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Colin Young Biography – Colin Young Wiki
Colin Young is a Britain auctioneer & valuer and expert on the multi-award-winning BBC antiques show Bargain Hunt. He has also appeared as an auctioneer or expert on Flog It!, Dickinson’s Real Deal, Cash in the Attic, The Great Antiques Hunt and Antiques Road Trip.
Colin is the Managing Director of the auction firm Golding Young & Mawer of Lincolnshire, having joined as Saleroom Manager at the age of 21. Since 1994 he has been the firm’s Principal Auctioneer & Valuer.
With some 35 years experience Colin has sold over two million lots with an A-Z of items ranging from Antiques to Zoo Animals. He joined the profession in 1986 with Lyall & Co at The Bourne Auction Rooms as Assistant Manager.
In 1989 he joined Golding’s as Saleroom Manager at The Grantham Auction Rooms at the age of 21. Since 1994 he has been the firm’s Principal Auctioneer & Valuer.
He qualified as an auctioneer in 1991 as an Associate member of the National Association of Valuers & Auctioneers and in 1992 became a Fellow. Colin had the honour of being National President of NAVA Propertymark for 2017/18.
In 1996 he became the ISVA Young Auctioneer of the Year. The coveted title was won on the back of an impressive 8 victories in 9 years in the regional heats. He also delivered a further 3 runner-up trophies in the national finals over the period.
Colin is a Professional Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, qualifying as a Chartered Art & Antiques Surveyor.
He was the 2003 recipient of the RICS/Antiques Trade Gazette Prize for Professional Assessment.
Colin is also an Associate member of The Society of Fine Art Auctioneers.
In recent times Colin has been engaged as a member of the Golding Young team undertaking a world-wide antiques valuation program for HM Foreign & Commonwealth Office having worked in Vienna, Rome and Madrid to name but a few.
In 2021 Colin handled the sale of Newbold Pacey Hall. A family estate collection that started circa 1780. The two day sale saw over 1,000 lots under the hammer taking £366,000. An important sale at any time, but even more impressive when planned, catalogued, delivered & conducted under Covid-19 Lockdown regulations.
Colin Young Bargain Hunt
Auctioneer Colin Young has been an expert on the multi-award-winning BBC antiques show Bargain Hunt since 2002. Speaking about how he got involved in Bargain Hunt, the auctioneer told the BBC: “My first involvement was to fail a screen test as an expert in the autumn of 2002 – I still have the letter of rejection! A few months later we hosted the “Bargain Hunt Christmas Day Special”. The series producer was so impressed and I got snapped up as an expert – I keep the nice letters too.”
Speaking about his most memorable Bargain Hunt team, he said: “It has got to be my very first team, the Reverends Phil and Helen, or as I affectionately remember them, the ‘Vicar & Vicaress’. They were great, I can remember the dialogue, the humour (and the sheep dog’s tongue) as if it were yesterday. As can often be the case, what we all thought were the funniest lines never went to air! They knew it was my first time out and really made me feel so comfortable in front of camera. To this day I always assume it is my team’s first time on TV and do exactly the same. I am very mindful to ensure everyone looks back at the experience with a big smile too.”
Colin Young Daughter
Auctioneer Colin Young’s daughter, Kirsty Young, is also a qualified auctioneer and specialist in the valuation of jewellery. She became the second auctioneer at Golding Young & Mawer to complete her Jewellery Education Training (JET).
“My daughter Kirsty caught the saleroom bug and is now a qualified auctioneer in the firm. I find the only down-side is people telling me she’s the better auctioneer,” he said.
Colin Young Age
British auctioneer Colin Young was born in December 1967. He is 55 years old as of 2023.
Colin Young Wife
Is Colin Young married? The auctioneer is married to his wife Connie Darden-Young.
Colin Young Long Hair
During the Covid-19 pandemic, auctioneer Colin Young went without a haircut for 2 years and appeared on Bargain Hunt with his long hair. In March 2022, Colin had a haircut to raise funds for Comic Relief.
“Starting in the week of the Coronavirus Lockdown in March 2020 I had a No.4 shave/haircut,” he wrote on his Just Giving page.
“Over the pandemic period I let it grow into natural ‘Lockdown Locks’ no different to anyone else. Then I heard about so many reported stories about ‘BBC Bargain Hunt fans SHOCKED by Colin Young’s long hair’….
“I was then bombarded with people telling me, family, friends and work colleagues EXACTLY what they think of me daring to have long hair.
“My hair now self-populates on interweb searches higher than me and is therefore prima facie more interesting.”
He added: “It all reminded me of when a friend & I were ordered up town by our Headmaster to get a haircut with money from petty cash. (Well it was petty because he didn’t like Spikey, Punky hair!)
“So, if my hair is REALLY that interesting and anyone does actually care I thought I would have a REAL cut once more, have some fun and raise some money…I am doing nothing exciting, heroic, dangerous or vaguely important. I am simply HAVING A HAIRCUT for Red Nose Day 2022.”
Colin Young Auctioneer Illness
Bargain Hunt’s Colin Young has been in perfect health and has no known illness.
Colin Young Net Worth
Auctioneer Colin Young’s net worth is estimated to be $1 million.