Being a family-owned company influences the way we do business. With our name on the door we think it’s as important for us to work with integrity, as it is to offer the right mix of antiques and fine arts for our clients. And to deal fairly on behalf of both sellers and purchasers. Throughout our history, we’ve worked to ensure this ...
du Plessis Auction Gallery was established in Sydney in the mid 60s. With seven years’ experience arranging and conducting auctions worldwide for a London- and Luxembourg-based merchant bank and its subsidiaries, Peter moved with his young family to Australia.
Among the many auctions Peter conducted at this time – one of which he is particularly proud – was the estate of Australian author May Gibbs to benefit the children’s advocate organisation UNICEF.
After a rapid expansion into all states during this time, our head office was officially relocated to Adelaide in 1972. Together Peter and his wife, Robin, launched our reputation for selling quality antiques, paintings and collectibles, while also being instrumental in producing legislative changes to most auctioneers acts across Australia. Robin also served on the committee of the Society of Auctioneers & Appraisers (SA) for much of the 1980s and presented workshops for the Real Estate Institute’s auction school.