Symbol opinion vote Comment: The article has some good information and I can see the future potential in this article but it doesn't seem to cut it. To me, it would probably seem (locally to UK and the auctioneering world, he's best known for this) and, outside, he's best known for the Four Rooms. The Four Rooms seems to have won awards and recognition but that's for the show itself, not for him directly. That section is good and the "background" section is good for information on Raj Bisram himself. The "World Marks" is completely useless as it's an advertisement and doesn't actually anything useful or encyclopedic and has one thin reference (iTunes) which basically repeats information from something else. For now, he could be mentioned on the program's article. SwisterTwister talk 05:08, 24 April 2014 (UTC)

Symbol opinion vote Comment: See also WP:NOTADVERTISING and Wikipedia:Notability (people) Ochiwar (talk) 09:33, 6 March 2014 (UTC)

Raj Bisram

Raj Bisram (born 1956) is one of the UK’s leading auctioneers and dealers. He has a repertoire from being one of the UK's top auctioneer's[1], to currently featuring on one of Channel 4’s hit TV shows, Four Rooms.[2]


Raj was born and raised in London and went to Highgate School. After leaving school as a young man Raj joined the British Army where he was a Physical Training Instructor. Here he found a passion for skiing and it was from the British Army that he went on to become a Ski-Racer and then Road Manager to the World Ariel Stunt Team, and then later becoming the 1st non-Austrian qualified ski instructor within Austria.

Raj has also had a love of magic throughout his life and has been an associate member of the Magic Circle and has performed magic all over the world to celebrities and royalty. Often using his talents as a magician and auctioneer, over the years Raj has raised many thousands of pounds for various global and local Charities including[3], Pestalozzi International Village Trust, Demezla House and The Variety Club of Great Britain, as well as many others.[4]

Four Rooms

Four Rooms is a British television series created by Boundless for Channel 4 that first aired on 24 May 2011. The show, which is currently hosted by Anita Rani sees members of the public attempt to sell their valuable and collectible items in exchange for a cash offer from one of the four dealers.[5] Raj became one of the Four Rooms dealers in April 2013 and has recently finished filming his second series due to air later in 2014.

The show won Best Daytime Programme at Royal Television Society (RTS) Awards 2013 where Four Rooms was praised for being “An original, fascinating twist to the highly populated buying and selling genre, with well-cast experts and compelling individual stories.”[6]

Bentley's Fine Art Auctioneers

Raj has co-owned Bentleys Fine Art Auctioneers since it was founded in January 1995, as Cranbrook Auction Rooms. Since 1995 the company has gone from strength to strength and now attracts a wide range of high quality fine art, antique furniture, fine quality porcelain, chattels, silver and jewellery for its monthly Auctions. A number of Specialist Auctions have also been held over the years including sales of Classic Motorcycles, Fine Wines, Horology and American Indian Art.

The sales are held on the first Saturday of every month and Bentleys now caters to a world market with every lot available for online bidding and purchase.[7]

World Marks

‘A world of antique silver for the digital age’[8] Raj Bisram and Mark Foster with their combined expert knowledge and the help of The Domarn Group have brought to you the intuitive British Silver Hallmark Recognition App

Once you have installed the British Silver Hallmarks App you will never be more than a few seconds away from everything you need to know about your silver artifact- quality, city, date, maker and duty mark.[9]


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