Category: Collectables

Posh Pawn Returns

Posh Pawn, the entertaining prime-time Channel 4 television documentary,  returns to our screens  in May 2014.Filmed at  Prestige Pawnbrokers, in Weybridge, Surrey, said to be the UK’s equivalent of Beverly Hills in Hollywood, up-market pawnbroker James Contantinou  lends cash against everything from classic cars and  helicopters to more down to  earth quality jewellery and handbags. Ian Towning of Bourbon Hanby Arcade […]

On With The Show

Every day Chelsea antiques expert Ian Towning  is currently  appearing on a  television channel somewhere in the world.  He is seen taking part  in repeats of ITV’s tremendously successful programme  Dickinson’s Real Deal  filmed over the past seven years.  Ian has travelled throughout Britain with the show meeting people who bring along antiques and collectors items for sale.  Ian is always keen to buy.   Dickinson’s Real […]

Wobbles and Sparkles

When world stock markets wobble people turn to tangible things in which to invest their money. Fine pieces of jewellery especially pieces including gold are always most desirable and guaranteed to raise the spirits .  Rings and necklaces are particularly  popular.  Diamonds are not only  a girl’s best friend.  What about the fellas?  Everyone can add a sparkle to their […]

A New Year, A New Calendar adorning your Wall!

As the old saying goes, start your New Year with your right foot! And what could be better than starting 2014 with one of the wittiest, most insightful and entertaining celebrities on television today helping to plan your year ahead! And it goes without saying that the calendar would also make a great gift suitable […]

Festive Celebration at Bourbon Hanby Arcade

On festive celebration, every afternoon between 1st – 24th December  corks will be flying at Bourbon Hanby Arcade in Chelsea as Ian Towning and Les Barrett crack open a bottle  for old and new clients who come and select  Christmas presents for their family, friends – and themselves!

Seven Years of Great Fun at Dickinson’s Real Deal

With a  new series of Dickinson’s Real Deal starting this autumn,  David Dickinson and Ian Towning will no doubt be exchanging  more  entertaining  banter on the value of an item or two brought onto the show.  Sometimes Ian’s initial offer does not satisfy the seller.   “You want more?” is often his response.  In fact it  is now  […]

Posh Pawn TV Series Coming

Following the success of television documentaries Posh Pawn on  Channel 4  during 2013, a second series of the programme is planned for 2014.   Pictured here is James Constantinou  of  Prestige Pawnbrokers , Queens Road, Weybridge, Surrrey, who has again asked Chelsea antiques expert Ian Towning to appear with in the shows.  The schedule of dates for screening the new series have […]

Winter Fine Art & Antiques Fair is back at Olympia

If you are in London between the 5th and 10th November there is more to do than celebrate Guy Fawkes’ night.   During these dates the Winter Fine Art & Antiques Fair is back at Olympia. This annual highlight of the capital’s has been held for over two decades at this world famous London exhibition venue.  Likewise for 25 […]

Ian Back In Brum On 12th October

Chelsea antiques expert Ian Towning will be back in Birmingham to take part in the filming of another edition of  Dickinson’s Real Deal at The Centennial Centre, 100 Icknield Port Road, Edgbaston. B16 0AA on Saturday 12th October 2013.   You are welcome to come along.  Anyone bringing something on the day can get a guaranteed valuation from one of the Real […]

Come To Town This Autumn

There will be no Autumn Chelsea Antiques Fair this year.  But  London’s oldest established antiques fair will be back in the Spring next year as usual on 19-23 March 2014  at Chelsea Old Town Hall in King’s Road. For regular visitors to the usual September show do not let this stop you making an annual autumn […]