Buying Catalogues

Fully illustrated catalogues are available online from the Wednesday prior to each auction.  Printed catalogues are available for purchase from the General Sales - £2 - available Thursday prior to sale

  • General Sales - £2 - available Thursday prior to sale
  • Fine Art Sales - £2 - available 7 days prior to sale

Bidding Numbers

If attending the auction in person, bidding numbers are available on the day of the sale from the time the auction rooms open  You can register for a number until the end of the sale. If you have previously never registered with us, all you will need to supply us with is your name, address, postcode and telephone number and email address.

You have to obtain a new buyer number each time you attend a sale. There is no fee for registering.

If bidding online, you need to register through and follow the onscreen instructions.


First Time Buyers

Once you have obtained your buyer number you can bid on any lot in the sale. If you have never bid at auction before then it is advisable to watch the auctioneer for a few lots before your lot comes up so that you understand how the bidding progresses.

Do not be afraid to be bold in your bid and join the bidding early on so the auctioneer can establish your interest. If you think the auctioneer has not seen you then call out for his attention. If he misses your bid then you, unfortunately,  miss your lot.

Pre-Sale/Commission Bids

If you wish to bid in the sale but cannot attend the sale or do not wish to bid for yourself then we are happy to bid on your behalf with a pre-sale bid. Either complete one of our bidding cards and leave it at the office, or email your bids to in good time before the commencement of the sale.

It is your responsibility to ensure the lot numbers and the descriptions you have written down are correct, as lot number takes preference over description when we place the bids. We will bid on your behalf as if you were in the saleroom, we will attempt to get you your lot for the lowest price possible.

You can also bid live online through, leave auto-bids through them, if desired or watch the sale live online. 

Fine Art Sales

In addition to the above we can accept telephone bids which must be booked in advance with the auction office.

Buyers Premum

A 18.5% buyers premium operates, in addition to which VAT is applicable.

Accepted Payment Types

We accept a wide range of payment methods on the day, these include:

  • Cash
  • Debit card
  • Credit card
  • Bank transfer
  • Unfortunately we do not accept American Express.



Collections of Purchases - WITHIN 7 DAYS FROM SALE DATE

Lots are available for collection throughout the sale. Present your buyer number at the office and once your invoice is paid in full your item is available for collection. Return to the saleroom point of collection and obtain a porter to collect your lots. ALL PURCHASES MUST BE COLLECTED WITHIN 7 DAYS AS PER TERMS AND CONDITIONS.

Fine Art Sale Collections

  • Day of sale till 5pm
  • Monday to Friday following the sale 9am till 5pm Please note we do close for lunch between 12 and 1pm.

General Sale Collections

  • Day of sale till
  • Monday - Friday following the sale 9am until 5pm. Please note we do close for lunch between 12 and 1pm

Please Note

All purchasers must satisfy themselves as to the content and condition of every lot prior to purchase.  Please check your lots before leaving the premises. The auctioneers offer no guarantee whatsoever. All goods are sold in accordance with national conditions of sale applying at the time of auction. As displayed. All electrical items and cameras are sold as seen. 

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