Media Release: The Black Watch Museum opens its doors for a Bonhams valuation day


THE Friends of The Black Watch Castle and Museum, Perth is hosting a valuation day by Bonhams.

So, if you think you might have something of value, like a Rembrandt, in the attic, then come along to the Museum on Tuesday 3rd March 2015 to have it valued.

No appointments will be necessary with the Bonhams team being on hand to value items on a first-come, first-served basis.

The cost will be £5 for two valuations and £3 thereafter.

Friends price: £2 per valuation.

All proceeds from the day will be used by the Friends organisation to support the work of the museum.

Bonhams hold valuation days throughout the year and this is your chance to meet the experts.

Among the many ‘finds’ at such events, a 42 year-old bottle of Glenrothes single malt whisky, which was discovered at a valuation day in Blair Athol. In June 2011, it sold for £1,800.

Then there was the 1924 Bentley three-litre Speed Model Tourer, a model made notable by its victory in the second Le Mans 24 Hour race. It sold in 2010 for £150,000.

There was also a painting by Alberto Morrocco, titled ‘Still Life with Fruit and Sunflower’, that was taken to a Dundee valuation day. This also sold in 2010, for £19,200.


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Notes for Editors

The valuation day will be held at The Black Watch Castle and Museum, Hay Street, Perth, PH1 5HR on Tuesday 3rd March 2015, from 10:00-15:30.

The museum has a lovely café so guests can treat themselves to fresh coffee and home-made cakes while they wait.

To find out more about the Friends of The Black Watch visit

About Bonhams

Bonhams, founded in 1793, is one of the world’s largest auctioneers of fine art and antiques. The present company was formed by the merger in November 2001 of Bonhams & Brooks and Phillips Son & Neale.

In August 2002, the company acquired Butterfields, considered the principal firm of auctioneers on the West Coast of America.

Today, Bonhams operates two major salerooms in London: New Bond Street and Knightsbridge. It also operates a further three salesrooms in the UK regions and Scotland. Sales are also held in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Carmel, New York and Connecticut in the USA; and Germany, France, Monaco, Hong Kong and Australia. Bonhams has a worldwide network of offices and regional representatives in 25 countries offering sales advice and valuation services in 60 specialist areas.

For a full listing of upcoming sales, plus details of Bonhams specialist departments go to

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