Forthcoming Sales

26 Jan 2022 13:00 to
28 Jan 2022 10:00

17 Mar 2022 10:00 to
18 Mar 2022

30 Jun 2022 10:00

Who's who

  • James Bridges -

    Director, Martel Maides Auctions

    James joined Martel Maides Auctions as a Director in January 2010, after two years acting as a consultant for the firm. He has over fifteen years of experience within the international auctioneering and antiques field, joining Bonhams after leaving Oxford University in 1993 and progressing to Sothebys in 1998, heading the Toy Department at both firms. This period was followed by six years as an independent antiques dealer with outlets in the UK, USA and online, specialising in collectable toys and antique furniture. In addition to auction valuations and cataloguing, he is responsible for Martel Maides Auctions' formal valuation services for Insurance, Probate and Family Division and is enjoying broadening his knowledge to include specialist fields such as Channel Islands silver and paintings.

  • Richard Fox -

    Director, Martel Maides Auctions

    Richard Fox is the director in charge of Open Market Residential Sales and Lettings. After leaving UK based education with an honours degree in Fine Art, his early career path rather incongruously led him to a ten year stint in shellfish farming and through a period in property renovation before arriving at Martel Maides. He has been a leading negotiator specialising in Open Market sales for 25 years and is respected for a pedigree that is second to none. He has been privileged to sell many of the Island’s finest homes - quite often, more than once! Richard is also a director of Martel Maides Auctions.

  • Keith Enevoldsen, FNAEA -

    Director Martel, Maides Auctions

    Keith Enevoldsen was born in Guernsey and educated at Elizabeth College. Having originally worked for the Civil Service prior to branching out into his own watersports business, he entered into Guernsey's property market as an Open Market negotiator in the early eighties. After ten very successful years he found a fresh challenge in the world of retail finance - selling money! However, he missed the cut and thrust of the property market and joined Martel Maides in 2001 as a Local Market negotiator; becoming the department manager in 2003 and a Director of the Company in 2004. He brings a formidable mix of enthusiasm, experience and professionalism which clients and applicants expect from Guernsey's leading property agency. Also, a qualified Auctioneer, Keith can also be found selling chattels and furniture on Thursday afternoons at our Auction Rooms. He tries to keep some spare time for boating and any competitive sport he can find!

  • Nick Renny -

    Director & Auctioneer - Martel Maides Auctions

    Nick qualified as a chartered surveyor in 1976. He worked for Chesterton International in London, being appointed a partner of the UK business and then spent 11 years as president of the USA business in New York, before returning to Guernsey in 1997 where he joined Martel Maides as a Director. Loving the sound of his own voice, he found a new niche as auctioneer of land, residential properties, and such oddities as WWII German fortifications. He currently holds the island record having auctioned a single property for £5 million. He has a lifelong passion for antiques and collectibles having started collecting swords and bayonets as a child. Nick finds fine silver almost irresistible, much to the dismay of his wife.

  • Jason Yendell -

    Business Development Manager / Auctioneer

    Jason joined MMA in January 2016 as Business Development Manager, after 20 years working in the Finance Industry. He joined Baring Brothers London after graduating from Bournemouth University and spent the next 10 years working in various London based Banks, including S.G.Warburg, Merrill Lynch and Bank of New York. He returned to Guernsey in 2005 where he worked for HSBC Private Bank CI Ltd up until making the decision to make a complete career change to join MMA. His love of art, design and contemporary furniture, together with his experience gained in large financial institutions should hopefully drive the auction business expansion plans. Being a small team, he also gets involved with all aspects of the auction business, including time on the rostrum!

  • Shaun Vidamour -

    Fine Art Cataloguer / Auctioneer

    Shaun is the second longest serving member the team at MMA and has always had a love of antiques and curiosities and is an avid collector of silver. Although a born and bred Guernseyman Shaun has travelled the world extensively and has had many varied jobs as a Tree Surgeon and Youth Worker to name but a few. With his trademark moustache and loud shirts and suits he can sometimes be seen sporting lovely bow tie. He helps MMA financially by being one of their best customers as he can't resist buying in our auctions ! His tea and coffee making skills are legendary, so much so, that they appear to be only an annual occurrence. Outside MMA, he can be found herding cows, in his kitchen cooking up masterpieces, or enjoying the odd glass of wine. Shaun is now a fully fledged auctioneer, having been on the rostrum regularly since getting his license, with his now familiar cries of “hammer's up”, “fair warn” and some interesting pronunciations of certain lots!

  • Drew Masterston -

    Head Porter

    Andrew (Drew) Masterton was born and educated in Guernsey but as soon as he could he left the island to go travelling and expand his horizons. Drew has mainly worked stores and manual trades but did have a career break to become fully qualified in bomb disposal operative with Mines Awareness Trust in Kosovo. Which may or may not come in handy at the Auction Rooms ! Drew has an avid interest in collecting books, vinyl and anything to do with military especially the German Occupation and Second World war, so working at MMA is his ideal job, plus his commute to work takes 103 seconds!

  • Camille Ross-Burrows -

    Client Relationship Manager/Junior Specialist - Jewellery

    Local girl Camille joined Martel Maides Auctions as a Client Relationship Manager in January 2020 following four years living in London. While in the city, she gained varied experience at two of the big London auction houses; cutting her teeth at Bonhams as a Senior Bids Administrator and later moving to Sotheby’s to work as their Digital Client Services Coordinator. She holds a BA (Hons) in History of Art from the University of East Anglia and her husband works as an antique restorer and conservator which can come in very useful during Fine Furniture and Art sale preparation! A great lover of art and antiques, Camille has a particular interest in fine, historic jewellery and is currently in the process of gaining her gemmological qualifications with The Gemmological Association of Great Britain. Outside MMA, Camille enjoys a glass of chilled white wine and sunny walks with her golden retriever, Ruska.

  • Chris Warr -

    Accounts Manager

    Chris is MMA's 'numbers man'. With a career that has included accountancy, money management, stock broking, and investment portfolio management it could be argued numbers are in his blood. That would be along with the odd glass of red wine or pint of 'real ale'. When not working on spreadsheets he can frequently be found walking the picturesque L'Ancresse Common, often with a set of golf clubs in hand, which some would argue is one way to ruin a good walk. They've clearly seen him play!

  • Sara de la Mare -


    Guernsey girl Sara is the newest member of the team starting mid pandemic 2020. Joining us having spent the last 11 years working as an officer at Les Nicolles Prison. During her time there she learnt a number of useful skills including qualifying as a Negotiator for majesty's Prison service which can only be a bonus in the auction industry. Sara has a keen interest in antiques and collectables with an impressive collection of vintage toys and her collection of curiosities from around the world. She favours a night at a museum over going "OUT OUT" hands down and prefers a long walk with her dogs or working on one of her long list of Arts and crafts projects. Sara has a busy home life what with 3 sons, 2 dogs, a cat and a husband to look after, she says its nice to come to work for a break!