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Started by bossab2 on Sep 26, 2020 11:20:09 PM
Bloke from Derbyshire sells "teapot" for £390K

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-derbyshire-54273999

"I was reet surprised" says 51 year old.

He intends to use the proceeds to buy a metal detector.

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bossab2 - 26 Sep 2020 23:20:37 (#1 of 21)

Take that TVOR !

AdonisBlue - 27 Sep 2020 16:48:39 (#2 of 21)

Chinese antiques are almost the only ones with any value now. Watching Antiques Roadshow now is watching lots of people pretend to be excited that their family heirloom is worth less than a new boiler.



I'm sure an economist could explain why this shows how important China is and how diminished the west is now.

Peacock - 27 Sep 2020 17:01:26 (#3 of 21)

Controversial

AlanII - 27 Sep 2020 17:31:03 (#4 of 21)

In a very boring kind of way.

Arjuna - 27 Sep 2020 18:00:23 (#5 of 21)

Watching Antiques Roadshow now is watching lots of people pretend to be excited that their family heirloom is worth less than a new boiler.

When was it any different?

AlanII - 27 Sep 2020 18:07:15 (#6 of 21)

Watching Antiques Roadshow with an antiques dealer is… illuminating.

Tagyourit - 27 Sep 2020 18:37:05 (#7 of 21)

Watching Antiques Roadshow with an antiques dealer is… illuminating.

The one time they reviewed something I actually have proper knowledge of value wise (original art from the comic 2000AD*) they massively overvalued it.

*niche!

AlanII - 27 Sep 2020 18:39:35 (#8 of 21)

It's a lot of fun though.

HelenDamnation - 27 Sep 2020 18:51:47 (#9 of 21)

What do you learn from watching it with an antiques dealer, Alan?

champagnerocker - 27 Sep 2020 19:13:37 (#10 of 21)

I think that there is a mistake in the thread title.

Surely what it should say is: Some twat from London is prepared to spend £390K on a teapot, and it's not even new.

breakfast - 27 Sep 2020 19:37:05 (#11 of 21)

Jtt in 2020. Talking 'bout Antiques Roadshow.

HouseOfLametta - 27 Sep 2020 19:38:13 (#12 of 21)

"I were reet surprised" FFS.

breakfast - 27 Sep 2020 19:43:02 (#13 of 21)

Is it not 'reet surpreesed'?

bossab2 - 27 Sep 2020 19:52:46 (#14 of 21)

Very good !

amends Derbyshire dialect handbook.

lammaMia - 27 Sep 2020 22:06:07 (#15 of 21)

If you ever let an antiques dealer to talk about their finds, you'd be very illuminated for the next hour.

returnofthepowermonkey - 28 Sep 2020 10:13:07 (#16 of 21)

Watching Antiques Road Trip, I'm stumped as to how any of these dealers make a living. They tend to come out of the week with about fifty quid after driving the length of the country in a car that looks like it does 3mpg.

bailliegillies - 28 Sep 2020 10:20:00 (#17 of 21)

#16

We used to get the (illegal) knockers up here in the west of Scotland. Would make an offer for items of interests and then sell them on for five or more times they bought it for. They were making huge profits and used to attend all the house clearance sales that happened around Argyll and you always knew an items value when they joined in the bidding.

Tagyourit - 28 Sep 2020 11:57:04 (#18 of 21)

Watching Antiques Road Trip, I'm stumped as to how any of these dealers make a living.

Most of the "experts" on AR are auctioneers rather than dealers, but you're right AR is arse about face with contestants buying retail and then selling at auction, the only way they usually make profit, unless they get really lucky, is because the dealers give them trade prices.

whitbreadtrophy - 28 Sep 2020 20:56:17 (#19 of 21)

Watching Antiques Road Trip, I'm stumped as to how any of these dealers make a living.

My mother sold antiques at Portobello Road and Bermondsey during the 60s and 70s. Even then most dealers were part-timers - a lot of theatricals dealt in antiques - but the bottom fell out of the antique market at least three decades ago. For example, unless it's a rare or sought after maker's mark, most antique silver isn't worth much more now than its scrap value.

Verdigris - 28 Sep 2020 21:01:58 (#20 of 21)

For example, unless it's a rare or sought after maker's mark, most antique silver isn't worth much more now than its scrap value.



I was afraid that might be the case, just as I have a galleonful of the stuff to bring back from the Isle of Wight.

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