Is there treasure in your shed?

A UK farmer who discovered an old table stored in a damp stable at the back of his paddock got a windfall of close to $60,000 when the table turned out to be a prized antique.

The auctioneer had to climb over two fences, shuffle past a couple of donkeys and squeeze into the corner of the stable just to see the table, which was water damaged and covered in dirt. The farmer had no idea of its value… and was thinking about taking it to the tip.

EXPERT EYE: Bring your ‘bits and pieces’ along on Saturday and Eric Knowles will let you know if you have trash or treasure.
EXPERT EYE: Bring your ‘bits and pieces’ along on Saturday and Eric Knowles will let you know if you have trash or treasure.

Luckily for the residents of the Coffs Coast, two respected names in antiques are coming to town and they're here to tell you if your old junk is actually a treasure.

Alan Carter and Eric Knowles are both huge names in the world of antique collecting. Alan has published more than 50 books (including 25 Price Guides), produced more than 30 DVDs, organised more than 20 antique fairs and hosted more than 50 episodes of the TV program Treasure Hunt.

Eric Knowles is an internationally-recognised antiques expert from The Antiques Roadshow and in the UK he is appearing in three different antiques programs as well as performing regular radio interviews, writing a series of books and touring the UK with his one-man show.

At the Eric and Alan Touring Roadshow, each give an entertaining talk about their experiences in the antiques trade before valuing items that are brought in for examination by the audience.

So turn out your shed, get the gear from your garage and take it along to the Eric and Alan Touring Roadshow at C.ex Coffs on Saturday from 6.30pm to 9.30pm.

Tickets $10 and you can call Alan direct on 0421 026 408.



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