Category: Porcelain & Pottery

New 2014 Opening Times

Bourbon Hanby Arcade is open every day except  Sundays throughout 2014. A warm welcome awaits buyers and sellers  Monday to Saturday from 10am to 6pm. The Arcade is easy to find at 151 Sydney Street in the heart of Chelsea, London, opposite the Old Town Hall in King’s Road.   Postcode  SW3 6NT    Telephone 0207 352 2106. New stock arrives […]

Start The Year

The Decorium, Wood Green, north London is the venue for filming the first valuation day of the 2014 series of  Dickinson’s Real Deal.  Regular appraiser Ian Towning will be there from his emporium at Bourbon Hanby Arcade opposite Chelsea Old Town in King’s Road, to see what  Londoners have brought along for valuation – and hopefully offering […]

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 […]

A Piece Of Cake

It’s been a baking summer in more ways than one!  Recent television programmes have created an increasing  enthusiasm for home baking.  With it has come a growing interest in  old decorative  teapots, cake stands, cake knives and forks  and not least, complete tea sets.  These neglected collectables are bringing newcomers to the world of antiques having fun […]

Everything Under The Sun

The long hot summer has brought out the very best around King’s Road, Chelsea.  In one of London’s most exciting streets shoppers can always find everything under the sun – only during the heatwave literally so. Just round the corner from King’s Road,  in Sydney Street, opposite the Old Town Hall,  the sun streamed through […]