Buying at auction is easy and it's a great way to furnish your home, buy a gift, start a collection, add to an existing one or just buy one item that fires your imagination.
You can bid in person after filling in a registration form at reception. Registration is free and there is no obligation to bid. You will be given a numbered "paddle" to bid with.
Alternatively you can book a telephone bid directly with us, for lots with an estimate starting at £200. Give us a call or book by email. There is no charge for this service.
If you have other plans on auction day, you can leave an absentee bid with us in person before the auction, by telephoning us or by email. Simply leave your details and the maximum amount you wish to bid up to and the auctioneer will have your bid on the rostrum. Please give us an email address and you will be contacted after the auction with details of your bid, if successful.
You can also bid online at the-saleroom.com. Please bear in mind there is an additional charge of 3% for this service.
If you are the winning bidder, you can pay at reception or by telephone with a debit or credit card. Please note that credit card payments are subject to a 3% extra charge. We do not take payment by cheque or American Express.
If you are interested in a lot which is unsold, it may be possible to make an offer post-sale. Please ask at reception or give us a call for further information.
Commission is charged at 22% + VAT, on top of the hammer price. For example, if the lot is sold for £100, the commission will be £22 + VAT, i.e. £26.4.
Collection of purchased lots should take place by 12 noon on the Friday following the auction. We can give you details of local companies who provide a delivery service, and a post and packing service for smaller items. Please note that if items are not collected in time, storage charges apply.
If you have any other questions, please get in touch.