On Thursday 1 March The Gordon Highlanders Museum is hosting an art & antiques valuation day with the international auction house Bonhams. So if you think you might have something of value please come along to The Sir Jack Hayward Room in the Museum on Thursday 1st March 2018 from 10.00am to 3.00pm to have it valued by one of the Bonhams specialists.
There will be a talk the previous evening on Wednesday 28th February, by Charles Graham-Campbell, managing director for Bonhams Scotland explaining the World of Auctioneering followed by a presentation by the Bonhams specialist, Chris Allen for those with a particular interest in Scottish Military Weapons in the Museum at 6.30pm for 7.00pm.
The World of Auctioneering and Scottish Military Weapons talk
Wednesday 28th February 6.30pm for 7.00pm start in The Sir Jack Hayward Room at the Gordon Highlanders Museum
The evening talk will provide a fascinating insight into both the history of Scottish Military Weapons in the North East and their historical importance, while Charles Graham-Campbell will demystify auctioneering.
Entry fee £10 per person and includes refreshments which will be served in the Duchess Jean Tea Room. Places are limited so please book by visiting www.gordonhighlanders.com/diary-of-events or telephoning 01224 311200. All proceeds and donations are to the museum.
Art & Antique Valuation Day
Thursday 1 March, 10am to 3pm
The valuation day on 1 March will be an opportunity to bring in items to have them valued with the possibility of selling in Bonhams’ annual Scottish Sale, held on 25 and 26 April 2018. Specialists will cover valuations of all things Scottish including pictures, works of art, silver, jewellery, ceramics, glass, medals & coins, sporting guns and arms & armour. Home visits can be arranged for large collections. All valuations are confidential and without obligation.
Entry is Free to the Valuation Event, taking place in The Sir Jack Hayward Room but a suggested donation of £2 per item or £10 for a small collection in aid of The Gordon Highlanders Museum is requested for valuations.
No appointments will be necessary with the Bonhams valuers looking at items on a first come first served basis.
At previous valuation days valuable items have been consigned such as the glass baluster candelabra illustrated below which sold for £35,000.
Other examples are a 42 year-old bottle of Glenrothes single malt whisky, which was discovered at a valuation day in Blair Atholl and sold for £1800.
For further information on the valuation day please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0131 225 2266