Meet your local Worthologists

Michael Bloomfield – Worthologist for music, cinema and TV

After gaining a Degree in History from Cambridge University Michael pursued a career in Investment Banking in the City, spanning 15 years. During this time, he started collecting cinema and music memorabilia…
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Iain Michael Brunt – Worthologist for art and sculpture

Iain Michael Brunt has spent over 30 years in the industry and trained with Daniel Wildenstein in his galleries in London, Paris and New York for 10 years….
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Graham Budd – Worthologist for sports memorabilia

Auctioneer Graham Budd has been involved in the competitive sale of antiques for over 25 years. His experience began at Sotheby’s where he was a Deputy Director and Head of Sporting Memorabilia…
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Pat Casey – Worthologist for war memorabilia

Pat studied for a B.A in UCD and went on to become a Member of the Irish Auctioneers & Valuers Institute in 1966. Since this time he has been involved in a number of house content valuations and has held many specialist Militaria Auctions…
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Tim Corfield – Worthologist for furniture

Tim Corfield is a second-generation antiques expert; he has 20 years of experience in the industry and is a member of the British Antique Dealers Association. He has…
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John Culme – Worthologist for silver

John has always had a passion for history and antiques and among his first memories are visits to museums, looking around antique shops and flea markets. In a small way…
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Martyn Downer – Worthologist for silver

Martyn is managing director of Myfamilysilver.com. He read history at the University of Edinburgh before entering the silver trade with Hancocks and Co. the renowned silver dealers in London’s West End…
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Dave Grounsell – Worthologist for toys

Dave Grounsell has been collecting toys for the better part of 40 years. He began at a young age buying small car toys at jumble sales with pennies that he had saved up. As a teenager he continued…
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Rebekah Kaufman – Worthologist for Steiff bears

Rebekah is a third generation Steiff collector. Her German-born grandmother had a love for the brand over four decades ago, and Rebekah is the proud steward of many of her Grandmother’s childhood Steiff treasures…
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Paul Kembery – Worthologist for antique clocks

Paul Kembery has been an antique clock specialist for over 20 years. He was fortunate to have learned the trade from his Uncle who started in 1957…
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Stephen Marsh – Worthologist for heraldry

Stephen is a founding director of www.myfamilysilver.com and has been responsible for the compilation of the directory of crests behind the “crestfinder” function of this popular website…
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Adam Partridge – Worthologist for general items and specialist in antique musical instruments

Adam Partridge owns and runs Adam Partridge Auctioneers & Valuers with auction houses in Macclesfield and Liverpool. With 20 years in the auction trade, he is an accomplished valuer…
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Gordon Power – Worthologist for war memorabilia

Gordon Studied European Studies at the University of Limerick, specialising in European Military History. Gordon has been an avid collector and researcher of militaria and military ephemera for more than 25 years…
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Joanna Proops – Worthologist for antique textiles

Joanna Proops is the owner of the British Antiques and Collectibles Award (BACA) winning antique shop Antique Textiles and Lighting in Bath. Joanna’s unplanned journey into antiques…
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Tom O’Connell – Worthologist for general items and specialist in antique books and medals

Tom has collected all his life and inherited this passion for collecting from his father, who was a collector of clocks and watches. After working as a surveyor, Tom decided to turn his passion into his job, setting up an antique shop in Tralee, Co Kerry in 1995…
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Kerry Taylor – Worthologist for costumes and textiles

Establishing her auctioneer career in Sotheby’s at the tender age of twenty-one, Kerry Taylor has since branched out to create her own auction house…
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