Antique Road Trip, the popular BBC TV antiques show featuring antique dealers competing against each other, is to film in a medical museum known for the ghoulish artefacts it contains.
The George Marshall Medical Museum is located at Worcestershire Royal Hospital’s site. The museum is famous for its macabre collection of death masks dating from the 19th Century, of criminals hanged for their crimes.
The Antique Road Trip film crew is due to visit the museum this coming Sunday, 21st April. It will be filming items relating to the career and life of George Marshall, a local surgeon, highlighting some of his unique collection of antique medical objects.
Curator of the museum, Louise Price, said:
“This is a fantastic opportunity to showcase some of our most interesting collections, and we hope plenty can watch when it finally airs later in the year.”
On the show two antique experts take a road trip, travelling across the UK and searching out items they can buy and then resell at auction, hopefully to make a profit.
Selling items at auction can seem a good option, but many people do not realise that the auction house often deducts around 15% as its fee before paying the remainder to the seller. Buyers, too, are charged a buyer’s premium of around 10% – 15%. This may not include the VAT, so buyers and sellers need to be fully aware of the costs.
Buying from an antique dealer in Cumbria will not involve paying fees on top of the price quoted, so before you rush off to an auction, check out the prices of antique marquetry furniture or antique dining tables available in a shop.
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