item and $5 for each additional item.

This is a drop-in event; registration is not required. Observers are welcome.

This event is sponsored by Surrey Art Gallery Association.

One of the most memorable items brought to this event in recent years was a helmet thought to be from the First World War era.

During the appraisal it was discovered that it was an authentic Roman helmet, which turned out to be quite valuable.

About the appraisers:

• Linda Devine is an expert gemologist specializing in Georgian, Victorian, Art Nouveau, and Art Deco antique gold and silver jewellery. She can also give an estimated value for scrap gold.

• Greg Tolliday has been in and out of the antiques business since establishing a shop along with his wife on Fourth Avenue in Vancouver in the mid-1970s.

• Jane Harris specializes in silver, European art, bronzes, Asian art, textiles, and paintings.

• Jeff Harris specializes in the appraisal of Aboriginal and Inuit art.

• John King is an antiquarian book dealer with specialties in military history, paper, and vellum documents dating back to the medieval period.

 

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