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David Battie, BBC Antiques Roadshow
In this month’s combined December/January edition, we mix a festive flavour with a look forward to the coming year. As seven clock afficionados reveal the timepiece they would most like to receive this Christmas, we celebrate the timeless appeal of Victorian Christmas cards, then ask a line-up of experts from the antiques and art world for their predictions for the coming year.
January 2018 marks 200 years since the publication of Mary Shelley’s groundbreaking moral horror classic, Frankenstein, so book expert Max Hasler offers advice on how to start collecting the novel’s various editions. Prices for antique tapestries have never been lower, so now could be the perfect time to snap up some bargains with eye-catching appeal for interiors.
With demand for studio pottery buoyant, and a collection of sought-after pottery going under the hammer this month, Michael Jeffrey previews the sale.
Often overlooked, Belgian art is back in the limelight at the prestigious BRAFA art fair, and a 72-hour antique-hunting road trip in the capital, Brussels, is the perfect place to discover the country’s artistic heritage.
Elsewhere in this month’s magazine, we catch up with the new face of Antiques Road Trip, Roo Irvine, meet vintage watch collector Axel Jansson, who shares his passion for classic timepieces; celebrate a stunning Boer War collection Charles Hansonwith auctioneer Charles Hanson; and ask the Antiques Roadshow‘s Marc Allum about his plans for the coming year.
Then we have memorabilia expert Paul Fraser revealing some unusual sales from 2017, which might have passed you by; and Antiques Young Guns’ Edd Thomas looking ahead to what 2018 will have in store for collectors.
This, and the usual lively mix of news and what’s on around the top auction houses, must-visit fairs, and hot lots that you won’t want to miss.