With some 35 years experience Colin has sold over two million lots with an A-Z of items ranging from Antiques to Zoo Animals.
Colin joined the profession in 1986 with Lyall & Co at The Bourne Auction Rooms as Assistant Manager. Some 35 years later in 2021 he was finally promoted to Bourne Saleroom Manager!
In between times...
In 1989 he joined Golding's as Saleroom Manager at The Grantham Auction Rooms at the age of 21. Since 1994 he has been the firm's Principal Auctioneer & Valuer.
He qualified as an auctioneer in 1991 as an Associate member of the National Association of Valuers & Auctioneers and in 1992 became a Fellow. Colin had the honour of being National President of NAVA Propertymark for 2017/18.
In 1996 he became the ISVA Young Auctioneer of the Year. The coveted title was won on the back of an impressive 8 victories in 9 years in the regional heats. He also delivered a further 3 runner-up trophies in the national finals over the period.
Colin is a Professional Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, qualifying as a Chartered Art & Antiques Surveyor.
He was the 2003 recipient of the RICS/Antiques Trade Gazette Prize for Professional Assessment.
Colin is also an Associate member of The Society of Fine Art Auctioneers.
Since 2002 Colin has been an Expert on the multi-award-winning BBC antiques show - BARGAIN HUNT. A regular contributor to Prime-Time, Day-Time & Live programmes.
In recent times Colin has been engaged as a member of the Golding Young team undertaking a world-wide antiques valuation program for HM Foreign & Commonwealth Office having worked in Vienna, Rome and Madrid to name but a few.
In 2021 Colin handled the sale of Newbold Pacey Hall. A family estate collection that started circa 1780. The two day sale saw over 1,000 lots under the hammer taking £366,000. An important sale at any time, but even more impressive when planned, catalogued, delivered & conducted under Covid-19 Lockdown regulations.
There may have been no bidders on site and no marquee, but but the bidding was still intense. An experienced hand is often the best guide through a difficult landscape.