Dear Diva Readers,
top: 5px; float: left; color: white; background: #781300; border: 1px solid darkkhaki; font-size: 60px; line-height: 50px; padding-top: 1px; padding-right: 5px; font-family: times;”>The world of antiques can sometimes seem very vast. It can be difficult to find sources that keep one up-to-date on everything that’s happening in the current antique realm. That’s why I’m so excited for a new publication that’s just been launched! The BBC Antiques Roadshow Magazine is sure to be an important source for information in the antiques industry.
From its early beginnings in the late 1970’s as a “try out” transmission from a room above Hereford Town Hall, the Roadshow has grown to become a British broadcasting phenomenon with some six million viewers regularly tuning in. Now in its 36th year, each episode is packed with fascinating objects and the surprising stories that lie behind them, as well as the burning question of “What’s it worth?”
Sue Herdman, Editor, BBC Antiques Roadshow Magazine, says “We’ve taken our inspiration from the TV programme format and, working closely with Roadshow specialists, have filled our pages with lively features that are bursting with information and top tips. The first issue carries Antiques Roadshow’s Lisa Lloyd’s definitive guid to success at auction, and a remarkable feature on the sleek 1930’s time capsule that is The Homewood. This hidden house and its collection of outstanding and highly collectable pieces is one of Britain’s best-kept secrets.”
She continues, “For those with a love of all things vintage, we also tour the quirky Museum of Brands—a place that packs both an emotional and historical punch. And we’ll have our monthly special behind-the-scenes section, devoted to the show, where we reveal more stories and valuations than will have been seen on screen. Our favorite for this, our launch issue, is the tale of a small boy, an unlikely kidnapping and an African mask.”
Nick Brett, Director of UK Publishing, BBC Worldwide adds, “The BBC’s Antiques Roadshow is one of Britain’s best-loved programmes. The magazine aims to extend the audience’s enjoyment of the BBC One show, revealing what happens next and taking fans deeper into the world of antiques collecting.”
As a huge fan of the TV show Antiques Roadshow, I know I’ll be reading this new magazine about all things old!
The Antiques Diva ®