Jeff Pearce, who owns Reclaimed World in Cheshire, bought the signs from an antique dealer last summer and advertised the vintage-style road signs for Akenside Street and Balfe Street on his company's website.
He worked as a driver for Williams Bakery, and is an antique furniture and phonograph restoration specialist and antique dealer. She is also an antique furniture restoration specialist and antique dealer.
To be an antique dealer, you should: have a passionate interest in the items you deal in; be willing to research, study and learn from others; be interested in history; have good valuation skills; have strong nerves and negotiating skills; have good judgement and the ability to make quick decisions; have business ability and a good sales technique.
A shellshocked Gareth said that he'd originally taken the shells to a Wolverhampton antiques dealer to see if they had any value, but the antique dealer urged him to take them to the police station instead.