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Painting bought at carboot sale valued at £400 - £600

PUBLISHED: 10:57 01 February 2018 | UPDATED: 11:22 01 February 2018

Oliver Miller with the valuable painting

Oliver Miller with the valuable painting


A painting bought for a few pounds at a car boot sale was found to be worth between £400 and £600 at a free valuation event in Sudbury.

A painting bought for a few pounds at a car boot sale was found to be worth between £400 and £600 at a free valuation event in Sudbury yesterday.

Antique experts Bishop & Millar are holding ‘Antiques Roadshow’ style events across the county to encourage people to get their collectables valued.

The first in the string of events was at the Old Granary and the painting by Mary Dawson Elwell was one of the best finds.

Oliver Miller, managing director at Bishop & Miller, said: “We never know what we are going to come across at our valuation days, and the event in Sudbury on Wednesday did not disappoint. It’s a highly sought-after painting and a really exciting find. It shows the value in coming along to our events as you never what gems you may have at home.”

The next events are listed below:

Tomorrow (Friday FEB 2) in Woodbridge Community Hall from 10am until 1pm.

Tuesday February 6, Hadleigh Town Hall 10am - 1pm

Thursday, February 8, The Orwell Hotel, Felixstowe 10am - 1pm

Wednesday, February 14, Foakes Memorial Hall, Great Dunmow 10am - 1pm

Thursday February 15, Colchester Town Hall, 10am - 1pm

Wednesday, March 7, The George Hotel, Huntingdon 10am - 1pm

Wednesday, April 18, Bishop & Miller Auctioneers, Charles Industrial Estate, Stowmarket 9.30am - 4.30pm

Friday, April 20, Bishop & Miller Auctioneers, Charles Industrial Estate, Stowmarket 9.30am - 12.30pm

Tuesday, May 1, The Angel, Halesworth 10am - 1pm

Thursday, May 3, The Crown Hotel, Framlingham 10am - 1pm

Friday. May 11, Haverhill Arts Centre, 10am - 1pm.

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