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Remote Bidding

We have a number of remote bidding options for those unable to attend the sale in person. All bids are only accepted on the condition that the potential bidder has satisfied themselves as to what they are bidding on.

  • By Website
    Return to current catalogues page and click on the 'estimated price', where you can send your bids automatically to us. All such bids must be received 30 minutes before sale commences. Please remember that your time zone may be different to ours. (For example, we are eight hours ahead of US West Coast.).
  • By Telephone
    01379 650306 (+44 1379 650306 outside the UK). No later than 30 minutes before sale commences.
  • By Fax
    All of our bid terms are available on request. 01379 644313 (+44 1379 644313 outside the UK). Please download the following document Written bid form print the form and fax back no later than 30 minutes before the sale commences.

Commission/Written Bids

Any bids entrusted to the Auctioneers will be faithfully executed on behalf of the buyer. If purchased for you the price will be at as low a level as other bidding or reserve price allows. In the situation of identical bids, the auctioneers may, at their discretion on your behalf, exceed your commission by one bid to secure the lot for you. Please also remember that a Buyer's Premium will be charged on the hammer price at 15% (VAT is charged on the premium). Collection is required upon notification of your success, click for a full list of auction bidding conditions.

Please refer to our Advice For Buyers section for payment and further advice.

Condition Reports

We do not offer condition reports. We are pleased to provide e-mail images of items with a guide price over £50, time permitting, for your assessment. If required we will give an honest opinion as to the damage or restoration which is immediately apparent. We can give no guarantee on authenticity, completeness or concealed restoration. We strongly recommend your personal viewing of the item. If purchase is subsequently effected - viewed or not viewed - full liability as to the price, condition, authenticity and suitability is that of the purchaser.


We are pleased to recommend successful bidders to Mailboxes Etc. Upon notification of your purchases, please settle the account with our auction office, then contact Mailboxes direct to obtain an estimate of costs on 01245 262 527.


Where goods are intended for shipping, it is the buyers responsibility to ascertain if any specific licences are required. If the item is to be immediately exported outside the E.U. the buyer will need to notify us at the point of purchase and provided approved shipping documents to benefit from current V.A.T. rules.