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 own whats been brought in by the public! Hosted by the ever popular Nigel Havers - it makes compelling watching and you'll be on the edges of your seats waiting for each item to be brought in for us to bid on!
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 [...]
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!
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Opulence is on it's way back - thank goodness! It was great to chat with Malcolm Boyden again today about antique dinner services no less! The Telegraph had recently featured an article about how antique dinner services are becoming more and more popular with younger age groups and are now a reflection of them and [...]
Embrace this romantic period - it's full of movement by design!