What you'll do
Based on the time and day that we book, and a little about what you collect, I will plan a visit to a particularly special and "undiscovered" antique shop or auction. I will provide insight into the history and rarity of items that you find. Don't worry if you are part of a group! We will be looking at a variety of items that will include artwork, coins, jewelry, antique furniture, military items, lamps, clocks, sports memorabilia, old toys and vintage clothing. Whatever you are looking for, get ready to learn the secrets of a long time dealer and discover where the biggest collectors in the world find their treasures. We will hopefully find a hidden treasure or two for you to bring home and I'll answer any questions you have along the way about how YOU can be a better "picker" of antiques, vintage and rare items!
I have been in the antiques and collectibles world for 20 years. I have owned an antique shop, sold online, run auctions, managed estate sales and performed hundreds of in-home evaluations. I have appeared on CNBC's Treasure Detectives as well as many appraisal events and charity auctions. My specialties are antiques, jewelry, fine art and coins. My business name is Gallery225.
Choice of a light snack
Approx 20 mins each way
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Where you'll be
There are many options for locations to hunt for treasures. However, one can waste a lot of time at small shops, overpriced venues or locations that handle items that are not what a particular collector looks for. As a seasoned veteran "picker" of old and unique pieces, I will spend 1-2 hours teaching you how to do what I have learned to do over 20 years of buying. It's like a "picker" apprentice program! http://www.gallery225.com
Things to keep in mind
For a full refund, cancel at least 7 days before the experience is scheduled to start or within 24 hours of purchase.
Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside the Airbnb website or app.
Up to 7 guests ages 18 and up can attend. Guests should be ready to take home anything they purchase.
You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.
Ever wonder about a certain heirloom? Bring it for me to evaluate! Oh... Also make sure to wear comfortable shoes and get excited to experience the world of collecting.
Learn to Be a "Picker" of Rare Items
£31 / person
£31 / person