Hundreds of people with antiques in hand went along to the filming of an episode of David Dickinson’s Real Deal in Ilkeston to see if their possessions were worthy of the title ‘bobby dazzler.’
Gladys Brown from Kimberley took along her husband’s 1961 Subbuteo set to Rutland Sports Park last weekend.
In top condition with all of the parts still in sealed packets, the game generated a lot of interest.
Gladys said: “I asked my husband what I could take and he suggested that.
“He had it for Christmas in 1961 and he’d never played with it so it was in perfect condition for a collector.
“After I had it valued I sat down with one of the dealers Tony Geering and had a chat about it.
“They’d said it was worth between £40 and £60 to me and I got him up to £60. David came in and said he thought it was a good offer but then Tony gave me the extra £1 so it was £61 like the year it was made in.
“I had a really lovely time and I can’t wait to see it on TV.”
Gladys will now wait until the show airs to find out if Tony made a profit on her item.
Another Ilkeston seller who had a successful day was Jacqui Porter.
She took along an eagle with a clock, matching candle sticks and a Denby rabbit.
She made a deal with expert Karen Dalmeny for £300 for the eagle with a clock and the other items she is taking to auction.
Viewers will see whether both women got the real deal when the show hits TV screens some time next year.
The popular daytime ITV show spent the day at the sports park valuing and buying up antiques and collectors’ items.