7 hours later, endless cups of coffee and 1 parking ticket and John sold the brooch to one of the dealers, It's surprising what goes on behind the scenes. Those nosey people who stand behind the screens looking at the deals being done and looking fascinated are not members of the public but actors! my dad was allowed to stand with them and poke his head around the screen though
John was also told to say afterwards how much he had enjoyed the day and learned from the dealer ...... in all honesty it was a pain in the bum and the only thing he learned was that my brooch was from around 1830. Would we advise anyone to go ........ no! You have to wait around most of the day and then it takes lots of different takes to get it right and that's if they choose your item from the hundreds which is then promptly taken off you until you see it again on the podium so you can't say sod it and go home.
Will it be worth it to see John & pop on the telly in a few months ..... Yes
the dealer thought they were mates and found it odd that John was the son in law, my dad found it hilarious.
As for sending your stuff to auction, you have to wait around 6 more weeks