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Philip is an accomplished after-dinner speaker and is becoming a welcome attraction in the 'An Evening With ...’  series of theatre talks in which he recounts enthralling stories drawn from his life experiences in sport, antiques, auctioneering, broadcasting and writing books. He is hugely entertaining and a tremendous raconteur.

Philip was born in Worcestershire in 1954 and is now established as a successful Fine Art Auctioneer, specialising in Worcester Porcelain. He graduated from Loughborough College of Physical Education as the sport was, and is, an enduring passion... 

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'If I had devoted as much time to academia as I did to cricket and rugby I would surely have been, at the very least, a double Oxbridge first” he says. However, life "as a sports teacher was not for him and he took up the post of trainee auctioneer in Worcester, working in the local livestock market – much of the time spent cleaning out the sheep pens...''a task, some would maintain, I was suitably qualifi...

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