How to Buy
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We are always keen to welcome new clients as well as our regular auction addicts, so if you have any questions about how to buy, or about the lots themselves, we are happy to give friendly, honest advice - just ask. To view our current catalogue click here.
Before placing a bid:
Register with us at reception, showing your identification, to obtain a bidding number.
We are not able to specify the condition of any lot within the catalogue description, but our valuers are available during the week prior to the auction to answer any questions about any lots and we can email close up images of any wear/damage upon request, provided requests are made before the day of the auction.
Bidding in person:
The best way to bid is in person on the day of the auction. The auction is open for viewing on Friday from 9am - 8pm and on auction day from 9am. Auctions start at 10am. Simply register with us at reception and obtain a bidding number prior to the auction. Directions to the auction room can be found on the Contact Us page
You can bid live online via this website - register to listen, watch and bid as the auction takes place. Please note this has an additional buyers premium of 3.6% inc VAT.
You can also bid live on the-saleroom.com. Bids are subject to an additional 5.94% inc.
If you are unable to attend on auction day, it is possible to authorise us to bid on your behalf, by completing a bid form and stating your maximum bid. You can also leave commission bids via our website. We will execute your bids as cheaply as possible, taking into account any other bids and/or reserves. Please ensure you are registered as a buyer before placing a bid
It is possible to bid over the telephone on selected lots, of estimated value over £500. All telephone bids must be arranged in advance and are strictly at our discretion.
All bids are subject to buyer’s premium of 24% inc VAT. (All bids submitted via live bidding incur an additional fee of 3.6% inc VAT and bids via the-saleroom.com incur an additional fee of 5.94% inc VAT).
Payment and Collection:
All items must be paid for and collected by 6pm on auction day or by 5pm on the following Monday. (Tuesday following a bank holiday)
Payment can be made by card or by bank transfer.
Terms and Conditions:
Please note that a sale by public auction is not a consumer sale for the purposes of the Sale of Goods Act 1979 as replaced by the Consumer Rights Act 2015. Buyers must inspect items or request a condition report if not attending, before placing a bid.
Download our terms and conditions here: