When buying at our auction you will need to register with accounts to obtain a bidding card. We will need your name, address & a contact number. You can also bid via leaving a commission bid. This is when you leave a written bid with us with your details. This can be done via email, phone or in person. Commission bids via email need to be received before 8am on the day of the sale. Other commission bids need to be in prior auction commencement.
If you are successful with a commission bid we will notify you within 24hrs via your contact number.
You can also bid via telephone. You will need to give us a telephone number where you can be contacted at & we will call you prior your chosen lot comes up for auction of which we will give you an estimated time of when to expect us.
Naturally items cannot be removed until they are paid for. An auction assistant will help you with this.
Our buyer commission rates are only 12.5% (currently no VAT).
Selling at auction.
We offer free appraisal for your items you are considering for auction & free advice on how to market them successfully.
As mentioned within Our Services tab we are able to collect house clearances, larger items or collections as we have our own transport charged at £1 per mile one way to cover fuel costs.
Our vendor commission rates are only 12.5% (currently no VAT). Individual lots selling at over £1000 at the hammer, vendor commission rates are just 7.5%. From January 1st 2013 there will be a £1.00 admin charge to cover recent rise in postage on part sold/sold accounts.
We DO NOT charge a lotting fee of any kind.
We are able to accept cash, debit & credit card payments. We accept Visa, Mastercard & American Express. Visa & Mastercard carry a 2.5% surcharge whilst American Express carries a surcharge of 4%. These are charges that are charged to us by the card companies. Please note you will need to be present to enter your pin number to pay via card.
We can accept personal cheque/money orders/bankers draft or bank transfers from UK distance buyers only providing the items remain with us until your payment has fully cleared.
We can accept cheque, money orders or bank transfers from overseas buyers but there maybe a banking charge. We are unable to accept personal cheque on the day of sale, Western Union or Paypal payments.
Once payment has been received items can be then collected or shipped as required.
We are able to offer a packing & shipping service although insurance cannot be purchased on all these services. We do have plenty of experience though shipping to all corners of the world. We would use quality couriers – Royal Mail for smaller items & Interparcel (usually UPS) for larger ones.
We would recommend Mail Boxes Etc who offer a professional packing service & can fully insure higher value antique items.