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 the 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 the sale start time.
  • By Telephone - 01379 650306 (+44 1379 650306 outside the UK). No later than 30 minutes before the sale commences. Remote bidders will be required to register a valid UK debit/credit card. In registering by telephone, unless alternative arrangements are agreed with us, the bidder authorises payment in full on the registered card.   

Commission / Written Bids

Any bids entrusted to the Auctioneers will be faithfully executed on behalf of the buyer. Only bids over £10 may be submitted by written bid. We can only accept bids where you, or an agent acting on your behalf, has inspected the lot. By placing a bid you are agreeing that you have done this. 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 18% (VAT is charged on the premium). Payment and collection is required upon notification of your success.

Live Internet Bidding via the-saleroom.com 

Many of our specialist auctions are served with live internet bidding from home, at work or on the move. This service is provided by the-saleroom.com at an additional charge of 3% of the hammer price, and buyers will need to register with them. Auctions with this facility will be shown in the current auction listings. 

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

Lot Reports

We are pleased to provide email 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.

Packaging

We are pleased to recommend successful bidders to Mailboxes Etc. or Budget Pick'n'Pack. Upon notification of your purchases, please settle the account with our auction office, then contact one of our providers to obtain an estimate

Mailboxes Etc. 01245 262 527  info@mbemail.co.uk

Budget Pick'n'Pack 0330 123 4461 or 07944 404483 budgetpicknpack@outlook.com who offer a dedicated courier service for valuable items and firearms.

Shipping

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 of the E.U. the buyer will need to notify us at the point of purchase and provide approved shipping documents to benefit from current V.A.T rules