specialist auction shipping

Our Team

James Grinter

James Grinter – Managing Director

James has more than 30 years experience as an auctioneer – his extensive knowledge covers a variety of subjects including Royal memorabilia, furniture, oriental ceramics, weapons, militaria and classic cars. James regularly gives talks and writes articles on antiques. He is a specialist advisor on BBC Radio Essex and an expert valuer for the BBC ‘Flog It’ programme.

Chris Leeson BSc DipTP MRICS – Director & Company Secretary

Chris is a chartered surveyor with over 30 years experience in general practice. He deals with the Official Receiver for whom we are the agents for Essex and Suffolk which includes the sale of vehicles and liquidated stock. He is also responsible for the Property auctions and Lettings Department.

Marc Winter MRICS – Associate Director

Marc has 20 years experience as an auctioneer and valuer and is head of our Valuations department. He has an excellent general knowledge and specialises in jewellery, English porcelain and furniture. He qualified in the Fine Art Division of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors with a distinction and has a Jewellers’ Diploma. He is also an expert valuer for the BBC ‘Flog It’ programme.

Email : marc.winter@reemandansie.com


Jonathan Benson – Associate Director

Jonathan is a highly accomplished auctioneer with over 10 years experience and specialises in pictures, silver, taxidermy and field sports memorabilia.



Mark Stacey - Antiques & Fine Art Consultant

Mark is a well known television personality who has over thirty years experience as an auctioneer and valuer with an extensive general knowledge of Antiques & Fine Art.



 Paul Revell - Coins & Banknote Consultant

Paul has over 35 years experience as a numismatist, specialising in ancient coins including Celtic, Saxon, Roman and Medieval as well as milled coinage, GB, World and banknotes. 


Michael Bowles – Collectables Specialist

Michael has over 30 years experience and an extensive knowledge of stamps, postcards, cigarette cards, toys and ephemera. He is a regular adviser of BBC Radio Essex and also an expert valuer for the BBC ‘Flog It’ programme.

Robert Putt – Antiques & Fine Art Consultant

Robert has over 50 years experience in the profession and a wealth of knowledge of Antiques and Fine Art.


Geoffery Carr BA(Hons) – Fine Art Valuation

Geoffery is our silver specialist. He was a member of the British Hallmarking Council. He is also a Freeman of the City of London and a registered Silversmith in his own right.


Ian Brightwell – Saleroom Manager

Ian has been with us for 17 years and has a wide general knowledge, specializing in Collectable china and Art Glass Ware and is responsible for our General Sales.



David Sexton - Head Porter




Lewis Rabett - Saleroom Assistant & Junior Cataloguer

Georgina Vince BA (Hons) Fine Art - Saleroom Assistant & Junior Cataloguer






Alex Reade – Porter

Jean Futcher – Accounts Department

Michelle Lloyd - Personal Assistant to the Directors

 Janet Cannon - Administrator


 Jenny Croxon - Administrator


Judy Vaughan – Housekeeping & Catering