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The Great Antiques Challenge

Updated: Feb 6

We are delighted to share with you the journey of Dawn as one of the dealers in the television programme; 'The Great Antiques Challenge'. The whole series was filmed over six weeks in September and October of 2022. Starting on 7th Feburary at 10 pm on the Quest channel (freeview channel 12). The series lasts for 8 weeks and is aired every Wednesday.

Each episode, two dealers go head to head to source a unique item to a specific brief. Dawn was given five briefs and four days were set aside with the camera team to hunt for all the pieces. All of the dealer spent their own money which added a compelling competiton element that comes with genuine jeopardy.

Dawn drew on her antique, salvage and vintage network of dealers that she has built up over the last 10 years while running Retrovation. She visited emporiums, independent shops and on the ground fairs to tap into the many dealers who exhibit there. Always shopping and sourcing from independents! It was hard work but she enjoyed every miniute. Sourcing is something she does on a daily basis, whether for a client or for pieces she loves to photograph for the Retrovation online shop.

Dawn has written a blog about each brief and how she found each piece. Take a look at the blog section on the website to find out more at the link below.

Thank you for your love and support, and hope you enjoy watching the show!

Love Dawn & Steve x

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