Category: Stationary

Filming Posh Pawn

Chelsea fine jewellery expert Ian Towning is filming another contribution to Channel 4’s popular Posh Pawn. This popular television programme is now being filmed for the next series to be seen later in the year. As before when a really special high-end piece of jewellery is brought into one of Prestige Pawnbrokers shops in Hatton […]

Sensible Savings

Everyone is being urged to save for the future.  With the  UK stock market’s recent performance  leaving the British benchmark FT100  index suffering its worst start to a new year since 2008, no wonder people are looking at  alternative investments. Jewellery is very much a favourite safe haven at such times. Well respected Chelsea jeweller Ian Towning  reports greater […]

Welsh Borders Charity Antiques Event

The Hope House Children’s Hospices in the Welsh Borders  are holding a  “Value and View” fund raising event at Trevor Hall near Llangollen on Tuesday 2nd September 2014. Ian Towning, Chelsea jewellery and antiques expert on ITV’s popular show Dickinson’s Real Deal, will be conducting two valuation sessions at this Welsh stately home. This is a ticket-only occasion in aid […]

Posh Pawn Is Back!

Following on from last year’s successful one-off Channel 4 documentary,  Posh Pawn, a complete series  about high-end  pawnbroking  comes back on our television screens  for 2014.   In the first episode at 8pm  on Thursday 17 April  asset experts including Chelsea antiques and fine art specialist Ian Towning  go behind the scenes when two diamond necklaces are brought in to  Surrey-based  Prestige pawnbrokers. […]

Good Egg

Easter eggs are not all edible! There is a long tradition of giving eggs as presents at Easter made of precious metals.   These novelty eggs have become extremely collectable .  A good egg  example is a 13cm tall  silver mushroom with an Easter egg inside made by silversmith Christopher Nigel Lawrence,  hall-marked  London, 1981.  At the time of writing this is […]

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 […]

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 […]