Thursday, September 22, 2011

BBC Bargain Hunt auction house Bamfords Auctioneers Derby James lewis
Bamfords Auctioneers and Valuers are featured on The BBC Bargain Hunt series. In case you are not familiar with the show two teams consisting of two members each compete to buy 3 antiques items and sell them for a profit at a general auction.

The auction houses vary from game to game and these blogs catalogue them in order for you to be able to sell or buy at these popular auctions.
(Many now have live online auctions which can be a good way to rest the market).

Derby Saleroom and Office Address:
The Derby Auction House
Chequers Road (off Pentagon Island)
DE21 6EN
Tel: 01332 210000

Matlock Saleroom:
The Old Picture Palace
Dale Road
Tel: 01629 57460

Sale days:
Dates are set at different dates of the month throughout the year so check dates with the website.

Viewing Times:
The day before sale day 1pm to 7pm and on the Morning of Sale from 9am

Bamfords auctions cover:
Fine Art
English Pottery
English Porcelain
Household effects
Continental Ceramics
Oriental Ceramics
Boxes and Objects
House Clearance

Bamfords auctions also have varied specialist auctions check here for current list:

James Lewis, (Bargain hunt expert) is a director at Bamfords auctioneers and valuers

Bamfords began in 2002 and now we are in the top 15 in the country. James has appeared on the BBC TV shows Flog it! and Cash in the Attic, Bargain Hunt, Antiques Road Trip and more.

Originally reluctant to appear on TV James said when first asked, “No sorry, I can't think of anything worse than appearing on TV, no thank you”. Two weeks later he was made redundant, so James had to write back saying, “Actually do you mind if I just come for a chat?”

The rest as they say is history.

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