19 Jan 2018


August 30, 2017 - Filed under: Auctions — Richard

A Koloman Gloser glass bought at a Derbyshire charity shop for 99p is being sold at auction in (more…)

August 22, 2017 - Filed under: Antiques News — Richard

The three detectives of the Metropolitan Police art and antiques unit have been redeployed to the Grenfell Tower fire investigation. The Met has said that the closure of the unit is temporary, but some in the antiques trade fear (more…)

August 15, 2017 - Filed under: Antiques News — Mark

The owner of an antique shop claims that a rocking horse was mysteriously thrown around his shop by ghosts.

He has CCTV footage that shows the 1960s rocking horse moving without anything being close to it. In the video from the CCTV cameras, the horse starts rocking then appears to be thrown off a shelf to the ground, seemingly all by itself.

The owner of the Barnsley Antiques Centre in South Yorkshire, Daniel Parker, told the Daily Mirror:

“The thing is I’ve tried recreating the movement. I’ve tried moving the toy backward and forwards in the way that it does on film, but it’s just impossible to recreate it.

“That movement just looks like it would have to be somebody on it. There’s absolutely no explanation.”

This is not the first eerie incident the shop has experienced. Parker goes on to claim that there have been hundreds of strange occurrences. Examples of these include a cabinet once exploding inside the shop and pictures on the walls moving.

The shop was formerly an 18th-Century mill. The mill owner died on the premises, giving rise to a belief among some that he is haunting the building.

Antique shops sell objects that are hundreds of years old, but is rare for antiques to come with a ghostly presence. Fine antique cabinets, antique desks, and antique sofas can be purchased in Lancashire antique shops and safely placed in the home without the fear of them mysteriously moving in the night.

August 11, 2017 - Filed under: Antiques on TV — Harriet

The most expensive antique ornament ever seen on the BBC TV show Antiques Roadshow was valued at around £1m by antique expert Geoffrey Munn. This was a Faberge ornament shaped like a stem of flowers.

The owner of this (more…)

July 27, 2017 - Filed under: Auctions — Mark

A rare banner stored in a charity shop for more than 10 years, has been sold at auction for a surprising amount.

On June 20, a rare (more…)

July 17, 2017 - Filed under: Auctions — Mark

A collection of books sent in to Thomson Roddick auctioneers caused a huge sensation, as one of the experts found a (more…)

July 10, 2017 - Filed under: Auctions — David

Two stone heads found a new owner as they sold for a surprising amount at a recent auction.

The heads are believed to (more…)

July 4, 2017 - Filed under: Antiques on TV — Richard

An ornament recently brought along to filming of BBC’s Antiques Roadshow is said to be worth £1 million, according to a report in the Express & Star.

The piece was presented at (more…)

June 27, 2017 - Filed under: Auctions — Harriet

An old miners’ lamp found in a box of old metal was recently sold at a Cotswold auction after being spotted by an expert.

Auctioneer Philip Allwood saw the (more…)

June 19, 2017 - Filed under: Antiques News — Mark

A rare Rolex diving watch, which had been swapped for an antique table, has soared in value due to a specific type of dial.

The Rolex Oyster Perpetual Submariner diver’s watch was (more…)

« Newer PostsOlder Posts »
Copyright © 2016 by Christian Davies Antiques Ltd RSS Feed | Sitemap | XML Sitemap | Authors
Copyright 2016 by Christian Davies Antiques Ltd
Website Template Design by Whalley Websites | SEO by Engage Web