Antiques experts compete against one another at various auctions across the country to try and earn the most money by the end of the week.
Type: Game Show
Runtime: 45 minutes
Antiques Road Trip - David Barby - Netflix
David John Barby FRICS (23 April 1943 – 25 July 2012) was an English antiques expert, known for his appearances on Bargain Hunt, Flog It! and similar BBC antiques television programmes.
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Born in Rugby, Warwickshire, he was interested in antiques from age 12, which led to his joining the profession on leaving school. He qualified aged 21 as a member of the Incorporated Society of Valuers and Auctioneers, which merged with the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors in 2000. Barby started working for a local firm in Rugby, before leaving to work in London in 1974. He was head hunted by Royal Leamington Spa-based auction house Locke and England, and he joined them in 1978 as a manager and valuer. He later became a partner, retiring from the business in 2003. Barby was an expert on Victorian porcelain to Antique Pedestal Desks. Barby started his own independent valuation business, Hillmorton-based David J Barby and Associates, in the 1990s, where he still worked at the time of his death. As an auctioneer his affable manner made him very popular and particularly with those bidding. His great success in October 2000 was the sale of a £1 million collection. The Royal Leamington Society marked its Jubilee Year in 2006 with an “Evening with David Barby on Images of the 50s”, at the Town Hall in Leamington Spa, Warwickshire. Similar evenings with David Barby were held at Snitterfield Village Hall, Stratford-upon-Avon and other locations. Barby was well known for the charity work that he carried out, as a fund raiser for the Royal Leamington Spa Rehabilitation Hospital and Leamington Art Gallery. He was also president of the Friends of Leamington Spa Art Gallery & Museum. David Barby gave series of lectures on antiques and were reported as a riot of laughter and few knew how very enjoyable and funny the antiques business could be. He gave lectures to groups such as NADFAS, Womens Institutes, and historical and arts societies, as well as on cruise ships. Barby was the subject of the July 2007 newsletter article, “My Life in Antiques”, based on a speech he gave to the UK Belleek Collectors' Group Spring Meeting in 2007. Anybody could speak to David as he gave much time in sharing stories, memories, nostalgia, and passion for old things with members of the public. Charles Hanson, a friend of Barby said, “more important he is a man of the people”.
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