Dickinson's Real Deal- ITV- Weekdays - 3.00 pm
2006 - the present
I am the anchor for this antiques based show where members of the public are invited to bring their antiques and collectables for an independent valuers estimate.
Some of these items are then passed to the dealers, who make their own valuation and try to purchase the pieces by placing a cash offer on the table.
I am on hand to give advice and discuss some pieces, eventually the valuers' estimations are revealed to the owner, the television audience and the dealer.
The seller then decides whether to accept or decline what the dealer has offered. If the deal is declined items I accompany the vendor to the local auction and in any event we try to secure for the seller the best price or 'real deal '.