Last month I was given £200! Of course, there's no such thing as free money, just as much as there's no such thing as a free lunch. I had been asked by BBC Homes & Antiques magazine to spend this princely sum on collectables of the future at the UK's biggest and best antiques and collectables market at Newark, in Nottinghamshire.
What a treat!
Braving queues, crowds and some seasonal sun and heat, the antiques editor, Jan Waldron, a photographer and I scoured the entire showground of some 2,500 dealers to hunt out what I thought would be treasures of the future. It's a hard life...!
Want to know what we found and why I picked it? Then pop into your local newsagent from 6th of August to pick up the latest edition of the magazine, which also includes a special Antiques Roadshow supplement featuring many of my colleagues and friends on the Roadshow. I can guarantee that you'll be in for an informative read as well as some surprises!
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