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Howard's Way - Talking Antique Silver With Howard Emmerson Of Class Antiques

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Howard's Way - Talking Antique Silver With Howard Emmerson Of Class Antiques

A very happy 'Blog Post Monday' to you all.

A few months ago I met a very interesting chap, a very knowledgable fellow who has become a trusted antique chum of mine.  Whenever I have an antique related question, whether it be about the trade or an item I've found, I rarely ask anyone else.  A chance meeting on Instagram has blossomed into a beautiful friendship.  Everybody should have someone like this in their lives, so I've decided to share him with you!

So, as always, get that kettle on, grab a hold of your silvery bits and let me introduce you to, the man himself, Mr Howard Emmerson of Class Antiques...! 

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Talking Antiques With Myself - Stephen Wells

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Talking Antiques With Myself - Stephen Wells

Welcome to another instalment of ‘Blog Post Monday’.

This week I received a couple of messages from people who had read my interviews with some of the industry legends.  They both enquired about my background and suggested that I interview myself to give readers a bit of an insight into me and my life.  And seeing as I was struggling for any other ideas, I thought, why not!  If all else fails, write about yourself…right…?!

I’m not really one for being centre of attention and I always feel slightly awkward writing about myself, unless, of course, I'm poking fun.  Defence mechanism…?  Probably…  Nevertheless, I've decided to give it a go.

So, as always, get that kettle on, take a step into my world and let me tell you, about me, writing about me, for you…

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

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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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Talking Antiques With The Bidding Room's Very Own Jo Roberts

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Talking Antiques With The Bidding Room's Very Own Jo Roberts

It's Monday, it's blog post time and I have another guest interview for you!

This week, I was very fortunate to catch up with artist, turned antiques dealer, turned TV star, Jo Roberts!  Some of you will recognise her from BBC antiques show 'The Bidding Room'.

Jo sells at fairs and through her own website - josobjectsofdesire.co.uk - and is heavily involved in the online antiques scene, especially through her Instagram page - @josobjetsd.art .  Her Instagram live chats are a must see, if you haven't already, and her duets with fellow 'Bidding Room' dealer, Adi Higham, are a fun addition.  Jo is simply bursting with creativity and energy, and has a real eye for style.

So, without further ado, let's get down to business.  Get that kettle, kick back and let's find out a bit more about one of 'The Bidding Room's' newest resident experts, Jo Roberts....

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