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Trading History

  • Season 1
  • 6 episodes
  • Documentary

Summary

Documentary series that explores the intriguing stories behind historical artefacts that are bought and sold at auction.

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Episode 3: Trading History

Summary

Artefacts for sale at auction are examined to reveal their historical significance, including items linked to German warships, vampire mythology, and Queen Victoria's coronation.
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Review

Rating: 3 out of 5.

It’s always fun learning the history of the items brought in to Antiques Roadshow, whether it’s a hearing aid belonging to Queen Victoria or a brooch belonging to Aunt Hilda. So this series, revealing the historical significance of artefacts sold at auction, has a similar fascination.

In this edition there’s a clock that was looted from a Nazi battleship and a Cork house so stuffed with antiques it’s like a time capsule of Irish history and British colonial pomp. And for fans of the undead, there’s a tatty little book entitled The Vampyre written by English physician John Polidori 78 years before Bram Stoker’s Dracula.

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  • Episode 3

    Trading History

    Summary

    Artefacts for sale at auction are examined to reveal their historical significance, including items linked to German warships, vampire mythology, and Queen Victoria's coronation.
    Recommended

    Review

    Rating: 3 out of 5.

    It’s always fun learning the history of the items brought in to Antiques Roadshow, whether it’s a hearing aid belonging to Queen Victoria or a brooch belonging to Aunt Hilda. So this series, revealing the historical significance of artefacts sold at auction, has a similar fascination.

    In this edition there’s a clock that was looted from a Nazi battleship and a Cork house so stuffed with antiques it’s like a time capsule of Irish history and British colonial pomp. And for fans of the undead, there’s a tatty little book entitled The Vampyre written by English physician John Polidori 78 years before Bram Stoker’s Dracula.

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