Bargain Hunt: The Spotter's Guide to Antiques
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Bargain Hunt auctioneer Jonathan Pratt previously worked at Sotheby’s Sussex (Picture: BBC Studios) Lala shares her mother's passion for antiques with the mother and daughter duo having set up their own auction house together.
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He also has a radio show on BBC Wiltshire, and presented the first series of BBC’s Street Auction. Colin Young Charles is a registered surveyor and an auctioneer – first joining Bargain Hunt as an expert in 2002. Antiques expert and artist David has been appearing on TV antiques shows since 2005, first appearing on Channel 4’s Natural Born Dealers.
Charlie appears on television as an antiques expert on the BBC programs Bargain Hunt, Flog It!, Antiques Road Trip and Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is. He is among the four regular presenters on Bargain Hunt. He has conducted the Pebble Beach Vintage Car Auction in California, United States, and the Scottsdale Auction in Arizona for Gooding and Company. Charlie also regularly appears in this role in episodes of the TV show Chasing Classic Cars. As for the day job, I absolutely love everything about being an auctioneer - from valuation and researching to cataloguing and auctioneering, I genuinely love it. I’m fortunate enough to work around great people where we work very hard, but also have a lot of fun. It’s presumed that the show’s antique pros do get a salary of sorts, or a one-off fee each time they appear on the show – but it’s not clear just how much.
Charles Hanson: TV Celebrity, Auctioneer, Antiques Expert
When the Bargain Hunt star was asked if he collects anything, he said: "Arms and armour, of course, Georgian glass, Georgian silver, books, netsuke, watches, the next thing I’m going to obsess over...Expert Stephanie began her love of antiques as a child – when she became obsessed with collecting stamps aged 10. During their shopping trip, they’re supported by an expert antiques dealer – who also offers them their own finds, in hopes of boosting their auction total.