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Started by FGBFGB on May 30, 2020 5:00:20 PM
Antiques Road Trip

"What would be your best offer on that?"

FGBFGB - 30 May 2020 17:03:18 (#1 of 43)

I am getting drawn in to this, planning trips to auctions and antique shops after knockdown, to lose all my money.

Nice to see Philip triumph over smoothiechops Charlie Braxton this week, even though one of Philip's lots midweek consisted of a load of old stepladders looking rather like the ones in my garage.

TommyDGNR8 - 30 May 2020 17:28:32 (#2 of 43)

Serrell's books are well worth seeking out; good tales.

Macpaddy - 30 May 2020 17:38:35 (#3 of 43)

I like Charles Braxtton. He is a genuinely lovely guy.

FGBFGB - 30 May 2020 18:27:58 (#4 of 43)

Thanks Tommy. I've put him on my library list.

Shadrack22 - 30 May 2020 18:44:50 (#5 of 43)

Antiques Road Trip

The horror! The horror!

ReverendBlueJeans - 30 May 2020 19:24:30 (#6 of 43)


My compatriot who now lives in Cumbria does seem to be rather over-competitive. Forget his name.

Another vote for James Braxton (correct name, shurely) who comes over as a posh but decent. Chalres Hanson is a bit over-ebullient, like Charlie ross, but both decent eggs, really.

FGBFGB - 30 May 2020 19:47:23 (#7 of 43)

James of course, apologies. I'm not anti him, just have a preference for the more rumpled looking experts.

DesEsseintes - 30 May 2020 20:04:17 (#8 of 43)

I like the mad Glasgow woman.

The rest of them are cunts.

FGBFGB - 30 May 2020 20:08:02 (#9 of 43)

Anita, with her hats? She's good. And no, they're not.

EffBee - 30 May 2020 20:12:25 (#10 of 43)

I think they have an agenda, to be as random as possible with their purchases. For 'good telly'. And to help inform us about antiques and collectables. Though what we're meant to learn about old stepladders I do not know....

Anyway, this -

ReverendBlueJeans - 30 May 2020 23:37:45 (#11 of 43)

The Public Service Broadcasting educational bits are great. So many museums, historic buildings and galleries I've noted for future investigation.

Macpaddy - 31 May 2020 00:19:19 (#12 of 43)

Why the hell did I call James Braxtton ' Charles? I know him ffs.

Macpaddy - 31 May 2020 00:20:57 (#13 of 43)

Why the hell did I call James Braxtton ' Charles? I know him ffs.

Ah, I know. I had poor Charles Hanson on my mind after talking about him with my wife.

ReverendBlueJeans - 01 Jun 2020 11:39:31 (#14 of 43)

They should really have a knockout tournament.

Some tasty quarterfinals;

Bisram v Hanson

Anita v Braxtton

Trevanion v Raskin-Sharp

Doughy-faced Plant v Laidlaw (remembered his name now)

My money would be on the utterly uncompromising Laidlaw.

mingmong - 01 Jun 2020 12:05:34 (#15 of 43)

The Minglet has acquired a surprising interest in the low-budget version of this, Bargain Hunt

Fortunately, that interest hasn't yet extended to buying armfuls of hideous tat from charity shops, junk shops and car-boot sales

ReverendBlueJeans - 01 Jun 2020 15:54:32 (#16 of 43)

BH is fun too.

Flog It is crass and dull except for the Educational Bit in the Middle.

Put Your Money Where your Mouth Is is ART with the enjoyment taken out.

We look forward to Antiques Love Island Bake-off

TommyDGNR8 - 01 Jun 2020 17:50:47 (#17 of 43)

I know a few people who have done BH and they all had a blast doing it too. Dickenson is "as filthy as you suspect" and Worracunt is "probably the nicest bloke I've ever met".

FGBFGB - 01 Jun 2020 19:43:40 (#18 of 43)

A huge lump of machine-turned wood ffs.

FGBFGB - 01 Jun 2020 19:54:54 (#19 of 43)

She spent forty quid on that!

FGBFGB - 01 Jun 2020 19:56:04 (#20 of 43)

And someone bought it for twenty! Always a demand for kindling, I suppose.

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