The Next 'Young Gun of the Antiques Trade' ?
It looks like our young auctioneer Timothy Medhurst has some competition. Timothy, recently crowned Young Gun of the Antiques Trade 2013, is pictured below with David, a fellow coin enthusiast. David has been coming along to the saleroom with his parents who have been buying coins for him in our coin auctions, to build up a collection for him to own when he is older. At just 8 years of age, David already has an amazing knowledge and when attending the saleroom can identify the rough age and what kind of wood a piece of furniture might be. He also enjoys reading coin books and watching military documentaries.
Timothy mentioned David in a recent interview he gave to the Antiques Trade Gazette and was contacted after the interview was published by a very kind gentleman who was heartened by the story. He too had a passion for coins and just like Timothy and David, had started his collection at a young age. He was so impressed that he offered David £50.00 to spend on coins by way of continued encouragement. I'm sure you will agree, a truly lovely gesture.
We are thrilled to announce that our young auctioneer Timothy Medhurst has been named as the winner of 'The Young Guns of the Antiques Trade 2013'. Timothy fought off tough competition to win the award and at only 21 years of age was the youngest on the shortlist, quite an achievement. The award was presented at The Decorative Antiques and Textiles Fair, Battersea Park, London as part of National Antiques Week. The judges were looking for someone who they felt could demonstrate a real and heartfelt commitment to the industry and show how to generate confidence to encourage other young people to join the trade and visit antiques shops. Congratulations Timothy.