21 Aug 2014
August 2, 2010 - Filed under: Antiques on TV — Richard

Making a profit on Bargain Hunt is quite a rare occurrence. However one of the regular experts, James Lewis, is fast getting a reputation for doing so. In fact, he is now nicknamed ‘The Legend’ by Tim Wonnacott because he is so canny at buying pieces for his team at a good price and selling them for a better one at auction.

James again managed to make a profit for the red team on 29th July’s showing of Bargain Hunt where both items chosen by him made money. One piece was a fine hand made Arts and Crafts brass charger from the Keswick School of Industrial Art that the team bought for £114 and sold for £130; then a Langley jug bought for £10 with the ‘left over lolly’ by James which sold for £20, so the team eventually made £21 after a small loss on a opium balance.

James has also been coming out on top on programmes like the Antiques Road Trip where he managed to not only beat his fellow contestant David Harper over the five days of the trip by accumulating £969.02 but also the rest of the experts that took part in the programme. James eventually made £1162.77 with his ‘showstopper’ antique that was sold at Christies. However, he was pipped to the post on the final item at Christies by David Harper who made a whopping £2488.22 from a £300 purchase.

James’ success at making money buying and selling antiques is an inspiration to us all. When buying Arts and Crafts furniture , Preston and Cumbria antique dealers will be happy to advise on potential good investments.

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