Britain is a nation of shopkeepers Napoleon said, well perhaps bargain hunters and car boot sellers is more apt at the moment. The car boot sale is thriving and it is also a place where some real bargains can be found say Halifax.
The thing to bear in mind though, having picked up a bargain antique, is that it will need to be listed individually on the home insurance policy if it is of particular value, and it is this that Halifax insurance are advising people to do so they avoid the distress of finding their hidden treasure uninsured in case of an accident.
Most insurers, like Halifax, offer unlimited cover on contents, but there are usually limits on individual items, and it is this that can be the problem for a specific antique piece for example. Better to make a quick phone call and get it all taken care of.