Antiques Valuation Day

Antiques Valuation Day at St Margaret’s Church 17th September 2016

A successful visit by three valuers from the auction house Lyon & Turnbull in Edinburgh took place on Saturday 17th September.   Inspired by the success of the Antiques Road Show, we held a day in the church for people to bring in their family treasures for evaluation and comment.   Coffee, tea and a generous supply of sandwiches and cakes were consumed while everyone waited their turn with the experts.    Items of all sorts were brought in, from gold curling medals to a child’s pedal tricycle to a 400 year old silver-gilt urn, and everyone enjoyed learning more about the history of their possessions.

It was a happy and sociable day, and we are most grateful to everyone who came.   The wonderful sum of £1,233.68 was raised for church funds, and we are particularly grateful to Colin Fraser, Theodora Burrell and Trevor Kyle for their knowledge and expertise, and for giving up their Saturday to enable our fundraising effort.

 

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