The University Women’s Club will be hosting the Hycroft Antiques Appraisal Clinic in March, which is loosely based on the popular television series Antiques Roadshow.
I was just at the North Vancouver Museum with Emily Carr University’s Professor Emeritus Sam Carter discussing the art of being a collector so news of this event is timely. Earlier this month John and I also stopped by Antique Archeology (home of the American Pickers) in Iowa.
Antiques Roadshow was the original program that helped the everyday person get their household items, heirlooms, or collectibles appraised by a professional, on television. Now in it’s 14th season, with over 10 million viewers each week, I can’t help but think it inspired recent pop culture phenomenons like American Pickers, Pawn Starts, and even Storage Wars.
If you have an item you would like to get appraised you can register now for the Hycroft Antiques Appraisal Clinic that will take place March 5th and March 6th from 10:00am to 5:00pm. Call (604) 731-4661 or email uwcv[at]uwcvancouver.ca to book your appointment.
Local art and antique experts Anthony Westbridge and Peter Blundell will take on the task of doing verbal appraisals including the age, history, and value of items. Admission is $35 for University Women’s Club members and $40 for guests. Antiques, collectibles, and art are perfect for this event, but please do not bring guns, stamps, coins, furniture or jewelry.