Auctioneers Lockdales will be holding a specialist valuation day in Colne next week.
Coins, stamps, banknotes, clocks, watches, silver, gold, documents and books and maps (pre-1900) are just some of the types of collectables that can be valued at The Muni between 10am and 2pm on Thursday, August 18th.
Medals and militaria, also including swords, bayonets and de-activated weapons, cigarette-cards, postcards, pre-1960 sports programmes and tickets and scientific instruments can also be valued on the day.
Members of the public will have the option, if they wish, to consign their goods to be sold in a future public auction, or they may request a cash purchase offer from Lockdales themselves.
Valuations will be provided entirely free of charge without any obligation to sell.
High quality illustrated auction catalogues from previous sales will be given away on a complimentary basis in order for the public to get a better idea of the services the company provide.
Lockdales has been holding six auctions per year since 1997, and has grown to become one of the UK’s leading specialist auction houses, with an annual turnover in excess of two million pounds.
A spokesman said: “We have conducted hundreds of valuation days all over the UK, and we often turn up some very rare and interesting items from the public at these events.
“One item in particular, a unique gold coin from the Dark Ages, was brought along to a previous event.
“The owner was not aware of the value of it and we later sold it on its owners’ behalf at auction for over £19,000.”
For more information, contact Lockdales’ Ipswich Offices on 01473 627110, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the website www.lockdales.com