Have that heirloom appraised

Vernon’s very own antique road show is returning to the Vernon Public Art Gallery, Sept. 24 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

  • Sep. 16, 2015 2:00 p.m.

Vernon’s very own antique road show is returning to the Vernon Public Art Gallery, Sept. 24 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Those who have ever wondered if that piece of art or family heirloom sitting on the mantle is worth anything can make an appointment with local appraiser Peter Blundell of Blundell Art and Antique Appraisals.

“Have your own piece evaluated or just stop by the gallery to watch the process in action,” said VPAG executive director Dauna Kennedy Grant. “Blundell Art & Antique Appraisals has been working for years with the VPAG to bring this service to the local community.”

Those with something they wish appraised can book an appointment and then bring their antiques and/or artworks to the gallery, where Blundell will reveal information about the artist, age, origin, value and more.

Up to three items  are permitted per 15-minute booking. Cost is $40 for VPAG members, and $50 for non-members per session, with part proceeds going to the VPAG. (Pocket watches and swords are permitted, however, Blundell will not assess jewelry, guns, stamps, coins, or wrist watches.)

Pre-registration is required and space is limited. Call 250-545-3173 to register.