Tracy Martin

Very different to the stereotyped grey suited expert that we all associate with the industry. Tracy is trendy and fashion conscious. A breath of fresh air she encourages to love antiques and collectables as much as she does. Her enthusiasm is infectious as she works in an industry she is passionate about.

About Tracy Martin

A TV Presenter, Antiques, post-war collectables, vintage fashion expert and Auction Valuer, I have a vast knowledge of the antiques and collectables industry as a whole.

I am currently a regular on ITV’s This Morning programme as their modern collectables Expert and fronting the new collecting site www.rareburg.com

I have appeared on numerous other programmes including the Paul O Grady Show, The One Show, Sunday Brunch, Market Kitchen, BBC Breakfast and BBC World News. I have also for the past three years worked as an on and off-screen expert on BBC’s Flog it! programme where I research and advice the on-screen experts as well as giving current market values. I conduct talks all around the UK as well as onboard cruise ships. In the past I held a regular phone in valuation slot on BBC radio London for three years. I am a published author, journalist & columnist having written for both National Newspapers and specialist magazines.

I have a vast knowledge of many antique and collectable subjects, which include 20th Century interiors, ceramics, glass, toys, vintage fashion, shoes and handbags. For me the joy of 20th-21st century collectables, is that there is a lot more to discuss than you might expect and I’m uniquely placed to do so.

The author of ‘The Greatest Collecting Tips in the World,’ ‘Christmas Collectables’ and most recently ‘Collectable Names in Women’s Fashion, Past and Present’ my newest book being ‘The Perfect Little Black Dress’ released in September this year.

My passion for collecting has paved the way for my successful career, and I am well known in the Industry by fellow experts, auctioneers, dealers and collectors.

Television Collectables Expert

  • Good Morning Britain
  • ITV’s This Morning Antiques & Collectables Expert (2011 to date)
  • Off-Screen BBC Flog it! expert (2009 to date)
  • Channel 4 Sunday Brunch
  • UKFood Market Kitchen presented by Penny Smith
  • ITV Secret Dealers
  • BBC The One Show
  • Live Slot on Paul O Grady Show on retro collectables
  • ITV’s Storage Hoarders
  • Expert on BBC’s prime time 20th Century Roadshow with Alan Titchmarsh
  • Live slots on BBC Breakfast and BBC Worldwide
  • Appearance on UK Style’s Gutted with Mark Durdan Smith

Books:

  • The Bare Essentials (2015)
  • High Heel Heaven Published by Rylands, Peter and Small (2013)
  • The Perfect Little Black Dress Published by Cico Books (2012)
  • Collectable Names in Women’s Fashion Past and Present published by Pen and Sword. (2011)
  • Christmas Collectables, Published by Pen and Sword (2009)
  • The Greatest Collecting Tips in the World, (2008)

Media Campaigns

  • Fashion Campaign for Big Yellow Storage
  • London 2012 Olympic Pin Trading Coca-Cola

Radio Appearances

  • Regular slot on BBC London’s Sunday Breakfast show
  • Regularly on Radio Five Live
  • Regular contributor on Solar Radio
  • Regular contributor on Southend Radio
  • BBC London ‘Robert Elms’ and ‘Vanessa Feltz’ show.
  • BBC Southern Counties – Expert Hour
  • BBC Manchester, BBC Bristol, BBC Coventry, BBC Cornwall, MANX Radio, BBC Shrophire, BBC Cumbria, BBC Sheffield and BBC Radio Kent.
  • Radio Southend, BBC Leeds, BBC Sussex and Surrey, BBC Wales

Publications and National Newspaper

  • Feature writing for Sunday Express Newspaper
  • Have written for and featured in the UK celebrity magazine Grazia as fashion expert
  • Daily Express Features
  • Daily Express magazine Feature
  • Featured in Scotland on Sunday Newspaper
  • Featured in The Guardian newspaper.
  • Featured in loads of local press and specialist magazines.
  • Sunday Telegraph

Lectures, Workshops and Open Days

  • Given many lectures on Cruise ships including the Saga Rose and P&O Aurora, Artemis, Venturer and Arcadia, Fred Olsen and Page and Moy.
  • Also was one of the resident experts alongside Henry Sandon on a specialist antiques cruise onboard Artemis.
  • Give lectures on all things collectable from fashion to ceramics around the country.

Collectables Writer and Columnist

  • National Publications include online Magazine ARC, Collect It!, Antiques & Collectables, Pottery and Porcelain Magazine, Doll Magazine and Teddy Bear Scene, Teddy Bear Annual and Australian Publication Antiques for Profit and Pleasure as well as the USA publication The Liberty Street Letter.. I also write for numerous websites, including World Collectors Net (www.worldcollectorsnet.com) and DecoGirl (www.decogirl.co.uk)
  • Using my extensive knowledge of the antiques and collectables industry to write in-depth, informative articles
  • Must-read features on 20th Century collectables and designers
  • Liaising with fellow experts, manufacturers and dealers
  • Leading the collectables market by spotting trends before they happen

2 Comments

  1. Kath Robinson says:

    I have a large collection of cars from TV and films from James Bond to Noddy.
    They have never been out of their boxes and was interested in taking them to an auction or getting them value.
    I would appreciate any help given.
    Thank you,
    Kath.

    • Tracy Martin says:

      Hi Kath, so sorry only just seen this I can help you value them. If you message me through my facebook page – you can see on the homepage of this site then I can help value and advise on where to sell. Tracy

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