Salvage Hunters

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Salvage Hunters
Salvage Hunters logo.png
He transforms thousand of items from junk to gems
StarringDrew Pritchard
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Original language(s)English
No. of series14
Production
Running time45 minutes
Release
Original networkQuest
Picture format576i (16:9 SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
Original release14 November 2011 (2011-11-14) –
present
External links
Website

Salvage Hunters is a British television programme in which decorative salvage expert and dealer Drew Pritchard travels across the country in search of antiques from shops, fairs, old mansions, and then sells them online or in his shop located in Conwy, Wales.

It has aired on Quest since 2011, for 14 series.

Format overview[edit]

Each Salvage Hunters episode features Pritchard visiting two or more locations to find new and valuable stock to resell.[1]

The format includes some travelling by van, the arrival at the location and meeting with seller, a hunt for interesting and quirky objects, some haggling on prices and items style explanation, the drive back to Conwy, showing the purchase to his team, the restoration process and items photography once ready, and a final summary of the deal and price achieved after the sell.[2]

By travelling extensively and keeping a good network of contacts all over the UK, the series shows Pritchard reaching privileged estates, large and small antiques shops, car boots sales and markets, hunting for old and interesting decorative pieces to buy and sell.[3]

Pritchard's team is composed of a number of restorers, including an electrician, a French polisher, a photographer and a number of shop and office staff including his now ex-wife Rebecca. Usually he travels with his long-time friend “Tee" (John Tee), who both acts as driver and strong-man in moving the furniture purchased.

The programme's mascot is his dog Enzo, which died in 2019.

Spin off programmes[edit]

Pritchard's favourite items and styles[edit]

Best seller items
  • Industrial lighting
  • Lamps
  • Chairs
  • Mirrors
  • Stools
  • Large tables
  • Armchairs
  • Enamel signs
Favourite styles
Favourite timber
Favourite car brand

Foreign countries visited in the series[edit]

Pritchard has undertaken a number of buying trips abroad, to purchase foreign antiques items to resell in the United Kingdom.

Transmissions[edit]

In progress - to be updated
Series Start date End date Episodes
14 11 September 2019 2020 15

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Restoration comedy: Salvage Hunter Drew Pritchard on his cottage overhaul". Metro Newspaper UK.
  2. ^ Jones, Mari (1 September 2018). "Drew Pritchard on whether his Conwy shop gamble has paid off". northwales.
  3. ^ Doughty, Eleanor (January 13, 2017). "Hunting for treasures with an expert antiques dealer" – via www.telegraph.co.uk.

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