BUYING

Viewing

Our Viewing times are as follows to ensure operational efficiency and robust security processes:

•     Saturday prior to sale - 9.30am - 12 noon.

•     Thursday before sale day - 10.30am - 7.00pm.

•     Day of sale - 9.00am to commencement of selling.

Outside of these viewing times, it may be possible to arrange an appointment.

Registration and Bidding

If you attend in person you will need to register as a buyer on arrival. 

Before you bid on an item, we suggest you either view it in person or request further details.  This can also be obtained by calling 01285 646050. Condition reports for lots valued £100 or over are free of charge.  For lots valued under £100 there is a £10 admin fee. Condition reports are completed on a rotational basis; regrettably we cannot guarantee requests received after midday the day prior to the sale will be fulfilled due to time constraints.

If you are unable to bid in person on the sale day, you may leave a commission or telephone bid by contacting our Salerooms or completing one of the forms below. This will allow you to leave your maximum bid per lot, we will then bid on your behalf, buying as cheaply as reserve prices or other bids allow.  We encourage you to place your commission and telephone bids as early as possible. Requests received on the morning of the sale will be considered but are subject to the auction schedule.

Commission/Telephone Bidding Form.

Alternatively you can bid online via Live Bidding - Please note there is an online premium of 6% to cover this service. 

Buyer's Premium

All lots are subject to a 20% buyer's premium plus VAT at the current level.

Please view our Buyer's Terms & Conditions for full details including payment.

Artists' Resale Rights

Please also note, some paintings and works of art may be subject to an additional charge of between 0.25% & 4% plus VAT for artists' resale rights (Droite de suite) for items sold over 1,000 Euros.

Collection of Goods

Collection of goods should be made by close of business on the Wednesday after a sale to avoid storage charges (see below).  We are open for collection on the Saturday after a sale day from 9.00am until 12noon.

Space is a premium asset for the Salerooms and to ensure we can continue to offer a professional service to all our customers we have to ensure that goods are collected in a timely manner. The storage charges per buyer are:

•     Up to 3 working days from date of sale - FREE.

•     4 to 5 working days after the sale - £50.

•     6 to 7 working days after the sale - £100.

•     After 7 days - £10 storage charge per lot, per day in addition to the charges outlined above.

We are able to post some items.  For more information please contact the Saleroom or complete the form below.

Packaging & Postage Form 
 

 

 

 

 

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