Free Lichfield watch, jewellery and silver valuations return to The Hub
PUZZLED by a pocket watch? Baffled by a bracelet? A popular free valuation service helping to unlock the mysteries of watches, jewellery, silver and other heirlooms is returning to Lichfield city centre.
Starting on Tuesday, July 6, Richard Winterton Auctioneers returns to The Hub above the Lichfield Library in the Market Square.
Richard Winterton Auctioneers has a long association with the Guild of St Mary’s and items uncovered during previous valuations at The Hub have included a £12,000 necklace, a large diamond ring fetching more than £6,000 at auction and a collection of military watches which also made thousands under the hammer.
The valuation sessions will take place every Tuesday between 10am-12.30pm.
The Hub’s executive director Louise Fleming said: “We are delighted to have Richard Winterton Auctioneers back at The Hub as we know a great many people in the community love attending the venue to get their treasure valued!
“Richard has been a wonderful sponsor and supporter since The Hub opened and we are grateful he continues to support our work.
“As we get back into the swing of things our coffee shop is now open and makes a great ‘waiting room’ while you are waiting for Ben to take a look at your (hopefully) valuable heirlooms. We look forward to seeing you soon.”
Watch specialist Ben Winterton added: “It is going to be fantastic meeting people once again and hearing all about their treasures and trinkets.
“Whether it’s a Georg Jenson brooch, Pandora bracelet or a 3ct diamond ring we’re happy to assist.
“I’ll be at The Hub between 10am-12.30pm on Tuesdays offering advice on watches, jewellery, silver and antiques and people can also take the opportunity to securely drop off general consignments for auction with me.”
The Winterton name has been synonymous with auctioneering across Staffordshire since 1864, with early beginnings at Lichfield’s former Smithfield livestock market, and has been a driving force in the industry for seven generations.
The family firm’s jewellery department includes certified gemmologists and diamond graders and the company is also an associate member of The National Association of Jewellers for all auction requirements.
Free valuations in Sutton Coldfield on Mondays are also available.
Previous weekly valuations at The Hub were suspended due to Covid-19.
Free quotations for house clearances, probate services and in-person valuations at The Lichfield Auction Centre can be booked on 01543 251081 or by email to email@example.com – free home visits for bulky items or large collections are also available to arrange.