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The Bidding Room - Series 2

Posted by Ian Humphries on

Hey hey all! - Well the Bidding Room Series 2 is well under way with more lovely members of the public coming in to be greeted by the charmer, Nigel Havers and then having their items valued by the also charming Simon Bower (Auctioneer and valuer) Then of course - it's down to The Bidding Room for them to hopefully get some cash from us antique and curio hungry dealers!  The items are, as always very varied indeed due to the team at Ricochet productions sifting and sourcing some really interesting pieces. It's a real buzz when you don't know what's coming through the doors - so check us out as I'm sure you'll be well entertained as we are - always! x

The Blues Brothers!

Well I always pride myself in saying 'I'll have a go at selling most things' - and these two chaps were a new one on me. Measuring approx 76 inches high, they were in and out of stock like a flash! I sold them to a local Public House and now they stand in pride [...]

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The Bidding Room - BBC1

See me on the BBC1 show 'THE BIDDING ROOM' made by Ricochet Productions (makers of the Repair Shop) where I'll be bidding with gusto against my (varied) fellow dealers to obtain some wierd, wonderful and traditional antiques and items of interest. There's breath taking pauses and plenty of nail biting moments whilst we battle to [...]

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Manormonkeys Antiques are out again buying fresh stock!

Well hello there! That above headline is nothing new but hey - it's all about the headlines! It's been a while since my last blog but as I'm the chef, cook and bottle washer in this business - sourcing comes first. Take a peek at the gorgeous vintage meccano 3 wheeler car that's pictured. It's [...]

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Kulah Khud helmet arrives at Manormonkeys Antiques

Check out this weeks amazing find - a gorgeous Antique Kulah Khud Middle Eastern soldiers helmet. Dated 18th Century - this beauty would look good on show in any period setting. Condition - all sound and original and given the age - looking pretty good!

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It's been quite a while since the trade took a knocking with the introduction of the minimalist scene. However - evidence shows that as long as the quality is kept high - the demand for traditional furniture is on the up. Some auctioneers are embracing it - some are still cautious, in my experience. High [...]

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Children in Need has come around again and once again, it's a time to reflect and think of those who need our help. Malcolm Boyden of BBC Hereford and Worcester Radio had me in to value a pair of mugs some weeks ago and low and behold, I find myself not only bidding on them [...]

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Manormonkeys Antiques Warehouse - we've moved!

My online presence has never been stronger so I've moved to make things flow more efficiently than ever!In my new premises at Studio Lodge, Greensleeves, Alcester Road, Radford, Worcestershire WR7 4LS, I've got a purpose designed photographic studio and bags of storage for my ever rotating stock which still arrives daily.Now, when the top quality [...]

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A hectic month of TV and Radio for Manormonkeys Antiques

Well I've not had time to pop a blog on for a while - I do have a good excuse though!  Firstly, Philip Serrell arrived early May with the film crew to film an episode of the BBC TV show 'Flippin' Profit'. He bought a couple of quirky pieces and made a profit so he's [...]

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It's always fun to deal, and with these two gents it was no exception! Drew hungrily waded amongst my varied stock and found some hearty pieces to have a go at. T was there as ever for moral support and to add his charming witty humour to the whole day. Thanks to them both and [...]

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