Bidding at Auction

New buyers will need to complete a registration form and may asked for some proof of identity, however, once registered as buyer we will not need you to register again at subsequent sales.

On the sale day you will be provided with a bidding number exclusive to that sale which needs to be shown to the auctioneer each time a lot is purchased.

It is strongly recommended that you take the opportunity to carefully inspect the lots that you intend to bid for.

Bidding in the room is often the best way to buy, however, if you cannot attend on the sale day there are two alternatives. Our commission is 15% whichever way you choose to bid.

Absentee Bidding

Often describe as a commission bid you can leave written instructions for the auctioneer to bid on your behalf up the maximum bid that you are prepared to make. The auctioneer will endeavour to purchase for you as cheaply as is permitted by other bids and reserves.

Telephone Bidding

For higher value items we will, at our discretion, accept bids at the telephone. Telephone bids must be booked by 6.00 pm on the evening prior to the sale and we will call you on the number that you provide just before your lot is offered for sale to enable you to bid.


Purchases must be paid for on the sale day, by cash, debit card or credit card (subject to a 1.75% fee).

Selling at Auction

Please contact us either on 01778 440514 or 07580 230000 for pre-sale advice whether you have a single item to sell or a whole house to clear. For small items we will be pleased to accept entries up to three weeks before a sale so we can have the opportunity to photograph and research as appropriate. Entries are also accepted at the saleroom by appointment up to three weeks before each sale. Our entry fees are just £1.25 per lot plus 15% commission.

We aim to make selling an auction an easy cost effective option so do not hesitate to pick up the telephone and call Peter Morris on 01778 440514 or 07580 230000 we will be pleased to help.
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