Learn About Antiques & Collectables

Story ThumbnailDo you enjoy the antique and collectable shows on TV?
Perhaps you would like to know more about the piece of china Auntie Marj left you?

Come and join the classes to be conducted in the Torrens Valley Community Centre, Gumeracha, Monday evenings from 7.30-9.30 from Feb 26th to April 2nd and Wednesday mornings 10-12 from Feb 28th to April 4th.

For 2 hours every week we will be showing, discussing and learning about all sorts of Victoriana, Australiana, glass, ceramics, Oriental and collectables of the future.

Jan Hopper of Gumeracha Antiques will also show and discuss some of her favourite pieces.

Jan and her husband John, have been in business for 20 years and have collected for over 30.

They have a large library of reference books and those who enroll in the course will be able to use rare and out of print texts to examine and identify unusual pieces.

Jan will also explain silver marks, logos, monograms and registration marks.

Each week a new subject will be discussed.

Included in the price will be notes and recommended reading.

Each participant will be able to have at least 6 pieces of their own identified and valued during the course and receive hints about up and coming collectables to watch out for.

The only thing to bring will be an exercise book, a pen and plenty of curiosity!

We will be in a spacious, air conditioned room and we are sure to find time for a cup of coffee or three!

If you are interested please phone 8389 1243 for further information and enrollment.