Finding Value in Your Possessions

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We love old things in our lives. Old books. Old records. Even our home is old. There’s something about the past that is fascinating, imagining the history behind a found object collecting dust in the back of a store. My mother-in-law has a fascination for old things too and that’s how these opera glasses found their way into our hands.

Imagine these opera glasses being owned by someone of significance or handcrafted with real pearl. I’ve often dreamed of stumbling upon an object that had some hidden value, something that was a lost treasure. CBC’s new series planned for January 2014, Four Rooms, is testament to the fact that I’m not the only one who has toyed with these fantasies.

From the producers of CBC’s Dragons’ Den, Four Rooms brings the public and their heirlooms and collectibles together with Canada’s top buyers, each waiting in one of four rooms. To prepare for the new series, producers of Four Rooms are visiting Toronto this Saturday, June 8 to audition and find the countries most unique and valuable objects. Additional stops will occur in Montreal, Winnipeg, Vancouver, Victoria, Calgary, North Hatley and then returning to Toronto for its last stop. You can see the full tour schedule here.

Think you have a piece of jewelry or pottery worth a pretty penny? Bring it down along with your completed application to the CBC Toronto Atrium (25 John Street) this Saturday, June 8, from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.

Four Rooms. Four buyers. Four chances to make the deal of a lifetime.

I wonder if my opera glasses have any value? Do you have a panache for finding treasure? If you were to attend the audition, what item would you bring?

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