In this episode of Trade Secrets, the Flog It! team journeys through the British Empire to explore what to look out for when buying, selling or collecting foreign antiques.
Regular experts Charlie Ross and Adam Partridge visit Lord's to investigate cricket's imperial past. We catch up with one Flog It! visitor whose unidentified tribal artefacts turned out to have global appeal; and presenter Paul Martin remembers British naval glory at HMS Victory.
Trade secrets top tips
One golden rule for collecting antiques is not to part with your cash unless you know what you are buying. Get as much authentication as you can from the seller. If you’re worried about whether it’s genuine, take a photo of it and check online for comparisons. Don’t rush into a purchase if you’re overseas as it’s hard to return it once you’re home!
|Series Producer||Chloe Rawlings|