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Antiques Roadshow's Fiona Bruce raves to Fatboy Slim at Isle of Wight Festival The Question Time host, 55, seemed determined to prove she could still party with the best of them as she hit the Isle of Wight Festival this weekend. And as our exclusive photos show, she even dusted off a few old moves and hit the stage during the encore of Come Home by indie rockers James.

Antiques Roadshow: 'Amazing!' Guest lost for words over huge valuation of emerald necklace It's amazing." Last week, one guest said she had to "sit down" after she learned the valuation of letters from Queen Victoria. Experts ronnie Archer-Morgan and Matthew Haley revealed they could be worth up to £5,000. Antiques Roadshow airs Sunday on BBC One at 8pm.

TV picks for June 17: 'Antiques Roadshow: Vintage St. Paul, 'Grand Hotel,' 'Roll Red Roll' Follow the StarTribune for the news, photos and videos from the Twin Cities and beyond.

Shelter: Stocking Nuns' Island townhouse with art, antiques, memories A: They remind me of the past. For many years, Tommy and I performed at various Club Med resorts in glamorous locations, and also to remember the loved ones I've lost. My son is married to a Mexican girl. Tommy's son also lives in Mexico, so we have Mexican grandchildren!

Brit TV: PlutoTV Now Streaming Classic Doctor Who, Midsomer Murders and Antiques Roadshow on Dedicated 24/7 Channels Or how about Midsomer Murders or Antiques Roadshow. This is now a thing that exists and it's completely free. And it's amazing. We reported a few months ago that PlutoTV has licensed Classic Doctor Who, Midsomer Murders and Antiques Roadshow. Well, now they're all live on the service.

A guide to 18th-century antique walnut furniture Though its era spanned only a few decades, The Age of Walnut was responsible for some of the best 18th-century furniture, writes antiques expert May Geolot. The age of walnut is one of the great defining eras in the history of English furniture.

Edinburgh antiques shop celebrates half century Unicorn Antiques in Edinburgh is celebrating its 50th year in business, so owners Nancy and Duncan tell us more abour their landmark shop.

Star Wars toys set for battle A large mixture of vintage Star Wars toys will go under the hammer at Hansons Auctioneers' June 20 toy sale in Derbyshire - and the top lots are already exceeding estimates. For example, a 1980 Palitoy Star Wars The Empire Strikes Back, Boba Fett, figure has reached more than £600 from a low estimate of £300.

Find hidden treasures in these Houston-area antiques shops Still family-owned and in the same location since the 1930s, the Heights antiques collective has more than 40 dealers offering jewelry, china, antiques, collectibles and more. 19th, 713-862-1009; Hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Sat., 11 a.m.-6 p.m.

Antiques expert offers free valuations in Helmsley at hospice fundraiser TV star and antiques expert, Caroline Hawley, is to be speaker and guest of honour at a summer luncheon in Helmsley in aid of St Leonard's Hospice next month. On Friday 12th July, from 12noon, guests will enjoy a delicious two course lunch at the beautiful Feversham Arms in Helmsley.

Tastemaker: Marc Weaver, antiques dealer In 1963 Genevieve Weaver opened Guinevere Antiques on the King's Road in Chelsea, west London. In the same year she gave birth to her son Marc. From the age of 20 Marc started working for the family business, stripping furniture in the workshop and learning about the antiques trade.

Antiques show coming to Expo Center The event will be held June 29 starting at 9, though early birds can pay extra to get in before the crowds.

New antiques centre to open at Fagins - including a posh cafe Fagins Antiques may have closed down - but the tradition of antiques being found at 'The Old Whiteways Cider Factory' will continue. Chris Strong, owner of Fagins Antiques and Reclamation Yard, located just off the B3181 in Hele, closed his business for good after nearly 30 years of trading in April.

Patriotic happenings have local roots: Yenke Peddler antiques I purchased this Teddy Roosevelt carving from an auction. It is signed by Matt Cranmer and dated 1996. I understand your husband knew this carver. Any information you could provide would be greatly appreciated. Is the bear an older piece? Hondo, TX. Hi Ryan,.

It's a buyers' market for antiques, thanks to millennials His own furniture largely dates to the 1830s, from both the United States and Europe, with some omissions reflecting the realities of his lifestyle as a grad student. "I'm not using porcelain and silver for every meal," he says. "I don't even have a dining room.

TV picks for June 16-20: 'City on a Hill,' 'Antiques Roadshow: Vintage St. Paul,' 'Trinkets' In "City on a Hill," a perfectly slimy Kevin Bacon plays a corrupt FBI veteran who takes a stab at redemption when an idealistic attorney recruits him to help investigate armored-car robberies in the early 1990s. Everything from the thick Boston accents to the racial tension feels genuine in a series aimed directly at fans of "The Wire." 8 p.m.

Shop More Than 200 Vendors at the Antiques / Vintage-Only Burlington Antique Show It's generally pretty crowded, so if you're a real hunter, aim for early-bird admission. 6 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday. $4 starting at 8 a.m. Boone County Fairgrounds, 5819 Idlewild Road, Burlington,

Doctor Who and Antiques Roadshow channels land on Pluto TV Following the signing of a distribution deal with the BBC earlier this year, Viacom's Pluto TV has announced the launch of two new popup channels. The first is dedicated to classic episodes of the cult sci-fi series Doctor Who, while the second channel is solely dedicated to Antiques Roadshow.

Auction Preview: Antiques, Modern and Contemporary Art at Pananti Casa D'Aste SRL, Florence, June 14 What: Antiques, Modern and Contemporary Art. Where: Pananti Casa D'Aste SRL, Via Maggio 28, Florence, 50125, Italy. When: June 14, 2:00 PM BST. Public Viewing: June 6 to June 13, 2019. Top Lots at the Sale:. - "Poems of longfellow," 2007 - Xu Bing ; Inchiostro su carta, "Birds of Passage" of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.

Palms Springs area antiques dealer offers tips for buying online at auction Now, I know what you're thinking: Better deals are to be had by looking in unexpected places. Estate auctions often include a little bit of everything, and auctions featuring, say, guns might just have a couple of western sculptures. Fair enough, but the auction market has become so efficient that truly good deals are hard to come by.

Unique Roman coin could make thousands I've been metal detecting for more than 30 years and I've found lots of different coins and other Roman artefacts." Fast forward to a family barbecue two years ago and Mr Thomas was set for the surprise of his life - his 2,000-year-old Carausius Denarius Roman coin was spotted by fellow metal detectorist Mark Becher.

Lorenzo Quinn sculptures in Oxfordshire sale Oxfordshire auction house Mallams' next House and Garden Sale will include two Lorenzo Quinn sculptures - Crossing a Millennium, estimated at £40,000 - £60,000 and El Toro, carrying an estimate of £8000-£12000. The contemporary Italian artist is well known for his monumental public art and his smaller, more intimate studies.

Sale of items from Landmark Trust founders A selection of historic lots from the estate of the late Sir John and Lady Smith, best known as the co-founders of the Landmark Trust, will go up for auction at Gloucestershire auction house Chorley's in July. Sir John is also a descendant of 19th-century travel pioneer Thomas Cook who founded the travel agency Thomas Cook and Son.

Top 10 tips for making money from vintage toys and memorabilia Demand for vintage toys and memorabilia is booming, so we asked vintage toy expert Andrew Smith from Gildings auctioneers for his top tips on making money.

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