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Talking Antiques With 'Etoile Brocante's' Kate Plumpton - Antiques Dealer & Theatrical Agent

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Talking Antiques With 'Etoile Brocante's' Kate Plumpton - Antiques Dealer & Theatrical Agent

Welcome, once again, to "Blog Post Monday"!  If you're an avid follower of my blog, you'll know that throughout last year, I was fortunate enough to do a series of interviews with some seriously big names in the antiques trade.  I absolutely loved doing them and you seemed to enjoy them too.  With that in mind, I wanted to continue with them this year, so I have been busy reaching out to some more stars, in the hope of persuading them to take part in my small, but mighty, antiques blog...

Over the course of the next few months I will be featuring the following industry legends; Charles Hanson, Jo Roberts, Tara Franklin and Adi Higham (Take 2), to name but a few...  I'm very excited about this and I'm sure you are too!  So, to ensure that you don't miss them, sign up to my email list from "create account" at the top of this page. 

However, kicking off our industry interviews for 2021 is 'Etoile Brocante's' very own Kate Plumpton.  Now, I was super excited about this interview because not only is Kate an antiques dealer, but she's also an agent to the stars, and we're taking about some big names here...!!  So let's find out what Kate had to say when I caught up with her last week...

 

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Find Of The Week - Militaria Leather Cigar Case Of 2805 William Francis 2nd Battalion Norfolk Regiment 1891 - 1914

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Find Of The Week - Militaria Leather Cigar Case Of 2805 William Francis 2nd Battalion Norfolk Regiment 1891 - 1914

Welcome one and all to this week's "Blog Post Monday"!  I hope you're all keeping safe and well.

Sometimes in this job you stumble across things that are just that extra bit special and this week, I'm pleased to say that happened to me!  With lockdown ongoing, we're stuck to searching for our treasures online and this week, while perusing the wonders of the web, I stumbled across a super piece of militaria history.  A personalised leather cigar case which shows the postings of W.Francis of the Norfolk Regiment from 1891 to 1904.

I'm excited about it and because I'm excited about it, I intend to tell you all about it!  So, this week's blog post is about a leather cigar case and my search to find out who W.Francis of the Norfolk Regiment was. 

So, get that kettle on, buckle up and get ready to travel back in time with me to meet the man himself...

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Antiques & Collectibles - The Trends For 2021

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Antiques & Collectibles - The Trends For 2021

Hello, it's Monday once again and that can mean only one thing!  It's blog post time!

Being a new year, I always think of how to approach my buying game.  In doing so, one must monitor trends within the industry and so, this week, I have been trying to do just that.  Many hours of research later, I think I have managed to come up with a few areas where I see growth continuing or potential for new upcoming trends.  And because I love you all I thought I'd share my findings with you.  Of course, I'm not a professional trend forecaster, this is simply my own thoughts compiled from my own research, so please take from it what you will, but more importantly, please tell me in the comments below if you have your own thoughts...

So, as always, get that brew on and settle in for my top antique and collectible trends for 2021...

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My Antique Highlights Of 2020 - Happy New Year

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My Antique Highlights Of 2020 - Happy New Year

Happy New Year one and all!  I hope you all had the very best possible Christmases you could have, given the circumstances.  Most importantly, I hope you all stayed safe and got all the antiques you wished for! 

Welcome back to 'Blog Post Monday', my first post of 2021.  I'm feeling a bit rusty, so I'm going to break myself in gently this year.  With every New Year comes a clean slate, a chance to set yourself some ridiculous goals for the coming year and an opportunity to look back on the year just gone... 

With that in mind, this week's blog post is dedicated to my top memories of 2020 and to the challenges I'll be setting myself for 2021.  So, for the first time this year, get that kettle on, kick back and let me take you back to 2020 (sorry!!)...!

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Talking Antiques With Industry Legend David Harper

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Talking Antiques With Industry Legend David Harper

Happy Monday and welcome to my final blog post of 2020!

I thought, what better way to finish the year than with some more expert advice from another antiques great...

If you've been following my blog, you'll know that I've caught up with a few industry legends this year.  I hope to continue these short interviews next year, as they've seemed very popular, but it will all depend on if I can persuade more of these legends to take part.  I'll see what I can do for you!

Nevertheless, this year has been a real start studded turn out.  We've managed to chat to 'Dickinson's Real Deal's' very own Tim Hogarth, 'The Urban Vintage Affair' and 'The Bidding Room's' Natasha Francis, 'Bargain Hunt's' Gary Pe'Hoof Brocante' and 'The Bidding Room's Adi Higham and 'The Antiques Road Trip's' Isabel Balmer.

This week, for our final interview of 2020, I had the good fortune of chatting to David Harper, whom I'm sure you will all recognise from popular BBC antiques shows, 'Bargain Hunt' and 'The Antiques Road Trip'.  I know some of you got in touch with me to request this interview, so here you go, a gift from me to you.  Merry Christmas...!

So, for the final time in 2020, get that kettle on, settle in and let's see what arouses David's curiosity in the world of antiques...

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