Bargain Hunt is a British institution, entertaining audiences for over 20 years, and encouraging us to look for diamonds in the rough at antique fairs and shops across the country. A Bargain Hunt is more than just a quest for cash, though – from traveller’s trunks and tea caddies to walking canes, coins and quirky costumes, each of the items chosen has their own story to tell, forming a small part of our collective social history.
The Bargain Hunt Spotter’s Guide to Antiques is packed with essential information from the Bargain Hunt experts on identifying quality across a range of antiques. From makers’ marks and tell-tale historical styles to details in foils and finials, this will be your one-stop guide to making good choices on your own bargain hunt – while also delving into the fascinating stories behind many of our favourite antiques.
With a foreword from Natasha Raskin Sharp, as well as tips, advice, and stories throughout from each of the show’s experts (including ‘league tables’ of best and worst finds), this is the essential companion to all your future Bargain Hunts!