Words and photos by Dave Barry
A ‘dealer day’ at the Spa for David Dickinson’s Real Deal show had more people than at any other recording this year.
Auctioneer Jeremy Wood said: “The Dickinson’s Real Deal team were very pleased with the dealer day.
“It was the best attendance they’ve seen during this year’s filming”, said Mr Wood, who valued items and told their owners how much their could make at auction.
The team returned to Scarborough two weeks later to make a similar recording at David Duggleby’s showroom in Vine Street.
“Some interesting and potentially very valuable items were going under the hammer, but we can’t give away any details”, Mr Wood insisted.
The recordings are scheduled for broadcast next year, although a date has not yet been set.
Members of the public are invited to either sell antiques and collectables directly to dealers or have them auctioned in the hope that they will achieve a better price.
Dealers make their own valuations and try to buy them by placing a cash offer on the table.
Dickinson may step in with advice and the valuer’s estimations are revealed to the owner, the television audience and the dealer. The dealer's offer may then be adjusted.
The seller then decides whether to accept or decline what the dealer has offered. If the deal is declined, items go to auction.
Dickinson's Real Deal is one of the most popular day-time shows on ITV, regularly
watched by over a million people.
Back for a 14th series, David Dickinson and the dealers are traveling around the country looking for bobby dazzlers brought in by the public.