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The consequences of the strange things you find – a sequel

In my last post I discussed the bizarre things it was possible to find as an intrepid antiques dealer.  It is really strange how these things have a life of their own. I always stand at Stafford Bingley Hall and in my new position at Stand 95, I found trade to be excellent.  This may […]

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The strange things you find as an antiques dealer!

If I am not working, which believe me, is rarer than a hen’s teeth these days, I like to go out for a rummage, a furtle and a general fussick about.  Strange words you may say, but they do describe what I do… I have an endless fascination with peculiar objects and spend a deal […]

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Putting customers first

Running a business that is at the luxury end of the market, specialises in a whim purchase, or a collectaholic’s desire, it is crucial, you put your customer first. In this current economic climate where every penny counts, antiques purchasers,  want to get both the most reasonable deal, and to be made to feel that […]

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Jane Sanderson of The Antiques Bazaar gives her top tips for selling antique English silver

Every business trades on its reputation.  By this nebulous concept, we stand or we fall.  In the antiques trade, reputation for honesty, the way you treat your customers, the unique nature of your products, as well as their exceptional quality, and let’s not forget pricing, all thread their insidious way into your reputation.  Incredibly hard […]

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The just outcome for the dastardly Askews

Norfolk is a tiresome drive for anyone, the journey to Norwich devoid of motorway, lined with cabbages and potatoes, true harbingers of the initial court visit.  Insufficient jurors to empanel and back we all went, to stations north, east and west.  Sometime  later we reappeared to deliver evidence by video link. Picture a sneering, oily […]

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Update on the dastardly Askews

Last heard of trying their same old scam in Peterborough, where the weasley Steven was actually caught red-handed and thereafter arrested.  Desmond and his cronies fled, but I can now reveal that they are both in jug and will be awaiting trial in the near future. You may well ask how I know – but […]

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