A quick look with Mark Littler at a very rare 18th-century chocolate pot – made for making hot chocolate in the 1750’s.
Mark Littler gives a quick introduction about how to look up your crests on items of silver with tips about books.
In this video Mark Littler gives several quick tips about what to look out for when you are selling your silver flatware, especially relating to items that can make it more valuable or desirable.
A quick look with Mark Littler at a bottle of 1976 Macallan whisky. Mark explains why this bottle is worth a fraction compared to other identical bottles.
In this video Mark Littler takes a quick look at a rare 17th century silver beaker dating back to Charles II. Made by John Dowthwaite in Newcastle circa 1670.
Mark Littler, an antiques and collectables consultant, based near Sandbach in Cheshire, gives regular talks to local groups and always asks people to bring along interesting items. Earlier this year, he gave another one of these talks at Tattenhall in Cheshire. It was the local PROBUS group and to start with it seemed that the […]
Autograph albums, pocket watches and vases are the more usual fare for a valuer who gives a talk to a local group and asks people to bring along interesting items. A superb late 16th century gun is a very different matter. Antiques and collectables consultant Mark Littler, based near Sandbach in Cheshire, had the pleasant […]
Antiques expert Mark Littler came across a rare gun during a recent talk and valuation day at a PROBUS club in Tattenshall, Cheshire, and it now looks set to sell for thousands in an arms and armour sale later this month. Mark explains, “One of the gentlemen presented me with a gun and I immediately thought ‘this is […]
A quick look at an illegal item of silver including what makes it illegal to sell and what to look out for.
A quick video showing the highlights of a collection of portrait miniatures consigned from a client in Cambridgeshire.
This late medieval marriage ring, unearthed by a metal detectorist last year in North Yorkshire, has been sold to London dealers Wartski for a five-figure sum after a private deal was negotiated by independent valuer Mark Littler. Lee Rossiter, a member of the Yorkshire Searchers Metal Detecting Club, found the ring in a field near […]
An amateur treasure hunter who discovered a precious Tudor ring has sold the ‘extraordinarily rare’ piece of jewellery for a five figure sum. Lee Rossiter found the Green Hammerton Ring in North Yorkshire, using a cheap metal detector he had bought on eBay. The 15th century ring is 80 per cent gold, and contains a […]
A 15th Century gold “love ring” found by an amateur metal detectorist in a field near Harrogate has sold for an undisclosed five-figure sum. The rare Tudor ring, which has a ruby and an emerald in a flower-shaped form, was found by Lee Rossiter in Green Hammerton on 19 April last year. Mr Rossiter only […]