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04/07/15

COME INTO THE GARDEN ... AND BRING YOUR ANTIQUES AND COLLECTABLES 

Specialists from The Canterbury Auction Galleries return to stage Free valuation day at Hole Park on Saturday July 4

When specialists from leading Kent fine art auctioneers The Canterbury Auction Galleries staged an antiques valuation day at historic Hole Park last year, such was its success that plans were put in hand immediately to repeat the event.

It takes place on Saturday July 4 and offers not just free advice on buying and selling antiques, fine art and collectors’ items, but also free entry to this hidden gem tucked away in the Weald of Kent, between Rolvenden and Cranbrook and 15 acres of colourful gardens which have to be among he best in the county.

“The day really caught people’s imagination last year, so we were keen to return,” said auctioneer Cliona Kilroy. “We look forward to meeting the people we made friends with last year as well as anyone new who is looking to find out the value of the antiques they own. The service is entirely without obligation, but people are sometimes so surprised at the value of an object, they are keen to leave it for sale with us.”

Cliona will be joined by the saleroom’s managing director and senior valuer Tony Pratt and resident valuers, the vastly experienced James Linington and specialists Tina Rackham, Justin Ball and David Parker. Between them they can give saleroom valuations and advice on a wide range of collecting areas including silver, jewellery and watches; coins, medals, militaria and sporting memorabilia; paintings, watercolours and drawings; books and ephemera; ceramics and glass; Chinese porcelain and works of art; musical instruments; bronzes and sculptures, clocks and barometers, rugs and carpets; toys and collectables.

Hole Park’s Coach House will be open serving light lunches and homemade teas and the gardens look particularly stunning at this time of year. There is ample free parking and visitors are welcome to bring small items of furniture or images of larger pieces. Home visits can also be arranged for items which are too numerous or too large to take on the day.

The Canterbury Auction Galleries is currently accepting entries for forthcoming two-day auctions on August 11-12; October 13-14 and December 8-19 which is held a few weeks before Christmas, and always includes a good selection of toys and collectable items.

The valuation day runs from 10am to 3pm. Hole Park is situated in Benenden Road, Rolvenden, Cranbrook, TN17 4JA. For further information, please telephone the auctioneers on 01227 763337.

 

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