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Following the success of the two 2023 Dulverton Antiques Valuation Days, Adam Partridge Auctioneers are returning to the beautiful Exmoor market town of Dulverton on Saturday 23 March to join the volunteers from Visit Dulverton for another valuation event – and a fun competition for all to enter!  Adam is well known as a regular face on television programmes such as Flog It!, Antiques Road Trip and Bargain Hunt, and is delighted to be assisting Visit Dulverton again with this friendly event.

What’s Happening?

On Saturday 23 March from 10.30am to 3.30pm, the experts from Adam Partridge Auctioneers will be found in Dulverton’s historic Town Hall for another Dulverton Antiques Valuation Day.  Visitors will be invited to bring along their antiques, jewellery, fine art & collectors’ items.  For a small donation the specialists on hand will give a valuation and history of the items that are brought along.  The donation is to be £5 for a maximum of three portable items per person (that are small enough to carry!). No pre-booking required, just a first come, first served simple ticketed system on the day. For those wishing to sell items, the auctioneers will be able to accept pieces on the day for future specialist auctions.

There will also be a fun free competition at the event, when visitors will be asked to guess “What is the antique item?”  Three unique and unusual antique items will be displayed and competitors will be invited to write down what they believe the item to be and what was its original intended use.  The first person to guess all three correctly will win a bottle of wine donated by Town Mills B&B in Dulverton.  Thinking caps on!

There will also be stalls from Dulverton’s Oggies Music Shop and Tim Venning’s ‘From Tim’s Workshop’. Both businesses create fascinating upcycled and repurposed items for the home – from musical instruments to agricultural machinery!

Refreshments will be available.

Visit the event page to learn more.

Many thanks to all those who came along to the Dulverton Antiques Valuation Day on Saturday 23 September – and particularly the expert valuers from our friends at Adam Partridge Autioneers.

 

Visitors were invited to bring along their antiques, jewellery, fine art & collectors’ items.  For a donation of £5 (for a maximum of three items) the specialists on hand gave a valuation and history of the items that were brought along.  A lovely cotton tablecloth bought in a junk shop 40 years ago was discovered to have an amazing maritime history, dating from August 2014 with a value of £150+ being placed on it!

There was also a new fun competition at the event, when visitors (and the experts!) were asked to guess “WHAT IS THE ANTIQUE ITEM?”  Three unique antique items were generously loaned for the competition by local friends and displayed…

No 1 – a Victorian Silver Plated Spoon Warmer (made by Elkington & Co and dating from 1880)

No 2 – a 20th Century Wooden Ruan – a traditional Chinese lute (plucked string instrument).

No 3 – a Victorian Copper Beer Strainer (which had to be displayed upside down)

And the winners are…. Sarah and Steve Adams of Dulverton who correctly guessed two of the three items.  They will receive the prize of a bottle of wine donated by Dulverton’s Town Mills B&B! Many thanks to all those that took part in the competition in great humour.  A favourite guess was that the Spoon Warmer was a headless three-legged silver hedgehog!

Visit Dulverton always likes to promote the message of “repair, reuse, repurpose, recycle” with other stalls at the event – including Oggies Music Shop of Dulverton, Tim Venning’s Workshop (who can be found regularly at the Dulverton Farmers Market) and the team from the Somerset Waste Partnership who took donations of unwanted smart tech to recycle.  Somerset’s bright blue Fixy Van was parked right outside the door!

 

A brand new event for Exmoor – the Dulverton Antiques Valuation Day! On Sunday 25 March from 10.30am to 3.30pm a mini ‘Antiques Roadshow’ came to town!

Adam Partridge (pictured above) – a famous face from the television on Flog It!Antiques Road TripDickinson’s Real Deal and Bargain Hunt – has spoken recently on BBC Radio Somerset expressing his eager anticipation for the event. Adam said “When we were asked to offer a team of valuers for this event we instantly said yes! With our salesroom only a few miles away in Hele, we shall be visiting this area a lot in the future”.

Adam and his team of experienced auctioneers joined Visit Dulverton to host the event in Dulverton’s historic Town Hall.  Visitors were invited to bring along their antiques, jewellery, fine art & collectors’ items.  For a small fee the specialists on hand gave a valuation and history of the items that were brought along.  The fee was £5 for a maximum of three portable items per person (that were small enough to carry!). Refreshments and live music were on hand.

Visit Dulverton is also promoting the message of “repair, reuse, recycle” with other stalls at the event -including the team from the Somerset Waste Partnership who took donations of unwanted small tech for reuse (laptops, PCs, mobile phones etc) and helped visitors set up their own community repair groups.

The event was such a success that a second one is planned for Sunday September 23 at Dulverton Town Hall.  Keep an eye on the Visit Dulverton website and social media pages for more information about the event https://visitdulverton.com/dulverton-antiques-valuation-event/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tag Archive for: Antiques

After the success of the Dulverton Antiques Valuation Days in 2023, Visit Dulverton and Adam Partridge Auctioneers again invite you to bring along your antiques, fine art, jewellery and more to this friendly valuation event in Dulverton Town Hall with refreshments and a fun ‘guess the antique item’ competition!

For more information, visit the Dulverton Antiques Valuation Event page.