TV celeb auctioneer Adam hosts Oldway fund-raiser

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Alan Partridge - Credit: Submitted

TV celebrity auctioneer Adam Partridge is hosting an antiques roadshow-style event to raise money for the Friends of Oldway Trust.

Adam is well known for his television appearances on Flog It! and Bargain Hunt.  Adam Partridge Auctioneers and Valuers will be holding the prestigious charity antique valuation event at Oldway Mansion on Saturday September 4.

Oldway remains one of Torbay’s most important buildings but in recent years it has fallen into disrepair.  The Friends of Oldway now take care of the day to day upkeep of the building and the Oldway Gardens Volunteer Group maintain the wonderfully landscaped outside space.

As the Trust is always seeking vital funds, Adam agreed to hosting the event and invite people to bring along their antiques and collectables to find out all about them and receive a valuation. 

In return, donations will be collected on the day, with all proceeds going directly to the Trust  For those wishing to sell, items can be left on the day for forthcoming specialist auctions.

Adam will be joined by several of his specialists on the day.  Between them they will be inspecting all areas of antiques and collectors’ items including jewellery and watches, silver, Asian art, clocks, books, glass and ceramics, musical and scientific instruments, sculpture and pictures, studio ceramics, decorative arts, memorabilia and much more. 

He says: "It seems fitting that having sold hundreds of Singer sewing machines over the years we should be hosting such an event at Oldway.  These large buildings need constant upkeep and we are delighted to be able to help a little in raising funds for the incredible work the Trust are doing."

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The event runs from 10am to 4pm with no appointments necessary. Refreshments will be available on the day.