TV antiques expert David Dickinson gave collectors in Fleetwood the benefit of his unique experience.
The daytime television star – famous for his perma-tan and sparkling smile – was in town to film an episode of his show Dickinson’s Real Deal at the Marine Hall on Saturday.
The show – which airs every weekday – visits locations around the UK and asks people to come in and either sell their antiques and collectables for valuation by an antiques dealer who may offer to buy the item for cash.
Alternatively, the participants can take a gamble and go to auction if the dealer’s offer is refused or no offer is made to buy the object.
The participant risks taking a lower price than offered by the dealer if the object fails to exceed the dealer’s offer or fails to meet its reserve.
Dickinson’s job is to act as a mediator to help the sellers obtain the best prices from the dealers or to help them with the decision about whether to refuse the offer and to take the item to auction.
And hundreds queued round the block to have their collectables valued.
The Fleetwood show is due to air in the autumn.