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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.


Pick of the Week: First edition of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice

10 April 2017

First editions of Jane Austen’s most popular book, Pride and Prejudice of 1813, in contemporary bindings don’t come along often. But one such prize – a copy with a rather distant but nonetheless attractive family link – appeared at Mellors & Kirk (20% buyer’s premium) in Nottingham on March 22-23.

Former Nottingham saleroom to become a church

05 October 2016

The Church of England has purchased the former home of Neales auction house in Nottingham.

Augustus John drawing of Jacob Epstein

Augustus John drawing of Jacob Epstein sells for £80,000 at Nottingham auction

23 June 2016

A rediscovered Augustus John (1878-1961) pencil drawing of his friend Jacob Epstein sold for £80,000 at Mellors & Kirk in Nottingham.

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

30 October 2015

Nottingham-based John Pye Auctions are expanding into Mayfair.


Another solid catch for Langley

26 October 2012

Mellors and Kirk of Nottingham included a watercolour by Walter Langley (1852-1922) in their fine art sale on September 20-21.


Provinces pack a punch with new raft of coin sales

11 April 2012

WHILE London auctions saw a 25% rise in value for 2011, sales outside the capital have also been growing.


Irish peat buckets make £24,000 in Nottingham

20 May 2009

THIS pair of Irish George III mahogany and brass-bound peat buckets drew multiple bidders at Mellors & Kirk's two-day auction in Nottingham on April 30-May 1.

Dreweatts end Nottingham sales

16 February 2009

Following a review of their premises, Dreweatts, the UK’s largest regional auctioneer, are to close their Nottingham saleroom.


Plymouth trio makes return after 96 years

05 January 2009

A rare set of three graduated Plymouth baluster-shaped hard paste porcelain mugs, c.1768-70, were offered at Mellors & Kirk of Nottingham last month.


Commode at £155,000 in Nottingham

14 July 2008

Consigned by a local private source, this late Louis XIV contre partie boulle commode c.1710 sold for £155,000 at Dreweatts in Nottingham on July 10.


£30,000 candid Cameron

12 May 2008

Photo from 1866 rescued from the attic sells in Nottingham...

Auctioneers and specialists to do their bit for Oxfam

02 April 2007

Dreweatt Neate Neales in Nottingham will hold the first of a series of sales for Oxfam on April 19. Recent visitors to the charity’s website or one of its network of 750 high street shops may have noticed the launch of ‘Valued at Oxfam’.

Dreweatt Neate consolidate sales operation

27 November 2006

Auctions to centre on Nottingham, Bristol and Newbury as others become offices

Dealers cross the seas for tiles event and lectures

25 September 2006

THE TILES and Architectural Ceramics Society (TACS) is holding its annual antique tile fair at St Jude’s Church Hall, Mapperley, Nottingham on Saturday September 30.


The final recovery of the honourable Old Rodney

12 July 2005

As celebrations abound for the most famous of all seamen, another great British admiral was being remembered in spectacular fashion at the Nottingham auction rooms of Mellors & Kirk on June 16. The subject of a fierce engagement between collectors was the so-called Rodney Jug.


Moghul miniatures hold court at £3000

09 March 2005

On a day when some unusual offerings caught the eye at the Nottingham sale held by Mellors & Kirk, one such lot was a set of 36 Anglo-Indian Company School Delhi or Agra oval miniatures dating to 1827 and depicting India’s nobility and their wives, six of whom are shown right.

Dreweatt Neate to sponsor Art of Dealing

08 March 2005

The Fine Art Auction Group, parent company of Dreweatt Neate Fine Art and Neales of Nottingham, will be the major sponsor of the Art of Dealing conference at the Earls Court Conference Centre in London on May 16.

Hamptons to join TFAAG: Godalming and Marlborough rooms to adopt Dreweatt Neate branding

24 January 2005

Hamptons Fine Art Auctioneers have become the latest regional auction business to join The Fine Art Auction Group, parent company of Dreweatt Neate Fine Art and Neales of Nottingham.

Neales to join Dreweatt Neate auction line-up: Nottingham firm to keep their name

24 November 2004

NOTTINGHAM auctioneers Neales have become the latest business to join the Fine Art Auction Group, parent company of the Dreweatt Neate Fine Art group of regional auctioneers.