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My Victorian Drinking Glass Find & Its Fascinating Social, Political & Artistic Connection

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My Victorian Drinking Glass Find & Its Fascinating Social, Political & Artistic Connection

A very warm and happy 'Blog Post Monday' to you all!

Whilst out on my treasure hunt this week I found a rather fascinating item from one of my most reliable sources.  I'm not normally one for buying antique glassware, mainly because I don't feel I know enough about it.  I still enjoy and appreciate the beauty and craftsmanship that goes into some of the pieces though.  This week, however, a rather fascinating piece of glassware caught my eye, so I bought it.  I'd initially thought it was a memorial piece.  A piece of glassware to commemorate the passing of a loved one.  That was until I started researching deeper and deeper.  This week's post is about this find and what I might have found out about it.

So, as always, get that kettle on, make yourselves comfortable and let me tell you about my early victorian glass tumbler find and its possible social, political and artistic connection...

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Talking Antiques With Industry Legend Jonathan Pratt

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Talking Antiques With Industry Legend Jonathan Pratt

Welcome once again to another instalment of 'Blog Post Monday'!

This week, I was so very fortunate to chat to another industry legend.  A legend whom some of you will recognise from popular BBC antiques shows such as Bargain Hunt, Antiques Road Trip and Flog It!.  He is also among the best-known faces of the UK regional auction scene and is managing director of 'Dreweatts' - www.dreweatts.com.  Without further ado, please put your hands together for this week's special guest, the one, the only, Mr Jonathan Pratt, ladies and gentlemen!  

So, as always, get that kettle on, settle into your favourite chair and let's find out what Jonathan had to say about the world of antiques...

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Numerous New Antique Shops Pop Up In York & Across The UK - An Antiques & Collectibles Boom!?

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Numerous New Antique Shops Pop Up In York & Across The UK - An Antiques & Collectibles Boom!?

Happy 'Blog Post Monday' to you all!

How has your first post-lockdown antiques forage gone this week?  Mine has been great and very, very interesting.  And I say "Interesting", because I have noticed something on my travels, something very positive!

Now, those of you who have followed me from the very beginning, will remember that I wrote a blog post back in July 2020, highlighting the impact that I thought the pandemic would have on the antiques and collectibles trade.  In that post I also predicted an increase in the popularity of antiques and vintage items, and went as far as to say that an antiques "Boom" was on the horizon!  Well, on my travels this week, I noticed some signs that my prediction may just be starting to happen. 

So, as always, get that kettle on, sit back and let me fill you in on what I've seen, and what I think this might mean for the antiques trade.

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How I Lost My Most Treasured Antique Find & Its Surprise Return

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How I Lost My Most Treasured Antique Find & Its Surprise Return

Hello and welcome once again to another instalment of 'Blog Post Monday'!

Sometimes in this job, you stumble across something that's just that little bit extra special, and this happened to me a couple of years ago.  I found what turned out to be my most exciting and treasured find to date and it ended up taking me on quite the journey.  So, this week, I'm going to tell you the story of this find, how I lost it and how, to my surprise, it has been returned to me.

So, as always, get that kettle on, buckle up and let me take you on this emotional rollercoaster of a ride...

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Talking Antiques With 'The Bidding Room's' Adi Higham - 'Part Deux'

Industry Interviews

Talking Antiques With 'The Bidding Room's' Adi Higham - 'Part Deux'

Welcome to another instalment of 'Blog Post Monday'!

If you follow my weekly blog you'll know that I've been interviewing some industry legends over the course of the past 12 months.  You'll also know that 'Hoof Brocante' and 'The Bidding Room's', Adi Higham, was one of my early interviews.

Well, this week, just for a change and to try something a bit different, I decided to interview that same Adi Higham...again...!  "Why?" you might ask...  Well, there are many reasons, really.  Firstly, as legends go, Adi is up there with some of the finest.  Secondly, my first interview with him has proved to be quite a popular one.  And, lastly, when I interviewed him back in November, I caught him at quite a busy time.  He'd been filming for 'The Bidding Room', as well as travelling back and forth from France on buying trips, so he didn't have a great deal of time.  But this time, my timings were perfect and Adi was on top form!

So, as always, get that kettle on, get those feet up and settle in for Adi Higham, 'Part Deux'...

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