Peter Wilson (auctioneer)
Wilson's father was Sir Matthew Wilson of Eshton Hall, Gargrave, Yorkshire. He was educated at Eton College and at New College, Oxford. He worked for British Intelligence during World War II, in London and Washington DC.
He was made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 1970, and was made honorary life president of Sotheby's in 1980, when he stood down as chairman. Wilson owned Garden Lodge at Logan Place in London's Kensington district for several years.
Wilson is mentioned in the Ian Fleming story "The Property of a Lady", commissioned by Sotheby's for use in their annual journal, The Ivory Hammer, and which was adapted as the auction sequence in the film Octopussy.
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