Charity antiques valuation event will support Barmouth lifeboat

Halls’ fine art director Jeremy Lamond valuing a Song Dynasty funerary urn at a recent charity event in Brecon

The life-saving work of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution’s lifeboat in Barmouth will be supported when a team of antiques experts heads to the town on Friday, October 16 for a charity valuation event


The experts from Halls in Shrewsbury will be valuing antiques at Dragon Theatre, Barmouth from 10am to 2pm and all the proceeds will go to the RNLI. A charge of £2 will be made for the first item valued and £1 for each item


Halls’ experts will be happy to value silver, jewellery, paintings, books, works of art, ceramics, toys, militaria, clocks and small pieces of furniture.


The valuation event is an ideal opportunity for the people of Barmouth and surrounding towns and villages to have their family heirlooms and treasured items professionally valued.


Halls’ fine art director Jeremy Lamond is hoping to make a discovery on a par with a watercolour by famous Egyptologist Howard Carter that was found during a previous charity valuation event in Barmouth nine years ago.


The painting, which had been hanging in a holiday cottage, sold for £13,000 at auction. A painting by Sir Kyffin Williams, which was also discovered in Mid Wales, sold for £26,000 at Halls.


Mr Lamond is convinced that there are many more valuable antiques and paintings just waiting to be discovered in the Barmouth area.


“This is an ideal opportunity for people, who might not know the true value of an item, to receive a professional valuation,” he said. “It’s always exciting for us as valuers to attend these charity valuation events because we never know what we are going to see on the day.”


People who have collections or items that are too big to bring along on the day can take photographs to show the valuers, who will also be happy to arrange a home visit after the event at no additional charge.


For more information about the event contact either Halls on 01743 450700 or Wend Pontesford, Barmouth RNLI branch fundraising committee chairman, on 07799 125592.