AUCTIONEERS Lockdales will be holding a valuation day on Tuesday, April 17 at Delves Lane Village Hall, Delves Lane, Consett.

Lockdales are on the lookout for coins, stamps, banknotes, clocks, watches, silver, gold, books and maps (pre-1900), medals and militaria also including swords, bayonets and de-activated weapons, cigarette-cards, postcards, pre-1960 sports programmes and tickets and scientific instruments.

Members of the public will have the option, if they wish, to consign their goods to be sold in a future public auction, or they may request a cash purchase offer from Lockdales themselves.

Valuations at this event will be provided entirely free of charge without any obligation to sell.

Dan Daley, director at Lockdales, said: “The valuation days are a great way for us to find unique and interesting items from the public. We have conducted hundreds of valuation days all over the UK and often turn up some very rare items at these events. At one event, a unique gold coin from the Dark Ages, was brought along where the owner was not aware of the value of it. We later sold it on its owners’ behalf at auction for more than £19,000.”

The valuations take place between 10am from 2pm.