Wednesday, October 19, 2011
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
|L to R: Dean Lees, Mike Vitale, Alex Cunningham, Chris Fish, Josh Chadbourne|
The lads raised a sterling £800 to go towards the new maggie's cancer care centre, currently being constructed at the City Hospital in Nottingham. Well done fellas!
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
John Pye & Sons would like to thank Ian Doherty, Martin & Libby from Fright Nights, the Paranuts team and all participants for making it a night to remember and for raising funds (as well as hair) for a good cause.
|Pollyanna with some top of the range apple macs|
Thursday, April 28, 2011
The money raised from this Lot will go towards funding a new roof for Alfreton Park Community Special School's swimming facility in Derbyshire. The school has a hydrotherapy/swimming pool which offers a vital resource for all pupils, many of whom have complex needs and learning difficulties.
The pool is used for swimming and for specialist physio, sensory relocation and aqua-robics, providing an extension of the class room and aids in the teaching of literacy and numeracy. The aquatic facility provides special enjoyment for the pupils whilst engaging them in a different approach to learning.
The pool is also used by the community, where parents and toddlers meet four times a week, to enjoy the facilities. Adult disability services also benefit from the use of the pool on a weekly basis.
Sadly, the entire building is very tired and in need of refurbishment. The pool was built in 1977 and has received very little attention since then. A new roof is required as the current one leaks, the rest of the building needs complete modernization also, including full insulation.
The unique star studded snooker cue and the money it raises will go someway towards helping the school with their refurbishment efforts. The cue features autographs from the following snooker players, past & present:
- Mark Allen
- Stuart Bingham
- Nigel Bond
- Ali Carter
- Jamie Cope
- Dominic Dale
- Steve Davis
- Mark Davis
- Ryan Day
- Ken Doherty
- Graeme Dott
- Tony Drago
- Peter Ebdon
- Marco Fu
- Gerard Greene
- Anthony Hamilton
- Barry Hawkins
- Stephen Hendry
- John Higgins
- Andrew Higginson
- Michael Holt
- Ding Junhui
- Mark King
- Stephen Lee
- Shaun Murphy
- Ronnie O’Sullivan
- Joe Perry
- Neil Robertson
- Mark Selby
- Matthew Stevens
- Joe Swail
- Judd Trump
- Ricky Walden
- Jimmy White
- Mark Williams
Online bidding for the cue will open from Saturday May 7th and will run until Monday May 9th with bidding for the auction as a whole concluding from 12pm. Viewing of this lot and all others in the auction shall be held on saturday May 7th between 10am and 12pm and the same time on Monday May 9th.
If you would like to help Alfreton Park Community Special School then please contact Margaret on 07754 565578 or Cheryl on 01773 832019.
Friday, April 22, 2011
IT'S A PATRIOTIC month what with St George's Day and Kate & Wills tying the knot.
And 'Pyes' are honoring the occasions with flag flying and bunting baring.
John Pye & Sons wishes everyone a wonderful time this sunny bank holiday season!
Friday, April 8, 2011
The majority of the laptops will go through Sale Room 2 and sold on Tuesdays through out April and beyond.
These auctions will also include touch screen monitors and base units.
As ever, it's a case of keeping an eye on the website for catalogues and images: www.johnpye.co.uk
Thursday, March 10, 2011
'Pyes' have had all sorts of weird and wonderful items go through their auction house over the years. And this life-sized inflatable pub has to make the top ten!
The Pub photographed above with Sale Room staff Lincoln Hughes and Danny Pitchford, was previously used for high profile corporate events and has been entrusted to John Pye & Sons by a leading Finance Company.
Purchased by an events company in 2007, the pub originally cost just under £15,000. The online auction will take place on Saturday March 19th - Mon March 21st.
Below: Coverage on the front of todays Nottingham Post.
For auction details visit www.johnpye.co.uk
Friday, February 18, 2011
With a substantial increase in furniture stock, the fifth saleroom will be used for furniture viewings for online auctions that will take place fortnightly in conjunction with Saleroom 4.
The first to take place will commence on Friday Feb 25th, with viewings to take place at the regular weekend times (Fridays 8am - 10am & Saturdays 10am - 12 noon).
As part of a countrywide clearance of stock from a leading UK High St Retailer, a wide range of quality furniture is to be auctioned throughout February and March. Stock includes: living room & bedroom furniture, dining tables & chairs and entertainment units.
Initial images are already online at http://www.facebook.com/jpyeauctioneers - and full details will be available on our website next week.
Thursday, January 27, 2011
The 2 Berth Canal narrowboat with a 6ft 10inch Beam has a steel hull powered by a single diesel engine (BMC 1.5hp).
Tom comes complete with Vanette Cooker, Morso Heater and Paloma PH 5-2F Water Heater.
VIEWING: Friday February 4th (9am to 4pm)
LOCATION: Near The Mermaid Pub, Bridgnorth Rd, Wolverhampton, W.Midlands WV6 8BN
ON-LINE BIDDING: Starts Friday 4th & Ends Monday 7th Feb. 2pm (3 minute rule applies) - Bidders advised to view goods to their own satisfaction before bidding.
FURTHER DETAILS TO FOLLOW ON WEBSITE: http://www.johnpye.co.uk/6523.html
Monday, January 24, 2011
The unique piano has become available for auction after having undertaken a three year tour of the UK, Davenport now wants to offer it some respite in a good home.
Singer songwriter Jamie Cullum had intended to home the piece until it became apparent that access points to his studio were too small for the 3m x 1.5m instrument.
The Baby Grand has attracted high profile interest since its conception in 2007, gaining advocacy from some of the most influential leaders in the design world.
Its wide spread appeal is largely due to its ability to enable the pianist to interact with the instrument in a revolutionary way, offering a more literal perspective to the word ‘harmony’ as the player controls movement as well as music.
Interior and Furniture Designer Sarah said “I have played the piano since I was three years old and have utilised it to escape from reality, however I became increasingly frustrated with the lack of soul I found in the majority of piano designs. I realised that when playing the piano - true music which evokes is not created by simply placing fingers on keys - but working with something - a force to communicate thoughts and feelings and to feed the soul.”
Located in Nottingham, England the instrument itself was crafted in the early 1900s, originally belonging to the Ambassador of Hong Kong, and the outer design is made of mirrored effect and veneered Canadian rock maple. Sarah said “I wanted the look of it to remain as simple as possible - overcomplicating materials or styles would have confused the message.
“After much deep consideration I realised that this force is actually your other persona - the other you. The mirror was introduced to reflect this fact and when playing chichi - you can visually work with 'you' playing back in the mirror. The character, sound and message of the piano changes according to the player, allowing a fluidity of 'soul' which anybody can become a part of."
Aptly and affectionately named ‘Chi Chi’, the piano was launched at the London Design Festival in 2007 and has since toured the UK, visiting concert halls, schools and contemporary art galleries.
Sarah added: “Over 1,000 people have put their fingers to the mirrored keys, from those who have never played the piano before to concert pianists, from under a year old to 80 and above.
“I wanted to create a feeling of oneness, which is where the movement was introduced. Many had fun rocking and laughing however many serious musicians have described losing all sense of time and place as they joined as one with Chichi.”
Whilst the piano is the only one of its type in existence Sarah intends to create unique pianos to order and is currently in talks with one of the worlds leading music companies about creating another to be showcased in the lobby of their Head Office.
Sarah is now keen for the piano to go to a good home and sealed bids will be accepted by Auctioneers John Pye & Sons between the Friday 14th and the Monday 31st of January.
For further details visit: or call Cathy Rowson on + 44 0870 910 9000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The piano was built by Davenport Designers and Cabinetmakers, of which Sarah Davenport is the Creative Director.
Tuesday, October 5, 2010
FOUNDER AND CHAIRMAN of John Pye & Sons, John Pye took to the rostrum last Wednesday to conduct the beginning of Pyes' weekly Saleroom 1 Electrical Retail Auction.
On the week of John Pye's 80th birthday he was back in the hot seat with a Gavel in his hand and a twinkle in his eye, in front of approx. 200 buyers, proving the old adage that once a skill is mastered 'you never lose it'.
Thursday, September 16, 2010
Read the Nottingham Evening Post's coverage: http://www.thisisbusiness-eastmidlands.co.uk/latestnews/John-Pye-opens-fourth-saleroom-growth/article-2703846-detail/article.html
Monday, September 13, 2010
Chris Fish, Recoveries Manager, for Pyes' sister company MA Julious, swapped his suit and tie for shorts and trainers at the weekend and ran a grueling 13 miles for cancer charity, Maggie's.
Running as part of the annual Robin Hood Festival of Running, Chris managed to raise an impressive £1,000 for the charity which needs to raise £3 million to build a Maggie's Centre in Nottingham.
Having undergone a two and a half month training programme, Chris’ motivation was to raise funds for a Nottingham Maggie’s Centre which will offer help, support and advice to anyone who has problems, large or small associated with cancer.
Chris said "I'd like to thank everyone at Pyes who sponsored me, it definitely eased the pain in my legs as I was running! All in all I was happy with the time and although I am aching and limping a wee bit today, it was well worth it, and I'm looking forward to doing another one. Eventually."
Chris broke his personal record by completing the race in 1 hour 51 minutes and whilst record numbers reportedly entered this year, Chris’ time was in the top 24%.
Maggie's is John Pye & Sons charity of choice and fundraising takes place through out the year.
Thursday, July 29, 2010
Monday, July 26, 2010
Friday, July 2, 2010
Monday, June 7, 2010
The Nottingham Evening Post Business Awards have short listed the bespoke online case management platform under the category of Best Use of IT & Communications.
Assetline provides a transparent and easily accessible path for clients from the UK's Banking, Finance, Recovery and Retail sectors to trace assets and stock from appraisal through to sale.
Updated in realtime, Assetline offers clients 24 hour access to a comprehensible report on the status of their assets (gradings, locations and logistics) as well as providing a transparent breakdown of any incurred charges.
Managing Director, Adam Pye said "Due to the recent implementation of more stringent insolvency regulations as well as the general nature of corporate asset management, Assetline has become more pertinent than ever in the marketplace.
"Assetline proved to be so successful in terms of speed, efficiency and reducing our mountains of paperwork that we began rolling it out to selected clients on a password protected basis."
Heavily involved in the realisation of corporate assets, Assetline has so far helped John Pye & Sons manage more than 900 auctions involving more than 2.5 million items ranging from IPods to industrial plant and commercial vehicles.
The Nottingham Evening Post Business Awards ceremony will take place on the 1st of July.
Thursday, June 3, 2010
Wednesday, May 26, 2010
Monday, March 15, 2010
Tuesday, March 9, 2010
THIS WEEK (w/c March 8th) promises to be Pyes' biggest auction week of 2010 with four notable auctions running both on-site and online.
Thursday, February 4, 2010
JOHN PYE & SONS today pledged its support to Maggie's Cancer charity appeal to help towards raising £3m to build a specialist cancer support unit in Nottingham.
Wednesday, February 3, 2010
Thursday, January 21, 2010
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
Thursday, November 12, 2009
Monday, November 9, 2009
Monday, October 26, 2009
Working out of John Pye & Sons' new office in
Tuesday, June 30, 2009
Monday, June 22, 2009
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
TV viewing figures have revealed that 2.2 million UK viewers tuned into BBC2's Money Programme, which featured John Pye & Sons auctions, on Thursday November 6th.
The figure is considered a strong count for BBC2 and may rise as the documentary is also available on 'iPlayer', an online viewing portal on the BBC website. The documentary can be accessed at:
John Pye & Sons auction features 4 minutes into the programme.
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
The TV crew travelled to Nottingham from London and spent five hours filming Saleroom 2 viewing, the auction itself inside the bidding rooms, buyers and conducted an interview with Pyes MD and Principal Auctioneer, Adam Pye.
The documentary is to be shown on Thursday November 6th on BBC2 at 7.20pm.