Some say, “One man’s trash is another man’s treasure.” That may be true, although in the auction world, we don’t sell “trash,” but we do sell many treasures.
When it comes to treasures, there are different levels: there are needed treasures (a table, sofa or kitchen mixer), nostalgic treasures (because they bring back happy memories) and unexpected treasure (OMG! I just HAVE to have that!).
You can find all your treasures at auction.
Most public auctions at Gateway Gallery include everything from basic silverware, dishes and household goods to furniture to art and collectibles.
More than once, I’ve searched the Back Room or Furniture Gallery looking for a needed treasure such as a roasting pan or a table lamp.
And we often get excited when we find nostalgic treasures while setting up for auction that we had as children but had long forgotten about.
“Oh, I remember that from when I was a kid,” I’ve said more than once to Emily, as places it into a case. And every time she reminds me, “It can be yours!”
Every now and then, I come upon an unexpected treasure. Once, it was a pair of framed prints that featured one of my favorite places. I felt like I had won the lottery when I was the successful bidder.
We have many collectors who come here looking for specific treasures—maybe a model train, sports memorabilia or artwork.
Treasures. All treasures.
Did you know every year on Jan. 11, there is Heritage Treasures Day set aside to celebrate treasures?
The day was founded in the UK by the Heritage Lottery Fund to promote the idea of sharing heritage treasures with one another, whether the treasure is a collectible or a favorite museum or something else that represents history.
Think about the treasures you have or seek. Stop by an auction or auction preview to see if you can find a treasure. And celebrate #HeritageTreasuresDay!