Cashing in on family treasures in Llangollen


Staff reporter (Leader Live)

ANTIQUES lovers scoured their attics and garages for hidden treasures to sell on a TV show.

More than 150 people turned out for Dickinson’s Real Deal as the popular show was filmed in Llangollen.

And items sold ran into thousands of pounds, with some lucky punters netting a significant windfall for their items.

Among the gems snapped up by dealers on the day were an inkwell, sold to Tim Hogarth for £600, and a gold cigarette box, also bought by Mr Hogarth, which went for £1,200.

Dealer Stewart Hofgartner paid out £550 for a Rolex watch and Fay Rutter parted company with £860 for a set of gold bangles.

And a silver tea set was sold to Jo Brayshaw for £1,200.

Other items taken along for the dealers to cast their eye over were Nancy Arthur’s silver charm bracelet and cast iron animals owned by Simon Wait of Halkyn.

Simon Claybrook, of Llangollen, sold a snuff box for £240.

As part of the show’s 11th series, Mr Dickinson and the dealers are travelling around the UK looking for valuable items brought in by members of the public.

The last time the show was in the area, a gold bracelet was sold to one dealer for £290, a chess set reached £2,800 at auction, and someone walked away with £900 for a clock.

The Llangollen episode is expected to be aired in early summer next year.

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