Originally posted on April 13, 2020 @ 4:02 pm
We buy things that we like. Some people want to buy cool stuff while some have a passion for collecting antique pieces such as jewelry, old cellphones, typewriters, coins, furniture, and more. The antique dealer makes a lot of money by selling those pieces.
Modern-day treasure hunter, Drew Pritchard, is one of Britain’s leading as architectural salvage dealers. He travels around the United Kingdom in search of hidden gems and treasures. Read on to know more about the antique dealer, Drew Pritchard.
Pritchard is a British
Andrew Thomas Pritchard was born in 1970, in Conwy, Wales. He belongs to a working-class Welsh family, but his father was still a keen car and motorcycle enthusiast. Later, Andrew developed his love of restoration and also often repairs motorcycles at an early age.
Drew studied the local schools in his hometown but has always had a passion for salvaging and restoration. Luckily, thanks to his father’s love for vintage cars and motorcycles. However, it is uncleared that he goes to university for further study or not.
Drew Pritchard is an Antique Expert
Drew follows his passion for collecting the antiques, and now, he is a well known antique expert in the United Kingdom. He said that he was a salvager before being a restorer. He got involved in this field when he was eight and scoured local lips in rural Wales.
Drew looked anything that people had thrown and went after pushbikes and car badges. Then Pritchard professional involved in dealing antiques in 1993. Before that, he also trained as a stained glass restorer, conservator, and designer.
Drew buys the objects that, created from the 17th and 21st centuries. He focuses on functional designs and untouched pieces. The fact, he loves dealing with trade and clients.
Pritchard has His Own TV Show
Drew Pritchard runs his own show called Salvage Hunters along with his co-star, Rebecca. He travels to different cities in search of antiques from shops, old mansions, fairs and buys the old decorative pieces and do the restoration work needed, the costs and the profits.
The show aired on Quest Channel in 2011, and it’s on series 14. The series started on 11 September 2019, and it will end in 2020. The show currently is in its fifteenth episode.
Drew has his antique store Llandudno
Pritchard has several businesses. He has his own shop and also maintains his antiques and restoration yard in Conwy. Furthermore, Drew has another company, DP Classics, that concentrates on the classic car ad motorcycle restoration side of his passion.
Also, he runs the business alongside his friends, race driver & motor writer, and Clive Holland. Currently, all the shops and offices are due to coronavirus outbreak in the UK. The subsequent lockdown announced by the UK’s Government, the showrooms, and the warehouse are closed.
How Much is the Net Worth of Drew Pritchard?
Drew Pritchard has a whopping net worth of $8 million. He makes most of his money from his business and shop. Also, he earns a handsome salary from his TV shows.
In addition, Drew ships the items for both overseas and across the country. However, the antique dealer hasn’t mentioned his salary that he earns from the show. According to My World of Work, the average wage of antique dealers is fifty thousand pounds in a year whereas, currently, employed salary in Scotland is over 11 thousand pounds.
In October 2016, Drew was involved in a controversy. He was attacked by a Crane firm boss Janus Thomas over a text message that sent to his wife. Thomas had been provoked by Pritchard, who had an affair with Thomas’s wife. After that, Janus Thomas was fined a total of £1, 440 fo assaulting Drew in the Liverpool Arms.
Who is Drew Pritchard’s Wife?
Currently, Drew lives with his children in the Welsh coastal town of Llandudno. Drew is a divorcee. He was married to his fellow antique restorer, Rebecca Pritchard. However, we don’t know when Drew and Rebecca started dating and got married. According to the relevant source, the couple was married until 2017.
Despite the divorce, Drew and Rebecca Jane remained good friends as well as business partners and co-parenting their children. He and his former wife have been working together on the show Salvage Hunter since 2011. Behind the scenes, his ex-wife researched items for her own selling lines.
However, the cause of their divorce is still under the radar. Some people speculated that Drew’s affair with Thomas’s wife might be the reason for their divorce. According to Daily Post, Drew and Thomas’s wife had an extramarital relationship for two and a half years.
Drew Pritchard is an Active Social User
Pritchard promotes his business through social media and expanding his business in the UK but also worldwide. He does have social accounts on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram that go under the name “@drewpritchard.”
Furthermore, he has his website. If you have any inquiries or make a purchase, then you can call the office or use the sales inquiry. Additionally, you can contact him through email.