The 6 hottest antique experts



2015-07-06 15:51:59

Antiques have never been sexier - and here are 6 reasons why

**6. Tim Wonnacott


Don't you be calling me about your PPI, or ringing my doorbell when Bargain Hunt is on. Because between 11 and 12 each day is what I like to call "Wonnacott Time".

There's something about a man in a bow tie that I find irresistible.

5. Fiona Bruce


Fiona has been keeping men awake on Sunday afternoons since 2008.

She is among the most beautiful women on the planet, and definitely the best-looking Antiques Roadshow presenter.

Fiona reminds me of the figures you get on the front of a Rolls-Royce, or a statue from Ancient Greece.

She recently discovered a charity shop Van Dyck.

4. James Bly


Hello, fire brigade? We need you at the local antiques store, there's a dealer here who's absolutely smoking!

That man is fine art and antiques expert James Bly, son of the Antiques Roadshow's John: not a bad looker himself.

James is keeping the family tradition going in more ways than one. You'll find his gallery in Chelsea, just follow the sirens!

3. Reyne Haines


If you watch the US collecting shows, you'll be familiar with Reyne, who rose to fame as an expert on the American version of the Antiques Roadshow.

A specialist in 20th century decorative arts, there is hardly an antiques publication in the country she hasn't contributed to.

2. David Dickinson


The original don of the antique airwaves, Dickinson, the man, the myth, the legend, is the stuff that dreams are made of for most women. His catchphrase, "cheap as chips", still echoes across the antiques fairs of England.

1. Charles Hanson


Charles Hanson? More like Charles Handsome! The bad boy of the antiques industry has eyes like sapphires, teeth like ivory and skin like a well-polished piano.

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2015-08-20 08:34:27

But he's put a smile on David's face!


Jo McDonald

2015-07-06 15:51:59

That poor teddy bear!

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