Twindmills Roadshow was a sellout last weekend, appraising over $100,000 of cherished treasures.
The Antique Experts at Twindmills Antiques in Colborne could hardly keep up with demand for their services at the second annual Roadshow Style Appraisal Clinic in Support of the Heart and Stroke Foundation. By the end of Sunday well over $800 had been raised for the Foundation.
Highlights of the weekend were an 1812 Napoleonic war helmet valued at $6500, an extremely rare 1950s Omega Speed Master wristwatch at $4000, a rare Georgian inlaid gent's chair $2800, an early Quebec pine cupboard $2500, and a pair of folk art penquins by renowned folk artist Ewald Rentz valued at $1,800.
Not all items were valuable but you cannot put a price on sentiment and many items were cherished treasures passed down through the family. The Twindmills experts are rapidly gaining a reputation for their expertise and honesty as well as injecting a healthy dose of humour into their appraisals. They are putting the fun back into collecting!
Curious owners came from as far away as Toronto and Kingston. The next clinic is March 13/14 from 11-4 with all proceeds going to the Canadian Cancer Society and appraisals once again will be $5.00/item 3/$10.
Twindmills would especially like to thank Experts Ed Fedora and Ray Cobbing for donating their valuable time and all the curious collectors who helped support this worthy fundraising cause.
Twindmills Antique Market is located at 114 Purdy Road. Hwy 401 Exit 497 Colborne Ont.