Antiques Road Trip, Flog It! and Bargain Hunt star David Harper to bring one-man show to Arts Centre Washington

By Sam Johnson


The broadcaster, famous for his appearances on the likes of Antiques Road Trip, Flog It! and Bargain Hunt, will appear at the Arts Centre Washington in September.

Known for his colourful trousers, David is swapping TV screens for the stage with his one-man show.

Dubbed ‘Unexpected Tales’, David will treat audiences to all the funny behind the scenes gossip from some of the BBC’s most popular daytime and early evening shows, telling of his encounters with the famous faces he has appeared alongside for celebrity specials.

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167th Allentown Fair features extensive collection of antiques, thousands of exhibits

By: Josh Rultenberg


ALLENTOWN, Pa. – Folks are once again enjoying the festivities at the 167th Great Allentown Fair. It’s known for its food, but it also has a lot of other great things to offer.

The Great Allentown Fair has been around for 167 years and that means a lot of history, and for the first time, Fair President Beverly Gruber is showing some of it off. 

“We have close to 10,000 exhibits in this building,” Gruber said.

Among the exhibits includes an extensive collection of antiques. Hundreds of pieces at least 60 years old are submitted to be judged for $12 a pop.

E.J. Krall is in charge.

“There are not a lot of fairs that have antiques and it is quite a responsibility,” he said.

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Sneak Peek: 6 Major Jewels Headed to the Baltimore Summer Antiques Show

by AMY ELLIOTT


Earlier this summer, I pointed out three very good reasons for jewelry lovers to visit Baltimore, chief among them the upcoming Baltimore Art, Antique & Jewelry Show. Held at the Baltimore Convention Center, it opens Aug. 29 and runs through Sept. 1.

When I learned that M.S. Rau Antiques would be at the show, I was eager to learn what pieces the New Orleans–based dealer would be bringing and was treated to a sneak peek of the stash. It’s headlined without question by the jaw-dropping Oscar Heyman sapphire-and-diamond necklace pictured at top (see details at the bottom of this post—including its high-six-figure price).

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