Small Changes and News for 2024

Please see below some general news and updates, together with some changes for 2024;

ONLINE:

We have thought carefully and decided auctions will continue for the foreseeable future as live online only sales, although official restrictions were lifted some time ago, there are still cases of Covid around, people are cautious of gatherings and after nearly 3 years of online, it’s become the ‘norm’.  We are following the industry pattern of most UK auctions. Bidding online really does give buyers the freedom and advantages of bidding from ‘anywhere’.

That said, you are still encouraged and very welcome to visit the saleroom on the formal Viewing Days and Auction Days, a great opportunity to see & check all Lots in person before bidding – and see us, talk to a human, and ask any questions.

FEES:

Nobody likes fees or charges increasing, which we have delayed as long as possible, but with effect from 1st January 2024, our standard commission fees / auction premiums will increase by 2%.

That said, we’re pleased to announce a huge reduction and saving on higher value items in the auction: Buyer’s will only pay 10% on items over €1,000, rather than 16% going forward – that’s a huge discount! Seller’s will also have a substantially lower rate…

Usually hidden in the small print, but there is also the introduction of a minimum buyer’s fee on each Lot, (if the 16% auction premium falls below this amount) the auction premium will be €1.68 + vat, (€2.00). This only really affects the price you pay for Lots with hammer price under €10, otherwise it’s the default percentage rate.

Sadly, we will have to be tougher with the few buyers who are too slow or late in paying for their won auction Lots… Un-necessary delays are very unfair on the sellers of the Lots and the other bidders who wanted the items. Therefore, with effect from 1st January, late payment fees will apply from 7 days after the auction, an additional 3% or minimum €10 + vat. Most of our customers are great, and we really appreciate your business!

Please see updated details on our website, www.castle-auctions.com, look under the ‘About Us & Services’ menu at the ‘Buyers’ or ‘Sellers’ pages, for full and clear information.

ENTERING ITEMS:

We will continue to ask people to make appointments to enter items in the auction, due to the amount of demand we have been facing over the last couple of years, it’s the only way we can manage the space in our saleroom and Lot numbers in the auction. We want to give every seller the best service and display & promote their items to our mutual success.

Wherever possible, we encourage sellers to email us some photos of the items they wish to enter, so we can help you quicker and better.

Once again, have a great Christmas, you can still find some great gift ideas in our last sale of 2023 (16 Dec), see you soon, or next year!

Christmas Hours 2023

Please see below the opening days and times for both our salerooms, during the festive period;

Limassol Saleroom;

Saturday 16th December – OPEN 9am – 5pm (AUCTION DAY) last sale of 2023!
Sunday 17th December – CLOSED
Monday 18th December – OPEN 10am – 5pm (Collections & Entries by Apt.)
Tuesday 19th December – OPEN 10am – 5pm (Collections & Entries by Apt.)
Wednesday 20th December – CLOSED.
Thursday 21st December – OPEN 10am – 5pm (Collections & Entries by Apt.)
Friday 22nd December – OPEN 10am – 5pm (Collections & Entries by Apt.) *

* Last Working Day of 2023

We will be closed for Christmas Holidays and re-open;

Monday 8th January 2024 – OPEN 10am – 5pm
Tuesday 9th January 2024 – OPEN 10am – 5pm
Wednesday 10th January 2024 – CLOSED
Thursday 11th January 2024 – CLOSED
Friday 12th January 2024 – OPEN 10am – 5pm (Viewing Day)
Saturday 13th January 2024 – OPEN 9am – 5pm (AUCTION DAY) first sale of 2024!
Sunday 14th January 2024 – CLOSED

 

Nicosia Saleroom;

Last Auction on 2023 will be Sat 9th December…

Friday 15th December – OPEN 10am – 5pm (Collections & Entries by Apt.)
Saturday 16th December – OPEN 10am – 5pm (Collections & Entries by Apt.) *

* Last Working Day of 2023

We will be closed for Christmas Holidays and re-open;

Friday 5th January 2024 – OPEN 10am – 5pm (Viewing Day)
Saturday 6th January 2024 – OPEN 9am – 5pm (AUCTION DAY) first sale of 2024!
Sunday 7th January 2024 – CLOSED
Monday 8th January 2024 – OPEN 10am – 5pm (Collections & Entries by Apt.)
Tuesday 9th January 2024 – OPEN 10am – 5pm
Wednesday 10th January 2024 – CLOSED

 

Can we take this opportunity to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Summer at Castle Auctions!

As the weather has got warmer and most of the country is about to go into holiday mode, we are posting this update with our auction schedule and holiday dates for the coming month of August, for both our salerooms.

LIMASSOL SALEROOM –

• Auction – Sat 5th August 2023, starting 10am (viewing Fri 4th).
• Closed for Holidays from Sun 13th August until Sun 20th August Inclusive, re-open Mon 21st… (last working day Sat 12th until 1pm)…
• Auction – Sat 26th August 2023, starting 10am (viewing Fri 25th).

NICOSIA SALEROOM –

• Auction – Fri 4th August 2023, starting 5pm, (viewing Thurs 3rd & Fri 4th).
• Closed for Holidays from Wed 9th August until Sun 20th August Inclusive, re-open Mon 21st… (last working day Tues 8th until 5pm)…
• Auction – Sat 2nd September 2023, staring 10am (viewing Fri 1st).

We hope you have a great Summer, safe & enjoyable holidays and trust you’ll take part in our online auctions from all over the globe! Try to stay cool in the heat…

Christmas Hours 2022

Limassol Saleroom;

Saturday 17th December – OPEN 10am – 1pm (Entries by Apt.)
Sunday 18th December – CLOSED
Monday 19th December – OPEN 10am – 5pm (Entries by Apt.)
Tuesday 20th December – OPEN 10am – 5pm (Entries by Apt.)
Wednesday 21st December – OPEN 10am – 1pm (Entries by Apt.) *

*Last Working Day of 2022

We will be closed for Christmas Holidays and re-open;

Monday 9th January 2023 – OPEN 10am – 5pm
Tuesday 10th January 2023 – OPEN 10am – 5pm
Wednesday 11th January 2023 – CLOSED
Thursday 12th January 2023 – CLOSED
Friday 13th January 2023 – OPEN 10am – 5pm (Viewing Day)
Saturday 14th January 2023 – OPEN 9am – 5pm (AUCTION DAY)
Sunday 15th January 2023 – CLOSED

 

Nicosia Saleroom;

Saturday 17th December – – OPEN 9am – 5pm (AUCTION DAY)
Sunday 18th December – CLOSED
Monday 19th December – OPEN 10am – 5pm (Collect Won Items)
Tuesday 20th December – OPEN 10am – 5pm (Collect Won Items)
Wednesday 21st December – CLOSED *

*Last Working Day of 2022

We will be closed for Christmas Holidays and re-open;

Monday 2nd January 2023 – OPEN 10am – 5pm
Tuesday 3rd January 2023 – OPEN 10am – 5pm
Wednesday 4th January 2023 – CLOSED
Thursday 5th January 2023 – CLOSED
Friday 6th January 2023 – OPEN 10am – 5pm (Viewing Day)
Saturday 7th January 2023 – OPEN 9am – 5pm (AUCTION DAY)
Sunday 8th January 2023 – CLOSED
Monday 9th January 2023 – OPEN 10am – 5pm (Collect Won Items)

 

Can we take this opportunity to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

No Reserve Farm Sale – 27 August

We are excited to announce a Special Auction on Saturday 27th August at 10am, a NO RESERVE ‘Farm Sale’ with Tools, Machinery and Tractor…

There will be approximately 230-250 Lots including an excellent Kioti Tractor with attachments. As it’s a NO RESERVE auction, EVERY ITEM MUST BE SOLD and for ‘any’ price, therefore bidding will start from just 1 Euro for ALL LOTS, there genuinely is NO RESERVE…

You’ll find power tools, hand tools, machinery, a Kioti tractor with attachments, car trailer, scaffolding, car accessories and much more.

Take a look through the full catalogue which will be online shortly, or come along to the Viewing Day on Fri 26th August from 10am – 5pm to see and check any Lots before bidding.

August at Castle Auctions!

As you know, August is usually the ‘holiday month’ in Cyprus and we at Castle Auctions will be taking a few days break too this year… only a short period to re-wind, re-charge and probably re-lot some items for our future auctions!!!

Below are the important dates for each saleroom;

LIMASSOL SALEROOM;

We will be CLOSED on, and from, Saturday 13th until Thursday 18th August (inclusive).
We will be OPEN for our Viewing Day on Friday 19th August.
The next auction is Saturday 20th August…
Our normal hours resume from Mon 22nd…
There will be an additional Special Auction on Sat 27th August, a Tool & Machinery Auction with NO RESERVE, everything (including a tractor) must go!

NICOSIA SALEROOM;

We will be CLOSED on, and from, Wednesday 10th, until Sunday 21st August (inclusive).
We will be OPEN and resume normal hours from Monday 22nd August…

** Please note, if you buy anything from our Nicosia auction on Saturday 6th August, you MUST collect your items on the same day, or Monday / Tuesday at the latest, before we close for the above holiday dates!

Have a great Summer and keep an eye out for our auction catalogues on the website or Facebook page…

American Embassy Cars For Auction

Castle Auctions will be auctioning, on behalf of the American Embassy in Nicosia, 2 excellent cars in their Nicosia Saleroom this weekend, Sat 19th February 2022…

We currently have a Toyota Landcruiser and BMW 116i, both excellent condition, very low miles and brilliant low starting prices.

Please see our auction catalogue online Wednesday PM with multiple photos, specifications and starting price. You are then welcome to view the cars on our Viewing Day (Fri 18th) or the morning of the sale from 9am.

Beyond cars, we regularly receive large consignments from the American Embassy for responsible disposal, this includes furniture, household items, cars, garden items, and much more. We recommend checking the auction catalogues regularly to see the items available by auction.

Christmas Opening Hours 2021

Limassol Saleroom;

Friday 17th December – OPEN 10am – 5pm (Viewing Day)
Saturday 18th December – OPEN 9am – 5pm (AUCTION DAY)
Sunday 19th December – CLOSED
Monday 20th December – OPEN 10am – 5pm (Collect Won Items)
Tuesday 21st December – OPEN 10am – 5pm (Collect Won Items)
Wednesday 22nd December – OPEN 10am – 5pm (Collect Won Items) *
*Last Working Day of 2021

We will be closed for Christmas Holidays and re-open;

Friday 7th January 2022 – OPEN 10am – 5pm
Saturday 8th January 2022 – OPEN 10am – 1pm
Sunday 9th January 2022 – CLOSED
Monday 10th January 2022 – OPEN 10am – 5pm
Tuesday 11th January 2022 – OPEN 10am – 5pm
Wednesday 12th January 2022 – CLOSED
Thursday 13th January 2022 – CLOSED
Friday 14th January 2022 – OPEN 10am – 5pm (Viewing Day)
Saturday 15th January 2022 – OPEN 9am – 5pm (AUCTION DAY)
Sunday 16th January 2022 – CLOSED

 

Nicosia Saleroom;

Friday 17th December – OPEN 10am – 5pm
Saturday 18th December – OPEN 10am – 1pm
Sunday 19th December – CLOSED
Monday 20th December – OPEN 10am – 5pm
Tuesday 21st December – CLOSED
Wednesday 22nd December – CLOSED
Thursday 23rd December – OPEN 10am – 5pm (VIEWING DAY)
Friday 24th December – OPEN 9am – 5pm (AUCTION DAY)
Saturday 25th December – CLOSED
Sunday 26th December – CLOSED
Monday 27th December – OPEN 10am – 5pm (Collect Won Items)
Tuesday 28th December – OPEN 10am – 5pm (Collect Won Items)*
*Last Working Day of 2021

We will be closed for a few days and re-open;

Friday 7th January 2022 – CLOSED
Saturday 8th January 2022 – CLOSED
Sunday 9th January 2022 – CLOSED

 

Can we take this opportunity to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Factory Clearance Auction

We have been appointed to sell the entire contents of a factory in Limassol – the site auction will take place on Saturday 13th November where EVERYTHING MUST GO, so the items will have NO RESERVE and can be sold at ‘any’ price.

The auction includes Engineering Tools, Power Tools, Hand Tools, Cabling, Racking, Shelving, IBC’s, Water Tanks, Huge Qty of Plastic Bottles, Ladders, Scaffolding Tower, Pumps, Industrial Floor Cleaner, Office Furniture, Computers, Laptops, 3D Printer, Large Format Printer, More Electronics, 20′ Shipping Container and Much More…

The full catalogue will be published on our website soon and viewing days announced. Please note, any Lots purchased must be paid for and collected within 3 working days from the auction.

The catalogue and live online bidding will be available from www.castle-auctions.com.

Viewing Days & Easter Opening Days

Please see the below the changes to our regular viewing days, together with the days we will be open or closed over the Easter period (2021);

VIEWING DAYS

The viewing days for our auctions are now FRIDAY ONLY, so the day before each auction (10-5) and the morning of the sale from 9am.

Please note: We will now be closed on the Thursday before each auction.

Auction dates are listed on www.castle-auctions.com.

 

EASTER OPENING

Please note our opening hours over the 2021 Easter period;

Mon 26th April – OPEN – 10am – 5pm (collections & entry by appointment)
Tues 27th April – OPEN – 10am – 5pm (collections & entry by appointment)
Wed 28th April – CLOSED.
Thurs 29th April – CLOSED.
Fri 30th April – CLOSED.
Sat 1st May – CLOSED.
Sun 2nd May – CLOSED.
Mon 3rd May – CLOSED.
Tues 4th May – OPEN – 10am – 5pm (collections & entry by appointment)
Wed 5th May – CLOSED.
Thurs 6th May – CLOSED.
Fri 7th May – OPEN – 10am – 5pm ** VIEWING DAY **
Sat 8th May – OPEN – 9am ** AUCTION DAY **