County Durham dealer and North Yorkshire auction house team up for online quiz



David Harper (left) and David Elstob in the Elstob & Elstob auction room.

The show will air weekly on Harper’s YouTube channel.

Harper has been on a number of TV shows over the years, including on Antiques Road Trip, Flog It, Cash in the Attic and bargain hunting, and has over 3500 subscribers on YouTube.

Harper said: “Much of my career to date has been in television and radio, but now I want to bring the familiar game show format online, for a faster, more informal and interactive feel. .

“I wanted to base the show as part of an auction house and, as I already had a great working relationship with Elstob & Elstob, they were an obvious choice for a media partner.”

Identification Challenge

The show itself will involve two contestants who will compete in three separate rounds. The first two rounds will feature items brought in by spectators of the day. These will be shown individually to contestants who will be asked to describe what it is, how old it is and where it was made.

When they have done this, auctioneer David Elstob will explain what the object is and award points to contestants based on the facts they have understood correctly.

In the final, the contestants will be given an object to examine together while Elstob describes it to the audience. He will then ask a question relating to the object and the contestant closest to the correct answer will win the point. Additional points will also be available during all three rounds for particularly fun or interesting additional information.

The winner and runner-up receive a prize and the focus will be on audience participation with prizes for viewers as well.

Harper added, “I bring together the studio and a global audience online. It will be live and unscripted, which should make it very exciting to watch.

Any antique dealers, collectors or enthusiasts who wish to take part in the show should contact the auction house on 01765 699200 for further information or email: [email protected]

The first series will air weekly starting October 7 at 7 p.m. Youtube.