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UK Antiques Roadshow 26th March 2017
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For anyone in the UK, make sure that you watch this weekend's episode, and in particular "the flimsy booklet".

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b08k45z9

Fiona Bruce and the Antiques Roadshow team head to Burton Constable Hall near Hull, a property filled with family legends and treasures, including a remarkable cabinet of curiosities. Objects brought in by visitors are just as diverse, including a ship's anchor found in a garden pond and a medal given for heroism to a local sailor who helped break Captain Scott's ship out of Antarctic ice in 1901. There is also a rare example of early flat-pack furniture dating back to the 17th century. And for anyone interested in the wisdom of investing in antiques and collectibles, there is a revelation about how a decision to purchase a flimsy booklet proved a much better investment 30 years ago than buying a second-hand car.

Posted on: 3/23 4:27:17


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On what planet was buying a second-hand car ever a decent investment?

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Re: UK Antiques Roadshow 26th March 2017
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Khamûl wrote:
On what planet was buying a second-hand car ever a decent investment?

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Depends on the car. Classic (or rare) sportscars have skyrocketed in recent years. A few years back, you could get a McLaren F1 for a million quid, now you would get 15-20 million for the same car.

Even low-end supercars like the Gallardo are rising at the moment. 5 years ago, you could pick up an early one for £50,000, and you would be lookinh at closer to £75,000 now. You lose a GIANT amount of money buying one new, though...

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Re: UK Antiques Roadshow 26th March 2017
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You can watch this on the iPlayer if you are in the UK, starts at approx 55 mins

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/ ... -39-15-burton-constable-1

Songs for the Philologists valued at about £12,000, looks to be a very looked after edition of a very scarce item.

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Posted on: 3/26 15:26:31


Re: UK Antiques Roadshow 26th March 2017
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Looks like quite a heavy weight of paper, which is very useful to know for my facsimile.

Also good to see the level of roughness on the paper edges. Will need to do a similar rough job.

So annoying that I will have to use much whiter paper, but can't have everything, I guess.

Posted on: 3/26 16:25:52



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