Friends to offer antiques identification service at popular show

Friends of Murphys Point Park volunteers are teaming up with antiques experts at the Annual Perth Antique Show and Sale on Saturday, July 4 and Sunday, July 5 to offer something extra to visitors.

For three decades the popular Perth Antique Show and Sale has played host to dealers from as far away as Quebec and western Ontario with a broad range of high-quality antiques. Visitors will find art, china, glass, silver, textiles, jewellery, brass, tools, furniture, folk art and decorative accessories as well as collectibles.

The event takes place at the Royal Canadian Legion, 26 Beckwith St. E. in Perth, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. Dealers will be located both in the air-conditioned hall and outside under tents along the beautiful Tay Canal. Admission to the show is $7 (the fee on Saturday also covers Sunday).

The Friends will be on hand during the show with an outdoor display and to offer an Antiques Identification service.

“Bring any item that you are curious about and the Friends will either tell you something about it or find a dealer expert who can,” explained Pat Gore, the Friends director coordinating the event.

The Friends will not be providing formal appraisals, so there will be no charge, but donations are welcomed for the provision of identification and information about items.

“We have some enthusiastic volunteers who are ready to identify antiques or track down experts at the show,” added Bob Strachan, Friends president. “We are thankful to show organizer Bill Dobson for his donation of space and expertise to the Friends. Funds raised through donations to the Friends at this event will be used to support our many programs.”

The Friends of Murphys Point Park is a not-for-profit charitable organization celebrating 20 years this year. The organization’s mandate is to enhance the natural and cultural heritage programs of Murphys Point Provincial Park. Since forming in 1995, the group has hired more than 50 summer students and has undertaken species at risk work, archaeological studies, the production of a wide range of interpretive materials, the creation of outdoor programs for children, and much more to benefit park visitors and locals.

Hope to see you at the show!

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