Time to check out those attic treasures

If you have ever wondered about the value of that painting that’s been in your family for generations, you’ll have a chance next week to find out what it’s worth.

If you have ever wondered about the value of that painting that’s been in your family for generations, you’ll have a chance next week to find out what it’s worth.

From Sept. 22 to 24, appraiser Peter Blundell will be back at Cherry Lane Shopping Centre, giving everyone a chance to wipe the dust off their favourite antiques and find out if they are treasures or trash.

This is a return trip to Penticton for Blundell, who offers a verbal opinion-of-value in the style of the Antiques Roadshow.

“I am looking forward to returning to Cherry Lane Shopping Centre as I always see such great items,” Blundell said. A fully accredited member of the Canadian Professional Appraisers, Blundell was hired as the local advisory expert when the CBC Antiques Roadshow stopped in Vernon. He has written three books on antique furniture and is also a recognized authority on paintings, prints, silver, kerosene oil lamps, china, porcelains, pottery and collectables.

The cost for an appraisal is $12 plus HST per item (cash only), with partial proceeds going to the South Okanagan Children’s Charity.

Apointments aren’t needed and spectators are welcome; Blundell has an overhead mirror and a sound system.

Blundell will be available from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, and from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on the weekend.