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Michael Hogben (Auctioneer) Wiki, Age, Wife, Cancer, Net Worth, Daughter, Antiques

Michael Hogben Biography – Michael Hogben Wiki

Michael Hogben is an English auctioneer, antiques dealer, art agent and TV presenter, best known for his appearances on antiques shows including ITV’s Dickinson’s Real Deal, BBC’s Bargain Hunt, Channel 4’s Name your price and his own series Auction Man on BBC.

Hogben is the principal auctioneer, valuer and fine art expert at Westenhanger Fine art auctioneers located at the Westenhanger Train Station building.

Hogben is the author of 3 best selling books on antiques and collectibles: Michael Hogben: A-Z of Antiques and Auction” , “101 Antiques for the future” and “Collecting Under the Radar: Tomorrow’s Antiques”.

Early life

Born in Ford Road in Folkestone, Kent, Hogben’s mother died when he was five leaving him and his brother with their father. Hogben purposefully failed his Eleven plus examination to attend the same school as his brother.

After both brothers had graduated from school, Hogben’s father decided to emigrate to Australia leaving the two boys to fend for themselves. Hogben left school at 15, and within a year was running one himself.

At the age of 17 Hogben came into a small inheritance, which he invested in opening a fashion boutique called “Mickey Finn”, which over the next ten years he expanded with outlets over Kent. He then sold the fashion chain, and invested in Kent’s first wine bar – McCartney’s – in Dover.

Having studied art, five years later in 1988 he opened his own auction house in Folkestone, which then traded until he sold it in 2004.

Michael Hogben Age

Michael Hogben was born on 6 November 1952 in Folkestone, Kent, England, United Kingdom.

Michael Hogben Wife

Michael Hogben is married to Lesley Hogben. Hogben and Lesley married in 2000.

Michael Hogben Cancer

Auctioneer and TV antiques expert Michael Hogben is undergoing cancer treatment. A statement on the Westenhanger Fine art auctioneers website said: “We wish to inform you that we will be closed in May and June 2023 while Michael has some cancer treatments I will be back in action in late June.”