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James Lewis Visit

On Friday 20th July 2012 James Lewis and the Antiques Road Trip team came to film at Lawson & Lee. The show will be broadcast on BBC 2 at 5.15pm early in 2013. You will probably think that I did not make a profit on the purchases that James Lewis made but luckily I did….. I won’t divulge how much though! He got a great deal and I am sure that he will make large profits for ‘Children in Need’.

Lawson & Lee is mainly about vintage but James was only interested in Antique items even though I showed him some lovely mid-century pieces. He settled on 2 Victorian brooches, one made of plaited human hair and the other made from pinchbeck in an Etruscan revival style. He also chose 2 marquetry pieces, one a Tunbridge ware musical box and the other a set of Sorrento ware napkin rings. James explained that he was very traditional in taste and just could not bring himself to buy anything more modern. He is a patron of Born Free and purchased a book for his own collection called ‘Elsa the Lioness’ by Joy Adamson published in 1961.

It was an enjoyable morning but quite demanding due to the amount of times we had to repeat ourselves for the camera. There was only one camera for all shots. It was difficult to remember who said what and how we held or gestured at the items. I didn’t forget the amounts that he offered however because they were always low! James did not look at the price tag of any items that he wanted; he just estimated their value at auction and then made his offer. The programme is not fake as some might suggest. The negotiations are genuine. However, the vintage car does arrive on a trailer! Otherwise the vehicle would break down too often. They have is a mechanic on the team at all times!

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