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Travis Elborough charts the rise and fall of the antique, examining how, ultimately, the present always dictates which bits of yesteryear we deem worthy of collecting.

Travis Elborough charts the rise and fall of the antique, examining how, ultimately, the present always dictates which bits of yesteryear we deem worthy of collecting.
In episode three, his chronological survey of the antiques trade reaches the post-war era of the swinging sixties when antiques became fashionable with pop stars, and nostalgia for Victoriana co-existed with the modernising trends epitomised by the 1951 Festival of Britain.
Producer: Sheila Cook.

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10 top tips for getting yourself an antique bargain

10 top tips for getting yourself an antique bargain

From bid limits to checking the dimensions, here are some very important tips.