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To celebrate, Goodger has released a special-edition catalogue which includes guest entries from fellow specialists and museum curators. Contributors include Yvonne Jones, author of Japanned Papier Mache & Tinware, and collector Mark Gray.

Among recent changes have been a gradual rebrand to ‘Mark Goodger Antiques’, positioning him as the official face of the business.

But, he says, the anniversary is also a chance to look back. He recalls his apprenticeship at a furniture restoration company where he bought his first tea caddy. It had been used in a French polishing demonstration and became his for £5. During that time he also constructed several boxes of his own.

Today, the Northamptonshire business has a workshop and showroom manned by Goodger and a team of fellow experts.

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