People will always be interested in The Antiques Roadshow. Long lines of hopeful people clutching their treasured antique waiting to get that their antique is one of the rarest in the world. That antique had pride of place in their cabinet or mantel piece for a long time and been handed down from a great aunt or perhaps a long forgotten legacy. Frequent visits to stores through the years had allowed them compare their antique with similar antiques and estimate a price however inaccurately. It is really a brave step to reveal their treasure ahead of the TV audience to have its merits and defects discussed and to get that it wasn’t an original but a classic reproduction.
Some viewers of The Antiques Roadshow play games guessing the worth of every featured antique. Others who’re avid collectors or who have stores have a far more discerning professional interest. And then you will find those who suddenly view a featured antiques and it lights the flame of collecting in an instance.
Many years back The Antique Roadshow featured some of those rare French antiques, a lovely platinum lorgnette with a stone and sapphire encrusted handle. It began a life quest for one viewer to locate a similar antique lorgnette with the elegant handle and those sparkling diamonds and misty sapphires from the jungles of Burma. She determined that she would find an antique lorgnette just like it and she searched every store she found all over the world but particularly those devoted to French asian antique. She searched her favorite online retailers regularly. Her search was in vain but as you go along she found other lorgnettes, not quite as beautiful, which she purchased. In a couple of years she’d acquired over thirty antique lorgnettes. Her life changed and she has become a celebrity which gives her ample opportunities to wear her lorgnettes on many high profile occasions.
She says,’They have the wow factor ‘. She can always turn heads when she flicks open an antique lorgnette in her favorite restaurant. She enjoys her collection and even after each one of these years she still searches the stores for French antiques and that elusive antique lorgnette she saw on The Antiques Roadshow. She was touched with the angel dust of collecting and it energized her life and made her work harder to afford those beautiful lorgnettes. She knows antique dealers all over the world and is familiar with every store in all the major cities. Her lorgnettes are her passion and life is her passion. She shall remain nameless because her name is so unusual that when I used her first name, then her private passion would no more be hers to treasure. She still watches The Antique Roadshow with excitement in case that special antique lorgnette reappears and while she watches she always wears a lorgnette which she twirls in her fingers dreaming her dream of discovering that special one.Read More Business