There was more than the usual action at our September Fine Art, Antiques and Jewellery Sale on Sunday 22 September when well-known antiques experts, Steven Moore and Angus Ashworth, dropped by to film part of the next series of BBC1’s Antiques Road Trip.

Most people will be familiar with the format of the show which sees two antiques experts travelling across the UK in classic vintage cars, visiting antique shops and fairs in search of interesting objects that are sold at auctions en route. They start with a budget of £200 and the winner is the one who makes the greatest profit at the end of the journey.

The five-part trip began in the Scottish borders and ends in Dundee but the fourth leg of the journey dipped down towards Sheffield and Matlock, and this was the hunting ground for the ten items sold at our sale.

The lots themselves were extremely varied and included an antique dog bowl, a model of a North American canoe and a large printed map of Boer War landscapes. We obviously can’t say what they made at the sale, as it will spoil the surprise, but there were some exciting results.

Angus Ashworth (pictured right), who first appeared on the show in 2018 and is the owner and auctioneer at Ryedale Auctioneers based in Kirbymoorside, said: “It is fantastic to be on home turf in Yorkshire.  Not only are the auctions better but so is the air! It has been an excellent day with some fabulous items."

Speaking about the competition, he added: “We have both had some profits and some losses so it will be down to the final auction in Dundee. It just needs one lot to race away to turn the whole result, so it's still very open".

The episode will be broadcast on BBC1 early next year as part of the show’s twentieth series.

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