Mellors & Kirk was founded in Nottingham in 1993. One of the leading regional Fine Art Auctioneers and under two hours from London, our central location is ideal for all visitors, buyers and sellers alike, seasoned collectors or those merely curious about the fascinating world of the saleroom. We have over 20 years experience and hold regular auctions of antiques and fine art.
We regularly conduct free antiques and fine art valuation days across the Midlands in Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire, Staffordshire, Warwickshire and Worcestershire. You can also visit our Nottingham Auction House to receive a free valuation in person.
Our light and spacious Auction House is designed to make browsing the lots a pleasure and a visit an enjoyable experience. We offer what we hope will always be a friendly and professional service. There is sufficient parking and the Nottingham tram system means that we are only a short hoop - 5 minutes - from the railway station. The tram stop is sited opposite the Auction House. Homemade light lunches and refreshments on view and sale days should make a visit irresistible!
Nigel Kirk - Director
It would be easier to list what does not interest Nigel in matters of Art and Literature. A chartered surveyor, columnist, occasional writer and collector, a particular fascination in the Romantic Period. He is the 'face' of Mellors & Kirk on a number of popular TV programmes
Martha Parvin – Management
Martha has worked for Mellors & Kirk since 1994. She has a wide ranging role overseeing the organisation and business development. Company Secretary since 2000, she was instrumental in the buy-out that led directly to Mellors & Kirk becoming one of the major regional Salerooms.
Marie Stainton – Marketing
Marie joined Mellors & Kirk in 2000. She is responsible for digital communications, valuations and other events and publicity, online and in print.
Lorna Sleaford – Reception
Lorna deals with general enquiries and warmly welcomes visitors to the saleroom.
Simon Gough – Saleroom
Simon is an experienced General Valuer and Auctioneer who started at Mellors & Kirk in the traditional way, joining the firm as saleroom porter in 2008
Ryan O'Sullivan - Jewellery & Silver
Our jewellery specialist holds a BSc Gemmology & Jewellery Studies and is FGA and DGA qualified. He joined Mellors & Kirk in 2018 and is keenly gaining experience in watches and silver
Eddy Barry – Transport
Eddy has been responsible for all removals since Mellors & Kirk’s inception in 1993.
Jon Hancock – Photography
A professional photographer, Jon has worked full time for Mellors & Kirk since joining in 2015
Paul Stocks-Hallam - Saleroom
Paul has long experience in the safe handling of antiques and fragile works of art having worked at Mellors & Kirk as a saleroom porter for many years
Allison Brandon – Accounts
The manager of the department, a role to which she was appointed in 1998, Allison overseas all aspects of accounting including VAT returns and end of year accounts
Lynn Straw - Accounts
Lynn is responsible for online and in person buyers' accounts and sellers' payments.
Dawn Shepherd-Marriot - Accounts
Dawn is responsible for online and in person buyers' accounts and sellers' payments. She joined Mellors & Kirk in 2019
Glynn Clarkson – Photography
Glynn is one of the most experienced specialist photographers of art and antiques in the UK. He has worked for a number of leading Fine Art Auctioneers having started at Sotheby’s in 1990. He has worked for Mellors & Kirk for many years.
Mieko Gray, MA (SOAS, University of London) – Japanese Works of Art Consultant
Mieko is widely regarded as a leading expert in the arts of Asia, especially Japan. She identifies and attributes Japanese works of art for Mellors & Kirk.
Ian Wilkinson – Antiquarian Books
Ian, a former Divisional IT Manager for a global company, has had a lifelong passion for old and rare books, first nurtured as a young boy growing up in York. He has spent over 35 years researching and collecting antiquarian books, and in the early 1980s established his own part-time business selling fine and rare books to customers around the world.
Alan Judd – Coins
Mellors & Kirk has sold many exceptional collections of coins. Alan has a lifetime’s experience of assessing coins, from the classical period to the 20th century and from every civilisation.