Category: Fob Seals

Best Bus

With so many antiques collectors and dealers in London during the summer here is a note  on how to enjoy some sightseeing and a  visit to Bourbon Hanby Arcade where you will find  the showrooms of well-known antiques and jewellery expert Ian Towning and other specialist dealers.  From the centre of the city an easy way is to take […]

Take Some Professional Advice

We all have our dreams. Sometimes there is an opportunity to achieve them. Many people see a piece of jewellery they much admire, but it is outside their price range. They always remember it. Then one day it becomes possible to seriously consider such a purchase. That is the time to take some professional advice – but […]

Welcome Visitors

As Spring brings better weather so it traditionally brings overseas visitors to Britain especially London. This year has been no exception. In fact, as well-known and respected Chelsea  jewellery authority and antiques expert Ian Towning advises, there are more visitors from abroad than ever this year. He has been amazed and delighted to welcome people who have made the journey […]


August is traditionally the holiday month.  Commercial life in London  can be quieter than usual, but the gap is filled by  visitors.   In King’s Road, Chelsea it is business as usual.  Never more so than here. at Bourbon Hanby  Arcade opposite Chelsea Old Town Hall.  Regular customers may be on holiday but new faces take their place.  Looking […]

London Fairs and Much More

June is the traditional month for the premier showcase of UK art and antiques in London.   The old established International Art and Antiques Fair at Hammersmith Road. Olympia, west London (19-25 June 2015) coincides with Masterpiece in the grounds of  The Royal Hospital, entrance on the Chelsea Embankment, (25 June – 1 July)  Art, Antiques London is the early […]

Another Season, Another Series

As viewers of the recent series of Channel 4’s prime time television programmes, Posh Pawn, have discovered,  it is amazing the things that people bring into Prestige Pawnbrokers at Weybridge, Surrey and Hatton Garden, London.   Featured pawnbroker,  James Constantinou, has  seen everything from Old Master paintings to a mini-submarine! What brings a real sparkle to the shows has been the sight […]