Graham Lay

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Graham Lay
Born 1960
Occupation Military antiques expert
Television Antiques Roadshow

Graham Lay is an antiques expert, born in 1960, specialising in arms and militaria, and military history, probably best known for his many appearances on BBC TVs Antiques Roadshow[1] television programme where he has been one of the team of experts since 1988.

He has appeared as an expert on other BBC TV antiques programmes such as 20th Century Roadshow, Priceless Antiques Roadshow, Bargain Hunt, etc. In Series 1 Episode 6 of BBC TV 20th Century Roadshow recorded at Imperial War Museum Duxford, he valued a WWII Spitfire MkIX aircraft at between £1,000,000 and £1,500,000, the highest price for anything ever valued on the show.[citation needed]

He has contributed to several books such as Antiques Roadshow Collectables,[2] and writes auction reviews and articles for newspapers and periodicals, including writing for Black Powder, the magazine of the Muzzle Loaders Association of Great Britain.[3]


  1. ^ Graham Lay profile; BBC Antiques Roadshow
  2. ^ Antiques Roadshow Collectables (contributor), Dorling Kindersley 2008 ISBN 978-1-4053-3288-0
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