Viewing items: Lots can be viewed in person Sundays 9am-1pm and Monday from 9am. You can buy a catalogue for £1 and ask for advice about lots or any of our services. Condition reports are available on request, if you cannot make it to the sale.
In person: You must register with the office and obtain a paddle number by leaving a £10 refundable deposit.
Bid Online: Weekly online sales all our lots are advertised with Antiques trade gazette’s online website the-saleroom.com, if you register with them you can listen to the auction live and bid online, there is an additional 3% added to the buyers premium (from 1st November 2018 online premium will increase to 4.95%)
Pre-bid/ commission: If you cannot be present at the auction, leave your maximum amount and the auctioneer will bid on your behalf. the office can bid on your behalf.
Phone bid: Leave the office your contact detail and they will call you when the lot comes up, and you can bid from the comfort of your own home or work.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, just attached your name, address and contact details for the bid to be valid, by 1pm on the sale day (Monday).
Buyer’s premium: 15% plus VAT on the hammer price, a minimum commission of £3 plus VAT on any lot £10 or less. 30% deposit paid on auction night, on uncleared goods.
Payments: Cash, debit/ credit cards and bank transfers, subject to auctioneer’s discretion.
Clearing lots: Items purchased must be cleared by WEDNESDAY following the sale, before 5pm. The auctioneer reserves the right to charge storage of £2.50 per day per lot.
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