Register with us to be notified about Auctions.
Printed catalogues are also available one week before the Auction at a cost of £2.50 (+£1 p&p).
All Auctions are held on a Saturday and start promptly at 10.30 am.
Viewings are on the Thursday evening from 5pm - 9pm and Friday from 9am – 5pm preceding the Auction and restricted viewing on the morning of the sale between 8.15am and 10.15am.
Lots cannot be viewed whilst the sale is in progress.
When you attend a viewing session the Auctioneer is always present and is happy to give his opinion on any lot and indicate the price he expects the antiques to achieve.
Bids may be in person at the Auction, via this website (just browse the catalogue for the item of your choice), by completing and signing our standard Bidding Form enclosed in the Auction catalogue (available one week before the Auction – call 01306 884556), by email to be received by no later than 10am (GMT) on the morning of the Auction, by telephone or by prior booking of a telephone line to bid for a specific item, see our Buyer’s Terms and Conditions of Sale for more information.
If you are attending the Auction you will need to check what time the antiques you are interested in are likely to be sold. Generally the Auctioneer sells between 140 and 160 lots an hour. The Auction is divided into various categories and the time each category starts is set out in the front of the catalogue. The Auctioneer will not start auctioning any category before the time shown.
You should aim to arrive at the Auction Room at least half an hour before the time the lot you are interested in is due to be sold. This will enable you to register with us as a buyer and collect your bidding number card. You will also be able to get a feel for what is happening.
The Auctioneer usually takes bids from two or three people at a time on any lot. If you wish to bid you should raise your hand to ensure that your bid is noticed by the Auctioneer. The Auctioneer will then be able to look to you for further bids until you decide that you wish to stop bidding (when you need simply shake your head) or are successful in purchasing your lot.
When the Auctioneer’s hammer falls a legally binding contract is made. It is therefore important that you are aware of all the Buyer’s Terms and Conditions of Sale.
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