Piers Motley

Piers Motley Auctions are based in Exmouth, Devon. They offer specialist antiques and collectors sales as well as general auctions on a monthly basis. 

Sourcing from across Devon, Dorset, Cornwall, Piers Motley also hold occasional onsite sales and offer valuation and house clearance services.


Jersey silver comes at a premium

13 December 2021

This late 18th century Channel Islands silver coffee pot has marks for the Jersey silversmith Jacques Quesnel I.


Pelham Puppets galore appear at Devon sale

25 January 2021

An extensive selection of Pelham Puppets came up on the first day of the Piers Motley (18% buyer’s premium) auction in Devon on January 18-20.


White Star Spode now in Devon

31 August 2020

At the very beginning of July, Adam Partridge in Liverpool sold an early 20th century Spode cup and saucer to a highly desirable ‘liner china’ pattern for £8400.


Auction previews: issue 2446

08 June 2020

Sixteen upcoming lots from auctions taking place around the UK.


Making mechanical music play and pay off at auction

25 June 2018

A sophisticated disc-playing music box brought one of the highest recent prices for mechanical music at Thimbleby & Shorland (12% buyer’s premium) in Reading.


John Nash is flavour of the months

05 March 2018

The Buckinghamshire countryside, with its rolling hills, fields, hedgerows and trees, inspired much of the art of John Nash (1893-1977), the younger and less well-known brother of Paul Nash.

Dinky Toys 935 Leyland Octopus Flat Truck with Chains

Dinky diecast toy collection fetches £120,000 at Devon auction

23 June 2016

A vast collection of nearly 3500 diecast models fetched £120,000 at west country auctioneers Piers Motley. The lifetime collection of John Kinchen had been “well known in the Dinky world for decades”.

Motley takes over in Exeter

06 September 2010

PIERS Motley has taken over the Bicton Street Auction Rooms in Exmouth from Martin Spencer-Thomas who has retired after 25 years as an auctioneer and valuer in Devon.