Little and Large

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Flog It: Trade Secrets, Series 2 Episode 12 of 15

Duration: 1 hour

Size matters on Trade Secrets, which looks at some of the smallest Flog It! finds, and some of the largest.

The experts offer tips on which tiny treasures or big beauties offer wise investments, and presenter Paul Martin visits the Science Museum's oversized collection in Wiltshire. And Christina Trevanion learns the history of gem-working in London's Hatton Garden.

  • Trade secrets tip of the day

    None of our experts are to be seen in public without their loupe.  It’s a tiny magnifier, which can be held up to the eye and used to investigate minute details more easily.  It’s well worth investing in one of these if you’re at all interested in tiny treasures.

     

    It sounds obvious, but you should always measure up at home first if you’re looking for furniture or other sizeable pieces.  When you’re buying, whether at auction or antique shop, keep a note of your measurements and take a tape measure with you: you’ll need to make sure you’ve got a few centimetres clear - in height and width - so you can get the piece in place at home without damaging it.

Credits

Presenter
Paul Martin
Director
Lisa Lipman
Series Producer
Chloe Rawlings
Expert
James Lewis
Expert
Anita Manning
Expert
Charles Ross
Expert
Philip Serrell
Expert
Mark Stacey
Expert
Christina Trevanion
Expert
Adam Partridge
Expert
Will Axon
Expert
Michael Baggott
Expert
Caroline Hawley
Expert
Elizabeth Talbot

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