John Pye Auctions

With a head office in Nottingham, John Pye was founded in 1968 as a fine art and chattels auctioneer. Focusing on bankrupt and liquidation stock, it is now one of Britain’s biggest independent firm of commercial auctioneers with multiple sites across the UK and trading divisions including the sale of luxury assets, property and retail returns.

People moves

New hires, promotions and expansions across antiques dealers and auction houses

07 February 2024

Movers and Shakers across the world of art and antiques.

New hires and promotions

Hindman’s CEO hire and a new owner for Bainbridges: promotions and moves across the world of art and antiques

10 January 2023

The latest Movers & Shakers including a new CEO at Hindman and Adam Partridge acquiring Bainbridges in Ruislip.

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John Pye expands, marathon man Terry Woodcock, Phillips in California and new tech for Dix Noonan Webb – a selection of the latest news from across the auction houses

18 March 2019

John Pye Auctions will expand its Nottingham headquarters with two new salerooms – taking its total to nine.

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Bankrupt drug dealer’s art collection offered at auction

06 September 2018

The collection of antiques and artworks seized by the police from a bankrupt drug dealer is being offered at John Pye Auctions.

Rogue trader

Signed Nick Leeson ‘Rogue Trader’ jacket comes to auction

30 June 2017

A trading jacket signed by disgraced City broker Nick Leeson is coming to John Pye Auctions in July.

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Auction offers original John Player tobacco adverts artwork

24 May 2017

Times change. While tobacco has now assumed a Social Evil status up there with North Korea, not so long ago children would be proudly displayed in an advert clutching a bunch of fags with the words ‘Mummy’s favourite’ underneath.

John Pye Auctions open showroom and luxury assets headquarters in Bond Street

30 October 2015

Nottingham-based John Pye Auctions are expanding into Mayfair.