Bidding at the auction sales

Buying at auction

If you wish to bid on any of the lots offered for sale at the auction, you must first register with us as a bidder, when we will allocate you a paddle number. Please go to our Bidders Registration form page to print off an application form.

On the day of the auction, if you wish to bid, hold up your paddle number so that it can be clearly seen by the auctioneer. If you are the highest bidder, and your bid is successful, the auctioneer will note your paddle number and price bid and send this information through to the office.

You may then come to the office to make payment. Once the item is paid for, you will be given two copies of your invoice, one for you to keep and the other to present to one of our porters, who will find the item for you, and sign off the copy invoice to show that it has been collected.

Please bring your own packaging, bags, etc., for any items you wish to bid on, as we do not provide a packing service.

If you are unable to attend the auction, but wish to place an absentee/commission bid on any Lot for sale in the auction, you can print off and send to us by email, the Absentee / Commission Bid form. On this you indicate the highest price you are willing to bid for the Lot. The auctioneer will then bid on your behalf in increments up to the maximum of your highest bid. If you are successful we will contact you by email to let you know the auction results, and to send your invoice, which must be paid by bank transfer. Please note, we can only accept absentee/commission bids by email, or delivered to our office. We will not accept any absentee/commission bids received after 3pm the day prior to the sale date.

Please note: we do not currently offer telephone bidding or online bidding services.

Items must be paid for and collected within 3 days of the auction sale.

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