The antique fanatic, Paul Laidlaw, is a British Auctioneer and Valuer. Laidlaw’s passion for vintage properties from his early days has led him to build a successful career in the world of antique.
An active member of The Church Of England, Paul Laidlaw holds strong familial values. Laidlaw is married to his wife Maureen Laidlaw.
Paul Laidlaw Early Life and Education
Born in Edinburgh, England, UK, Paul Laidlaw was fascinated by antiques rather than what other boys of his age were engrossed in. In his early days, Paul loved collecting shells and bottles.
After his graduation from high school, Paul was somewhat distracted from his career objective. Maybe he was discouraged by his fellow friends and teachers or by family pressure is unknown.
But instead of seeking education in the antique background, Paul got enrolled in university to study Astro-physics. His dream at that time was to work for NASA. But we can confidently say that Paul’s fascination for antiques never died or receded.
Paul Laidlaw Career
Despite having a B.Sc. degree, Paul managed to get his name in the spotlight in the world of antiques. In 2002, Paul was hunted down by an antique auction room, H&H Auction Rooms.
H&H auction room is one of the most prominent and longest-serving auction houses in North of England, its main function is to provide antique valuation and hold Specialist Auctions and sales.
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While working with H&H Auction House, Paul’s role was a lead auctioneer and value expert. Later, due to his expertise in the field, Paul was promoted to Salesroom Expert. During his time in the H&H Auction house, he was filmed for an episode of the BBC’s Bargain Hunt.
In 2006, BBC approached Paul for a screen testing as an expert for the programme because Paul’s appearance on the TV was set to record profit. Paul was still working for H&H during this time. After his appearance as an expert on the BBC’s show, Paul has made several appearances in Antiques Roadtrip, Celebrity Antiques Roadtrip and most recently Flog it'.
In 2012, Paul left H&H auction house to kick off his own business. Paul launched his own business firm Laidlaw Auctioneers in 2013. The business went fully functional in 2014.
Paul Laidlaw Married, Dating, Affairs, Children, Divorce
Paul Laidlaw is married to his wife Maureen Laidlaw. Maureen and Paul met each other while they were working together on a project. Soon, their friendship turned into a relationship and the lovely couple got married somewhere down the line.
Paul and Maureen are married now for some decades. They have three sons together and the bond of their marriage holds strong.
Beside antiques guns and arms, Paul tells that he is a big foodie. He loves to spend his time in the kitchen and cook food for his family members. During an interview with BBC, Paul said that he loves to spend his free time doing Rounders in the park, pitch-and-put at the golf course, walking in the Lakes and hi-jinks at the pool.
He tells that his mother is the source of his inspiration and if it weren’t for his mother, Paul would never have joined BBC’s, Bargain Hunt.
Paul Laidlaw's Net Worth, Income, Earning, Salary
The antique giant certainly has a huge collection of expensive collections in his house. We can tell that Paul has a good amount of antique arms and armor, of course, Georgian glass, Georgian silver, books, netsuke, and watches in his in-house collection.
Allocating information from several sources as of 2018 it is found out that Paul Laidlaw's current estimated net worth is around $2 million dollars.