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 **

Website Updates & Bidding Notes

Some of our regular customers will notice a few subtle changes in our website, the online catalogues and bidding facilities – do not panic, everything is pretty much in the same place, but hopefully works better!

The few people who experienced some display or login issues from certain devices &/or browsers, should all be total fine now (fingers crossed) … but please let us know if you experience any problems.

Below is a refresher or introduction to some of the great features we have;

• The online catalogue has useful CATEGORY FILTERS, so you can narrow the results to help find certain items, for example ‘Furniture (Sofas)’ will show you only the sofas in the auction… You can select multiple categories or reset / clear to see everything again.
Nb. On your PC / Laptop these are listed on the left side of the page. On your tablet or mobile there is a ‘Filter, Sort & Search’ button at the bottom of the screen in the grey bar.

• You can SEARCH a specific word and you will see any Lots in the auction(s) which contain that keyword in the descriptions… also, you can enter a Lot number in the search box, if you already now it, to jump straight to that Lot in the auction!

• Most Lots have multiple PHOTOGRAPHS, showing different angles, makers mark or other details – a grey box on the top right indicates how many images there are. Click on the image to enlarge full screen and you can swipe left or click right to see more images.

• Use the ‘☆ WATCH LOT’ feature to help organise and save items to like… when you are logged in and scrolling through the auction catalogue, you can click the ‘Watch Lot’ button below any items of interest, then revisit all those highlighted in the ‘☆ Watched Lots’ (top of Category Filter list), or ‘My Watch List’ in My Account, then review and place your bids, or click the button to un-watch / remove from the list.

BOOK BID OPTIONS; You can watch, listen and bid LIVE during all our auctions… however, if you are working or busy when the sale takes place, you can enter or submit Book Bids (also known as pre-auction bids, commission bids, absentee bids) before the auction, so you can still take part and win those items you want.

When the Lot opens / is offered in the auction, the auctioneer will ask for the lower estimate figure stated in the catalogue… so, even if you left a higher bid (your maximum bid like eBay) you could still win for less.

You will see two tabs on each Lot’s page with the bidding options below;

o Absentee Bid – this is a ‘maximum’ bid which you leave with us and our auctioneer is made aware and bids on your behalf, up to the limit you set and winning at the lowest price possible. There is no extra charge for these bids.

o Auto-Bid – these are automatic bids, entered by our dynamic bidding system during the auction. The figure you bid is completely hidden from everyone, even the auctioneer! There is a 3% surcharge for auto bid facility.
There is a tick box for ‘+1’, if selected it will add one more bid (the next increment), in the event another customer leaves the same bid as you!

If you register for an auction and place your bids online, you will receive email confirmation of each bid and a list of the results after the auction. You can see Won items and Watched items under ‘My Account’.

Handy Tip; If your internet connection is un-reliable, not constant or stable, you could possibly miss your Lot(s) in the live auction!.. (when the hammer does down, that’s it, sold & no going back)… This can be extremely frustrating and completely beyond our control. To reduce the risk and avoid this potential problem, you could place an ‘Auto-bid’ for the item and you still continue bidding LIVE ‘if’ someone out-bids you… Otherwise, sit back and watch your bid win the item!

• Have you tried our AUCTION ALERTS? If you collect certain items, or interested in categories we regularly list, you can setup an Auction Alert, free of charge, under ‘My Account’. You will be notified when our auction catalogue contains those keywords, or items in your category of interest. Example: enter the word ‘Rolex’ if you are looking for a new Rolex watch… or you can use the category filer ‘Watches’ and you will be sent all the watches we put in the auction. It is a free service and you can edit or un-subscribe at any time.

• You will have to create separate accounts for the Limassol and Nicosia salerooms – but why not use the same email and password for both!

Handy Tip; If you are planning, or likely to spend over €100 (one hundred Euros) bidding LIVE in the auction, it would be cheaper to register and bid through www.easyliveauction.com and you have the option to pay a fixed £3 fee and NO 3% ONLINE BIDDING FEE!

Easy Live Auction is the online bidding platform we use for our online auctions, it’s an excellent network of auctioneers throughout the UK and Europe. It is free to create an account on Easy Live Auction (you can use the same email and password as our site). The catalogue and bidding facility are the same as ours.

Nb. You will be required to register a debit card to verify your account, it will authorise an amount less than £1, but NOT collect the payment.
We hope you have a good experience using our online auctions and win everything you bid on!

As we are constantly trying to improve, please do report any problems or suggestions you have.

Good luck & happy bidding!

Open For Viewing!

After a period of functioning purely online and click & collect outside, it’s got a bit lonely inside the saleroom… But we are OPEN TODAY & TOMORROW FOR VIEWING!!!

Come along, don’t forget to send your SMS, and check all the Lots in our AUCTION on SAT 20th February in the Limassol Saleroom.

Below are the days & times;
* Thurs 18th February, 10am – 5pm.
* Fri 19th February, 10am – 5pm.
* Sat 20th February, 9am – 1pm.

After the auction and next week, customers are welcome to collect any items they won, bring items for selling (by arrangement first) or to see any specific item(s) we have listed on our Buy Now pages on the website – we are not open for general browsing outside the scheduled ‘Viewing Days’ before each auction.

For Auction Dates, Catalogues, Live Bidding & Buy Now Items, visit www.castle-auctions.com.

Reminder – NEW AUCTION START TIMES of 10am…

January Covid Lockdown

Lockdown in Cyprus, 10th – 31st January 2021.

During the lockdown restrictions introduced for Cyprus our salerooms in Limassol and Nicosia will be working ONLINE ONLY and over the phone – the salerooms will be closed to the public, with no exception.

If you have won items in the auction, or wish to purchase items from our Buy Now listings, the Limassol saleroom can deliver items to your door, island wide. Just contact us and we will try to combine deliveries with other customers in your area to reduce the costs – so stay at home!

Please do NOT visit the saleroom un-announced, if you are able to travel and wish to collect items this is possible BY APPOINTMENT ONLY / WITH NOTICE and will be strictly from OUTSIDE.

During this period, payments are preferred via bank transfer, or Paypal (with fees), but we can still accept cards by JCC or cash.
Stay home, stay safe and call or email us!

Nicosia Saleroom Moves!

New Year, New Saleroom!

Firstly, we would like to wish everyone a very Happy New Year!

We have been very busy over the Christmas period and relocated our Nicosia saleroom from Latsia to Dali, just a couple kilometres / couple minutes away and very easy to find.

NEW ADDRESS: Castle Auctions, Idaliou 30, Dali, 2540 Nicosia.

The telephone number, email, opening times and auction calendar remains the same as before and we look forward to seeing you in our new location.

All the best for 2021.

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

We hope everyone had a great festive period and wish you all a Healthy & Happy New Year – we must believe that 2021 is going to be better than 2020!

The First Auction of 2021 is next Saturday (9 Jan) and the catalogue is already live…

Over 700 Lots going ‘Under-the-Hammer’, including a Honda Hornet CB600F Motorbike, more excellent Antique Pieces, some quality Furniture at great prices, a brilliant plastic Garden Shed starting from just 1 Euro! An Antique Car Grill, Lladro & Royal Crown Derby amongst other porcelain, a collectable Ercol Drinks Cabinet, a Touch Screen Computer, a Huge Radio-Controlled Car Lot, a Gold Signet Ring starting from 1 Euro and much more…

Take a look through the full catalogue on our website www.castle-auctions.com with multiple photos, descriptions and great prices for every Lot.

The 2 VIEWING DAYS are Thurs & Fri from 10am – 5pm, plus the morning of the sale from 9am. The auction is online only, due to the pandemic. You can bid from home through the internet, or record your bids with us and we’ll do everything for you.

Christmas Opening Dates

Christmas Opening Hours;

We will be closed from Wednesday 23rd December 2020, through until Monday 4th January 2021.

Therefore, the last working day will be Tuesday 22nd December, 10am – 5pm, where you can collect any items you have won, bring items for auction (by appointment only), or view and specific items you have seen on the Buy Now pages on our website: (click here).

We hope everyone has a great Christmas and look forward to a better 2021!

Ford Mondeo For Auction – for only €1!

You have the opportunity to purchase this excellent Ford Mondeo car for potentially ONLY ONE EURO!!!

Lot number 1 in our auction on Sat 14th November is this 2002 Ford Mondeo Estate Car with NO RESERVE and sold to the highest bidder. It’s a really tidy car and seems to drive well; It is 2.0L Turbo Diesel (DURA TORQ TDCi), 5-Speed Manual with only 85,000 miles on the clock… Fitted with tow bar, roof rails, air conditioning, electric windows, remote central locking and alloys, etc.

Sold with road tax until the end of the year and MOT until Jan 2022, it appears to our un-trained eyes(!) a very clean and tidy car which was well kept by the retired English previous owners!

The auction is LIVE ONLINE through www.castle-auctions.com, due to the pandemic we can’t hold a physical auction in the saleroom. You are welcome to come and see the car on the 2 VIEWING DAYS; Thursday 12th and Friday 13th November from 10am to 5pm, or the morning of the sale from 9am.

For more photos and specifications, please find the auction catalogue on our website from Wednesday evening.