Presenters of Antiques Road Trip, Jonathan Pratt and Philip Serrell were recently spotted in Lincoln, driving around antiques shops in a 1965 Triumph TR4. The segments that they were filming show them in search of valuable antiques which they would then sell at auction to make a huge profit for the charity, Children in Need.
Their powder blue car was seen close to the Lincolnshire cathedral at the weekend, on its way to a sales room to sell their treasures. Among the antiques was a Victorian George Jones majolica strawberry dish and oil paintings. According to Jonathan Pratt, the popular series attracts three million viewers. The idea of two men in a classic car, travelling around the countryside appeals to the fun side of viewers who also admire the cars they drive, according to the presenter.
The episode which was being filmed will be shown early in 2012 on BBC2. Experts will work in pairs with a starting budget of £200. The aim is to make as much money as possible from the antiques that they discover on their travels. Pratt and Serrell had travelled from the Lake District to Lincoln, visiting four auction rooms. The next and final auction was to be Wilmslow, Cheshire.
There are a number of antique shops to be found around the United Kingdom. If you are searching for antiques, anything from the unusual to antique desks, Lancashire has a host of experts in the antique trade who will show you a number of valuable items.
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