Another warm 'Blog Post Monday' to you all!
I've been writing my blog for over year now, posting every Monday, without fail. Talking everything from interesting finds and awful buys, to shop reviews and trade interviews. I've enjoyed it immensely and I really hope you have too. I will of course be continuing with my weekly blog, however, to tie in with this, I've decided to put some more of my time into working on a Source Vintage YouTube channel.
I actually started it a few months back now, on the down low, really, but it's something I want to focus on and grow, and with a bit more confidence now, I intend to create videos more frequently. Weekly is the aim, but fortnightly is probably more realistic, until I've completely mastered the editing process.
Like my Blog, I want this channel to be a reflection of me and my personality, and my day-to-day life as an antiques dealer. I'll be telling you about my interesting finds, reviewing antique shops, centres and fairs that I visit, and talking about trade related subjects. If you enjoy your antiques shows, then this might be right up your street. By all means, let me know if there's something you'd like me to talk about or show you, and be sure to subscribe.
There are already three videos up for your viewing pleasure. I like to think I show steady progress in these three videos and they will of course continue to improve with the more content I do...I hope...!
So, as always, get that kettle on, turn your volume up and let me take you on a magical mystery tour of my new Source Vintage YouTube channel...
Image: Me filming my third video
My very first video was about a set of vintage reel-to-reel home recordings from America of the original Apollo X and XI moon landings coverage. I chose this subject because I happened to have the equipment to be able to play the reels, albeit, not the exact model of player that was required because of the recordings being on both sides of the tapes. Nevertheless, a nice fun one to start with. You see this video for yourself, below:
Video: Apollo XI & Apollo X Live Reel-To-Reel Recordings
My second video was about an extraordinary Victorian leather cigar case on which a soldier from that era had detailed all of his postings from his entire military service. I did extensive research into this item, which resulted in me finding his entire service records. This video explains my research and brings the item to life. You can watch this video below:
Video: Antique Victorian Military Cigar Case & My Search For Its Owner
My third video was about the "dos" and "don'ts" of haggling in the antiques trade. I give some honest advice on how I go about my buying and regale a few tales of some of my experiences. You can watch this video below:
Video: Haggling in the Antiques Trade - The Dos & Don'ts
My next video will be available to watch very soon. But you'll have to wait and see what that one's about. *wink*
Anyway, just a little update on what I'm up to for this week. I really hope you'll enjoy my new channel and that, together, we can make it grow. If you like what I do, please show your support by subscribing to both this Blog and my new YouTube channel. And, remember, if there's something you'd like to see me talk about in either my Blog or on YouTube, drop me a message in the comments section below.
So, until next week, stay safe, keep buying those antiques and keep spreading that Source Vintage love!
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