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Bargain Hunt And Flog It Antiques Expert David Barby Dies Aged 63

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Warwickshire-based television antiques expert David Darby has died after a short illness.

Mr Barby, 63, from Rugby, suffered a stroke last week and died in hospital in Coventry on Wednesday.

He was best known for appearances on BBC shows like Bargain Hunt, Flog It and Antiques Road Trip.

Auctioneer Charles Hanson called him a "great friend" and said "no other expert... could rival his great human touch".

A former television colleague of Mr Barby, he added: "He built up the great passion the public had for these antiques programmes.

"More importantly he was a man of the people.

"Anybody could speak to him and he had time for so many members of the public to share their stories, memories, nostalgia and passion for old things."

"We all remember David with great fondness, and send our condolences to his family and many friends in the antique trade and beyond."

Full story here - http://www.bbc.co.uk...kshire-19014927

A statment on the Flog It! website

David Barby

The Flog It! team has learned of the very sad passing of David Barby.

One of the series' longest-serving and best loved antiques experts. David died in hospital in Coventry following a short illness, with his family at his bedside.

David was the expert on the very first episode of Flogit! in January 2002, and has been a stalwart of the show ever since. His sense of fun, gentle personality and great knowledge of and passion for antiques, endeared him to the hundreds of people he worked with and millions of viewers at home.

David was an ambassador for antiques TV and loved every minute spent making the many, many episodes of Bargain Hunt, Flog It!, Antiques Road Trip and more... There will be a fuller tribute to David on this website in due course, but in the meantime we all remember David with great fondness, and send our condolences to his family and many friends in the antique trade and beyond.

http://www.bbc.co.uk.../david-barby-fi

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That's a shock, I enjoyed him on the Antiques Roadshow, he was on the other day.

RIP.

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Wow, never knew til now. Love watching those programs and David Barby was one of my fave experts.

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