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How A Lost WW2 Wartime Identity Bracelet Was Reunited With Its Family

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How A Lost WW2 Wartime Identity Bracelet Was Reunited With Its Family

Happy Monday one and all!  It's that time again...!

Some of you will already know that, after the success of reuniting a family with their mother's World War 2 air raid identity bracelet a month or so ago, I was sent another bracelet by someone who had seen the last story.  They asked if I could help reunite this bracelet with its family.  So, of course, I agreed.

This week's blog post is dedicated to my search for the family of Grace Wilson and how, through the power of sharing and caring, we managed to track down Grace's closest living relatives and return the bracelet to where it belongs.

So, as always, get yoursel' a brew and settle in for this weeks story...

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Talking Antiques With 'The Antiques Roadtrip's' Very Own Isabel Balmer

Industry Interviews

Talking Antiques With 'The Antiques Roadtrip's' Very Own Isabel Balmer

Hello one and all!  Thank you for joining me once again for my Monday blog post!

This week I had the pleasure of chatting to Isabel Balmer, whom some of you will recognise from popular BBC antiques show, 'The Antiques Roadtrip'.  Not only that, Isabel is an auctioneer at Wessex Auction Rooms in Wiltshire, so I'm sure some of you will also recognise her from there.

It's another good one!  So go that kettle on, settle in and let's see how Isabel got into the trade and what catches her eye in the world of antiques...

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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

Industry Interviews

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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