Antique Buyers Roadshow in Redcliffe

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Written By Sheree Hoddinett

Is one man’s trash really another man’s treasure? For antique buyers / father-son duo Mike and Nate Cornish, your old unwanted items are exactly what they’re looking for.

Now is the perfect time to declutter your home and search through the cupboards and drawers to find those items that could just be of enough value to earn you some cash – because Mike and Nate are visiting Redcliffe this month. 

“We are enthusiastic buyers, particularly interested in gold jewellery, whether broken or intact, antique jewellery, gold and silver coins, collectables including military medals and banknotes, as well as mechanical watches,” chief buyer Mike explains. 

“Everyone has something we want to buy and nothing is too small for our consideration. We are just as happy to buy one item, as we are buying 10,000!” 

Have an old jewellery box in the cupboard hiding pieces such as gold chains, rings and brooches? They might be worth something, even if they aren’t in the best condition.

Ideal time to sell antiques

“This is an ideal time to sell,” Mike said. “We will buy anything made of gold – old jewellery, coins, virtually anything, even gold teeth! We also need silver in any form, including coins and bars of any size.”

More than just an opportunity to dig out the jewellery, old coins can still hold on to some value and believe it or not, watches too.

“We want to see any old foreign coin accumulations,” Mike said. “Bags, tins, boxes, folders, however they come, we will be quite happy to go through your coins on the spot and give you an idea of what we can pay.

“With mechanical watches, at this stage, collectors want brands such as Rolex, Omega, Patek Philippe and Seiko, just to name a few. These brands can command good prices depending on the model and condition.” 

Even if you aren’t sure that what you have at home is worth anything, this is your chance to have items appraised anyway. Home visits are also available by appointment for those unable to make it to the event. 

For further information please visit

Heritage International Antiques Roadshow 

On the spot appraisals:

  • Friday, 12 July, 10am-1pm
  • Scarborough Bowls Club (Dining Room)
  • Sunnyside Road, Scarborough.
  • Saturday, 13 July, 10am-2pm
  • Redcliffe Leagues Club (Dolphins HQ Room)
  • Cnr Klingner Road and Ashmole Road, Redcliffe.

Home visits: Phone Nate on 0426 820 646 to book your appointment.

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