British Treasure, American Gold is a vibrant and original take on the world of antiques and trading. Jesse McClure, self-dubbed ‘Resale King' heads to the UK complete with his 1978 black Pontiac Firebird (named Lilly) to travel the length and breadth of the country searching for antiques and collectibles. He visits stately homes, collectors' markets and even car boot sales on the hunt for typically British curios and valuable artefacts to send back to his family's antique business in Los Angeles.
From bone china vases to Elton John's gold plated sink, vintage one armed bandits, armoured military vehicles and Britney Spears's thong! British Treasure, American Gold focuses on the unique and unexpected side of British history, shining an American spotlight on the country's eclectic past.
Jesse will put \$100k of his family's hard earned cash on the line as he hits the streets in search of the biggest and boldest bargains Britain has to offer before shipping them back to the US in an effort to turn a profit in the family's LA antique store.
Status: To Be Determined
Runtime: 60 minutes
British Treasure, American Gold - Treasure of Lima - Netflix
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British Treasure, American Gold - Treasure of Lima: A Buried Exhibition - Netflix
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