Piers Motley Auctions of Exmouth began 12 years ago and is a family run business which Piers and his wife Boo have built up over the years. With over 24 years experience in the auction trade we have attracted some exceptional sales (including World Records) in Watches, Jewellery, Toys, Militaria, Silver, Art, Lalique, Chinese, Indian and much more. We deal with solicitors all over The South West (and beyond) and with the Court of Protection and other agencies advising customers how best to market both traditional antiques and collectables or entire collections.
We have regular specialist Antique and Collectors Sales offering a competitive modern service utilising the latest internet technology. All sales are placed on our own website, the-saleroom.com and Easylive Auctions; this offers our sales to a Global Audience. Social Media is also used to extensively advertise. We also proactively target potential buyers of more unusual items. The result of this has meant World Record prices in a number of areas. Traditional Print Advertising is also featured.
Cataloguing And Photography
Our Specialist Live Internet Sales are fully illustrated with some lots having multiple images. Post cataloguing, further images are taken for email requests for condition reports and other details. We spend days taking 4000-7000 photographs per sale and make NO CHARGE for this service (some auctions will charge £20 or more per image).
Watches & Jewellery, Silver, Toys, Ceramics & Glass, Militaria and other antiques and collectables are given similar advertising as going to much larger auction houses, but with less commission charged and World Record prices being achieved. Items for our Antique and Collectors sales come from all over The South West, Southern England to London (and occasionally further afield).
Antique & Collectors Sales
The Antique and Collectors Sales have live internet bidding which gives us both a National and International market (often selling to a collector who will pay far more than a dealer). This is achieved using Easy Live Auctions, the-saleroom.com.
On Site Sales
Occasionally it is better to hold on-site auctions. This might be a commercial property such as an hotel, machinery sale such as farm equipment or a residential property where the ‘atmosphere’ of the site will enhance the saleability of quality items.
Piers Motley Auctions also offers a comprehensive valuation service to satisfy the conditions set for Probate, Family Division and Insurance. Free valuations are also offered for items being consigned to auction. Customers are welcome to bring items in to our saleroom on Mondays and Tuesdays for free verbal valuations (and on other days by arrangement) Alternatively photographs can be sent in and we can usually give some indication of value from these. Piers Motley Auctions are also happy to make house calls or visit storage facilities across the UK where appropriate. Visits have been made to London, Wales and Cornwall for valuation of collections. Valuations and advice for selling can be for single items or large collections
House Clearance and Auction Collection
We are regularly instructed to clear entire estates. Unlike some auction houses who are very particular about what they will take, we will provide transport of saleable items to auction and can also provide a full house clearance service for those items for which we have no market. House clearance is carried out in a respectful manner by our trained staff and, where possible, items for which we have no market will be sent to charity outlets. Where we have no market we try to take items which still have some commercial value to charity (Hospiscare is our favoured). A full cleaning service is also available to make a property ready for marketing.