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BBC 1 ANTIQUES ROAD TRIP posted 2014-05-09 08:57:09

 

                                               

As seen numerous times on BBC 1's Antiques Road Trip

 

 

 

The  BBC1  Antiques Road Trip  crew returned once again  to Perry Higgins Antiques premises in Penmaenmawr.

This episode however has a twist to the tale and will be broadcast later this year. We are sworn to secrecy regarding the content but we are however able to show a few photos

of the finalisation which took place in our American Cafe  "THE  LAZY  DOLLAR".

Phillip Serrell was once again the expert visitor who "battered" the prices in our shop and achieved some amazing bargains.

Now Phillip , an established star of many TV antique programmes cast his expert eye throughout our entire stock and several hours later  made his happy exit.          

 

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NEW DELIVERY SERVICE posted 2014-04-30 10:07:18

 

Welcome to our new delivery service.

Perry Higgins Antiques has been offering a delivery service to all customers who may have purchased furniture. The service is charged at a minimum cost.

Some deliveries are free, depending on the purchase order and location.

A quotation can be obtained from ourselves at any time.

 

 


 
 
Our New Ebay Shop posted 2014-04-10 16:57:03

 

After an absence of 6 years, we have decided to start a new shop on Ebay. You can find it here stores.ebay.co.uk/perryhigginsantiques why not pay us a visit?


 
 
I TAKE MY HAT OFF TO YOU BILL.....! posted 2014-04-08 09:14:39

032.JPG I take my hat off to you Bill.....
So,early this morning a very sombre gentleman came into our shop to sell 4 lovely black top hats. When I had purchased them I asked him how he had acquired these items.
He told me that he was a retired undertaker from Stoke and used these hats for his funerals.He had offered these hats to us because he had seen many hats on display in our "hat section".
I thought about these hats and reminded myself of the last funeral I attended some four years ago. There were no top hats,just a simple ceremony in Trinity Church Llandudno.
My friend Bill Housley had died and we were paying our last respects to a great guy ,brilliant artist, fantastic talker, and a very gentle man with a brilliant mind.
Now Bill was involved with all sorts of junk and antique items,and there will be many people who remember his lovely nautical seascapes which he painted to earn some sort of crust.
There is however a twist to this tale. Some 40 years previously I had seen Bill's original attempts at painting ship's pictures which I thought were brilliant. I encouraged him to paint some more and began selling them in my antique shop. Bill progressed and started painting these lovely ships on trunks and blanket boxes.
Now some of his pictures were deliberately placed in smoky pubs
(remember when you could smoke in a pub) in order to "age" them. And so these pictures, usually painted on old pine board
started to appear in auctions, and it took a discerning eye to tell if they were genuinely old 19th century or modern day Bill Housley fakes. Some made very serious money.
I take my hat off to you Bill.
God Bless You Bill....You made your little mark on life......
Your little ships pics sail on!
Regards , Mick King (alias Perry Higgins )


 
 
PINE BUYERS BEWARE! posted 2014-04-07 16:26:46

PINE BUYERS BEWARE.....!

PINE  BUYERS  BEWARE.....!

 

HERE  IS  A  SINCERE  GUIDE  FOR  PERSONS  BUYING  STRIPPED  PINE  FURNITURE

 

DOES THE ITEM OF STRIPPED PINE FURNITURE YOU ARE INTENDING TO BUY  TICK ANY OF THE FOLLOWING BOXES?

 

BOX  1  ..... THE ITEM HAS BEEN STRIPPED AND IMMERSED IN A TANK OF CAUSTIC SODA.

BOX  2  ..... THE  ITEM  HAS NOT BEEN TREATED FOR WOODWORM

BOX  3  ..... THE  ITEM HAS NOT BEEN HAND STRIPPED AND AIR DRIED

BOX  4  .....  THE ITEM  CONTAINS SPORES OF UNTREATED MOULD

BOX  5  .....  THE ITEM IS DAMP WITH DRAWS THAT ARE JAMMED

BOX  6  ......  THE ITEM HAS KNOBS WHICH ARE CRACKED WITH A "STARRED" APPEARANCE

IF  THE ITEM  OF  PINE  YOU  ARE INTENDING  TO BUY  TICKS  ANY  OF  THESE  BOXES...

..................................BEWARE.....!!!!!!!!

 

PERRY  HIGGINS'S  ITEMS  OF  PINE  DO  NOT  TICK  ANY  OF THOSE  BOXES.

 


 
 
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