Auctions are a fun way to buy or and sell virtually anything! You can view the items online then visit the sale rooms during the week or on the offical official ‘viewing days’ to inspect lots in person.
The auction starts at the designated time from Lot 1 and bidding is invited from the auctioneer’s ‘starting price’, each interested party will raise their ‘Paddle’ (allocated bidders number) and place the next bid – once everyone has finished, the highest bid wins and we proceed to Lot 2.
Our auctions generally have between 1,500 and 2,000 lots and on average 140 – 180 Lots per hour will go ‘under-the-hammer’.
When customers have finished bidding our office will produce an invoice for all the items successfully won, along with the auction premium and VAT added. Upon payment being made in full, customers are free to take the items from the auction sale rooms.
If you are unable to attend the auction in person, you can leave a ‘Book Bid’ (also known as an Absentee Bid or Commission Bid) instructing the auction to bid on your behalf up to a pre-set limit and win the item for the lowest price it can. Alternatively, bidders can register for our live online internet service where they can listen to the auction and bid in real time from their smartphone, tablet or pc. The webcast service also allows bidders to leave ‘auto bids’ and receive ‘auction alerts’ for items they wish to be notified of when they come into an auction.