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The Greatest Antique Loft Finds That Made Millions

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The Greatest Antique Loft Finds That Made Millions

Good lord, it's Monday again...!  That means it's blog post time...!

I saw an article this week about a family who uncovered some very rare railway posters in their loft which could be worth a fortune...!  So I had a quick google and found story after story of people uncovering all sorts of rare items which have gone on to fetch tidy sums at auction!  It got me thinking...  What is my greatest ever loft find and more importantly, what is yours?!

So, this week, I'm looking at some of the greatest loft finds ever and I'm putting the question out to you.  What are your greatest and most valuable loft finds?  And I'll have a think about mine too...

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A Week In The Life Of An Antiques Dealer During Lockdown - Here's What I've Been Up To

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A Week In The Life Of An Antiques Dealer During Lockdown - Here's What I've Been Up To

Ahoy there ship mates! It's Monday and that can mean only one thing... It's time for my weekly blog post!

This week I'm treating you to a little insight into my life as an antiques dealer during lockdown. I'll tell you what I've been up to, including a collaboration, another attempt at reuniting a family with a lost piece of history, as well as a little snippet of the more creative side of the job.

So, if this tickles your taste buds, get that kettle on and settle in for this week's instalment...

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Talking Antiques With Hoof Brocante & The Bidding Room's Adi Higham

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Talking Antiques With Hoof Brocante & The Bidding Room's Adi Higham

Hello one and all!  It's Monday again and you know what that means!

If you've been following my blog, you'll know by now that I've been catching up with industry legends to find out how they got into the trade, about their favourite finds and their biggest regrets, and to get some advice for myself and for anyone else thinking of getting into the trade.  These short interviews will continue to come out over the course of the next few months, depending on who I can persuade to take part.

This week I had the pleasure of chatting to Hoof Brocante's very own Adi Higham, whom some of you will also recognise from new BBC1 antiques show, 'The Bidding Room'.

Now, here's a fun fact for you.  I actually appeared on the first series of 'The Bidding Room' and Adi bought my item! If you're interested, you can read more about my TV appearance here.  Enough of these shameless plugs...! Let's get down to business!  Get that kettle on and let's find out about what tickles Adi's fancy in the world of antiques...

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What Is Your Preference When Shopping For Antiques - An Organised Setup Or A Chaotic Mess?

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What Is Your Preference When Shopping For Antiques - An Organised Setup Or A Chaotic Mess?

Monday has come around again and that means it's time for another Source Vintage blog post...!

So, this week, I put a question out on social media, asking, "When searching for antiques, what do you prefer? An organised easy to see setup or the thrill of digging through absolute chaos?" And the response really surprised me.

Personally, it really depends on my mood. Some days I like to take a calm, casual, approach. So an organised easy to see layout is nice. But other days I like to get stuck in and get my hands dirty! Reap the rewards of digging deep and finding something that nobody else has seen!

I was so surprised by my findings that I have dedicated this week's blog post to it. So, as always, get that kettle on and let's find out how you lot like to shop for your antiques...!

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Covid-19, Becoming A Full-Time Antiques Dealer & Running A Small Business - Six Months On

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Covid-19, Becoming A Full-Time Antiques Dealer & Running A Small Business - Six Months On

Hello and happy Monday one and all! I hope you've all had a pleasant week and you've been buying plenty of antiques!

This week, I thought it might be nice to give you an update on how Source Vintage and self employment has been going for me, six months on.  I hope to reassure some of you that there will always be light at the end of the tunnel, no matter how bad it gets. Never lose hope. Follow your passion, hustle and most importantly, believe. 

So, you know what to do. Get that kettle on and settle in for this week's instalment of my blog...

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