Thomas Forrester Wiki – Thomas Forrester Biography
Thomas Forrester is a British auctioneer and television presenter, known for his role as an expert on Bargain Hunt. He specializes in jewelry, watches, and silver, and founded the Special Auction Services in 1991 with his two business partners, Neil Shuttleworth and Hugo Marsh. According to his profile on BBC, he grew up on a farm and his family was beef farmers, he loved the cattle auctions and always admired the job of the auctioneer. He asked his father why the auctioneer was taking the auction in guineas, who in turn explained the guinea is worth more than one pound and what is left over belongs to the man with the gavel!
However, he says he has been very lucky in that his grandmothers played a huge part in his love of old things. One was an architect, and the other was in the WRAF – in WWII and was a massive fan of antiques and auctions from very early on and she would take me to the local saleroom. He became involved in Bargain Hunt by being used as the auctioneer in his first salesroom in Bath, the rest they say is history. He describes his best ever Bargain Hunt find as when he found a Russian silver box in filigree. It was marked up as Middle Eastern silver in a cabinet and he was so pleased to have found it and bought it for the team.
He however says he does not collect anything. He sums it all by saying that he feels extremely lucky to love looking at antiques and knowing and passing that knowledge on. But his greatest days are when he is up on the rostrum selling the collection.
Thomas Forrester Age
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Thomas Forrester Wife
He is married to his wife Jessica Forrester. With his wife, they have children.
Thomas Forrester Children
He has a family and likes spending time with his children.
Thomas Forrester Name Change
After many years of appearing on the hit daytime show under the name Thomas Plant, viewers were shocked to realize that he had suddenly changed his name to Thomas Forrester. Fans of the show immediately started a social media campaign to get answers about the change. The amount of outcry that the name change prompted, forced Special Auction Services to address the issue via Twitter.
“Thomas has been Thomas Forrester for some time now so to avoid any further confusion he decided it was high time his details were updated,” The company explained.
“Of course, those of you who know him as Thomas Plant will always call him as such, for the avoidance of doubt he is in fact one and the same!”