Our team of trusted experts are on hand to help, wherever you are in the world:
from browsing our rare and exquisite collections, to learning about your chosen item, to placing a successful bid.
Sign up here to receive our specialist catalogue before the auction or come and browse rare and unique items up close at one of our saleroom. Viewings are monthly from 10:00 - 19:00 on Fridays and our auctions are held on Saturdays at our Berkshire saleroom. Click here to view our auction calendar.
You can register to bid in real-time from wherever you are in the world via our online bidding platform. You will be able to live stream the auction; watching and listening to the auctioneer then just click to bid in real-time. Simply set up your account, select an auction and complete your application before the sale starts. Once registered you will also be able to leave absentee bids and book telephone bids online using your account.
To experience the excitement of bidding in person you will need to register with us at one of our salerooms by providing your contact details and photo ID such as a passport or driving license before the auction. On the day of the auction you’ll be given a bidding number to use.
If you’d like to bid by telephone, please get in touch a minimum of 24 hours before the auction and one of our team will call you on the day so you can bid live over the phone.
If you’re unable to bid live, you’re welcome to contact us with an absentee bid (also known as a commission bid) in advance of the auction. The auctioneer will then execute yours bids as cheaply as possible on the day, other bids and reserves permitting. You can also leave absentee bids here.
If you’re a successful bidder then your winning item will be yours to take away after purchase. The final amount payable for saleroom, telephone and absentee bids will include the hammer price (the auction sale price) and the buyer’s premium (23%+VAT).
Online bids include an extra 3% - 4.95% charged by the bidding platform.
You may pay by bank transfer, cash on collection, or by debit or credit card. Alternatively, if you’re bidding online, you will receive an invoice by email after the sale and a link to pay online.
Our shipping is handled by Mailboxes Etc. They can be reached on +44 (0)1628 633336. They will need the lot number, sale date and shipping address to provide a quote.