Paul Laidlaw is a life-long collector. Having abandoned his various boyhood passions of collecting shells and then bottles, he now collects antique arms and armour, and has made this fascinating subject his field of expertise.
A professional auctioneer and valuer, he took over the running of H&H Auction Rooms in Cumbria in 2009 – the firm dates back to 1890.
In 2007 he became one of the experts on ‘Bargain Hunt’, BBC Two’s most popular daytime television show.
His most recent TV outing is BBC One’s ‘Antiques Road Trip’ where antiques experts set off on a road trip around the UK searching for treasures and competing to make the most money at auction.
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