Buyer Information
FEES
Buyers pay a commission of 10% of hammer price
Viewers and/or Bidders pay 50p to visit the viewing session and /or to get a bid card (no charge to sellers).
Minimum bid is £4.
Examples:
Buyer buys three lots with a hammer price of £4, £5 and £45 = £54.
The Buyer pays £54 + £5.40 = £59.40
You can pay about 20 minutes after the last lot you bid on. There is a time delay for the sheet to get from the auctioneer to the cash desk and for them to calculate your bill. This takes longer at the end of the auction when a queue forms. Please pay your bill early, if you can.
Cash and Guaranteed Cheque only. Credit Cards not accepted.
COMMISSIONS BIDS
A £1 fee is charged for commission bids. Lots must be collected by the time the auction room closes - normally 1800 on the day of the sale.
VIEWING
Starts at 12:30 and finishes at 14:00. Viewing during the auction is not encouraged it distracts the bidders, auctioneer and porters.
COLLECTION OF LOTS
All lots have to be collected at the close of the auction or before. The Auction does not provide any storage facilities at it's auction sites. Good not collected will be disposed of by the Auction.
LOT NUMBERS
These are assigned during the afternoon, so that all items have a lot number by the viewing start time of 12:30.
CATALOGUE
No catalogue is published.
A REQUEST FROM THE PORTERS
Give them some space.
  • Don't view the lots just prior to bidding.
  • Don't collect your lot until the porters are a few feet away.
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