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A penny for your thoughts

Michelle Matic, senior art specialist with Bonham and Goodman, opening the print night and performing valuations.
Michelle Matic, senior art specialist with Bonham and Goodman, opening the print night and performing valuations.

By EMMA CORNFORD

A 1930 penny and an Indonesian painting have been two of Michelle Matic's most exciting finds during valuation days throughout the country.

This week the Bonham and Goodman art specialist is in Grafton to value the Regional Art Gallery's collection and on Saturday will offer residents the opportunity to bring their paintings, prints and decorative art to the Gallery to be valued. The valuations will cost $10.

The 1930s penny was worth $29,000 and the Indonesian painting sold for $700,000 ? so if you bring along your antique peppershakers or place settings, you could be lucky.

"It's really interesting what people bring in. There are things people get really excited about and hopefully we can make their day," Ms Matic said.

Ms Matic will also open a print exhibition at the Regional Gallery tonight at 5.30pm as part of a fundraiser and to promote the art of printmaking.



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