Dig out your old treasures for antiques valuation day in Ely

10:30 08 May 2014

Ely auctioneer David Palmer

Ely auctioneer David Palmer


TV auctioneer David Palmer and a team of antiques experts will be holding a valuation and auction day in Ely, on May 24, and residents are invited to bring along their items.

David, who has featured on television shows such as Flog it, Bargain Hunt and Cash in the Attic hopes to uncover some hidden treasures, offering a prize for the most unusual item.

Experts specialising in jewellery and silver, automobilia, ceramics, furniture and paintings, toys and models, militaria and sporting memorabilia will be on hand from noon until 3pm at the Old Palace to provide expert advice and valuations, with the option of going to auction at 4pm, where local collectors and antiques enthusiasts are also welcome.

The auction will also include paintings by local artist Jim Muggleton, whose work hangs in private collections worldwide. The paintings were donated by King’s Ely student Lydia Sandercock’s family and the proceeds will go to the school’s charity fund.

“Even if you do not plan to sell an antique or heirloom, it is worth finding out how much it is worth for insurance coverage, estate valuation or simply because you are curious,” said David, who is known in the industry for his entertaining auctions and colourful waistcoats.

David lives in Ely and is an Old Elean.

The valuation and auction day will take place from noon on May 24 at the Old Palace, in Ely. Valuations cost £2 per item and there is no obligation to go to auction. A running auction and the final auction will take place from 4pm (cash or cheques only). Refreshments will also be on sale.


Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Ely Standard visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Ely Standard staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Ely Standard account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

More news stories

Yesterday, 16:04
Ely Rotary Clubs' Father Christmas is to set off in his sleigh for his annual tour of the city.

Father Christmas is preparing to set off on in his sleigh for his annual tour of Ely over the festive period in conjunction with Ely Rotary Clubs.

Yesterday, 14:10
Santa train

There’s a Christmas treat in store for families taking a train trip through Fenland next weekend (December 12).

Yesterday, 13:49
Haddenham's Laura Bevis collects her Coach of the Year award at the annual Living Sport Awards ceremony in Huntingdon last Thursday.

A swimming coach from Haddenham is celebrating after scooping the Coach of the Year award at the annual Living Sport Awards.

Yesterday, 12:44
Ely Tax and Accountancy opening

Ely Mayor Councillor Lis Every officially opened the new home of city firm Ely Tax and Accountancy.

Most read stories

Digital Edition

Read the Ely Standard e-edition E-edition