Knox Antiques Roadshow

Valuer Matthew Corcoran discusses submitted items with participants

We were delighted to work with Knox City Council in their February 2021 Antiques Roadshow event.  Presented via Zoom, the Abbeys Auctions team valued over 40 items over the course of the session.  

Valuer Matthew Corcoran provided each person with some background and an estimate of what the item could expect to be sold for if it went to auction. Most of these pieces were sentimental and not destined for the auction room, but it was nice for the owners of these pieces to find out what their treasures were worth! 

Items Valued

Prayer books, dolls, tea sets and bowls to teddy bears, jewellery, paintings and furniture, we had a large variety of treasures to value!

Some of the stand out pieces included:

  • Original Watercolour by John Nesbitt – valued at $200 – $400
  • Wedgewood Bust “Mercury” – valued at $1000 – $2000
  • Tudor Table – valued at $400 – $600
  • Korean Chest – valued at $250 – $500
  • Bakelite Lamp with inscription – valued at $150 – $200
  • 1900’s China Doll –valued at $100 – $200
  • Royal Doulton Vase – valued at $600 – $1000

Matthew also provided some insights into how items are valued.  For example, Royal Doulton figurines have an HN number on the underside. Generally speaking, the lower the number, the higher the value. 

Following the event, Abbeys Auctions Director Amanda Brook spoke with Roger Broadbent in his “Town Talk” show on Eastern FM. She gave an update on the session and explained how people can have their items valued.

Interested in valuing your items?

Are you interested in finding out what your item could be worth if sold via public auction? Abbeys invites you to submit photos by clicking on the link below.   The more information you can provide, the better the appraisal.  Please ensure that your photos include any distinguishing marks as well as dimensions of the piece.

Finally, thank you to Linda at Knox City Council for the opportunity to be part of the Antiques Roadshow. We look forward to running more events with Council.