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James Lewis Auctioneer Memoir

Date Of Birth

Sir James Lewis was born in 1970

Place Of Birth:

United Kingdom


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James Lewis attended Toot Hill comprehensive Secondary school.

James studied a degree in fine art and auctioneering at Southampton.

Also, he graduated in Fine Arts.


James Lewis is one the leading auctioneers in the UK and has been a previous winner of UK Auctioneer of the Year.


James Lewis won UK top auctioneer 2 years in a row!


Annabel Brammer


James Lewis was married to Annabel Brammer


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James Lewis, founder and director of Bamfords auctioneers in Derbyshire, will attempt to set a new Guinness World Record for the longest continuous auction taken by a single auctioneer, in aid of wildlife charities.

In 2013, he raised nearly £60,000 by selling 2000 donated lots over 26 hours in aid of ten local and national charities. It was acknowledged as a world record for continuous auctioneering.

Motivational Story of James Lewis:

James Lewis, has been buying and selling antiques since he was a very young child, making his first purchase of an English Pocket Watch whilst on a family holiday at the tender age of just 5 years old.  So it was inevitable that he would one day head up one of the top auction houses in the UK and become a regular antiques expert on our TV screens with shows such as,Bargain Hunt, Flog it, Antiques Road Trip, ‘Put your money where your mouth is’ to name but a few.


Things however could have been very different.  After spells working at Christies and other auction houses across the East Midlands, in 2002 James was made redundant.  Since then, James has never looked back.  Within 2 weeks he was approached and successfully screen tested by the BBC and set up his own auction house along with his father. 

Now after 25 years in the business he has been instrumental in establishing Derbyshire as a centre for antiques by opening Bamfords 2nd auction house in Bakewell and taking the company from 493rd nationally, into the top 10. James has been personally recognised for his talents by being voted Auctioneer of the Year 3 years in succession.

Now a familiar face on our TV screens, James appears as a regular expert on no less than 8 BBC shows, where some of his recent finds have helped rise over £7000 for the Royal Derby Hospital Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.  James finds time, in his very busy schedule, to support, campaign and work for a number of local and national charities – the proceeds of this event will be donated to The Born Free Foundation.

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As an auctioneer James has a reputation for amusing the crowds whilst achieving great results; in doing so won UK top auctioneer 2 years in a row.

Net Worth:

His net worth is not public.

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