before the sale starts
auction sale starts, viewing is discontinued, make sure you've looked
To bid you require and bidding number, to obtain a number go to the counter and register.
Registration involves your name, address and telephone number.
Read the conditions of sale, these lay out the terms under which you buy each lot and by bidding you bind yourself to these terms.
how lots are sold
The auction starts at 11am with Lot 1 and runs through the catalogue in
numerical order until we reach the end. At 12 noon the auctioneer
will stop selling the numbered lots and sell the lots at the front
of the catalogue which are lettered, these will usually be motor
vehicles. The auctioneer will then continue selling the numbered
The auction will usually take 2-4½ hours depending on the number of lots, speed of bidding etc. The auctioneer will sell between 150 and 200 lots per hour.
bidding for a lot
The auctioneer will read out the lot number,
and a brief resume of the description. At this point any amendment
to the lot will be announced.
A starting price will then be announced, if you are interested indicate the same to the auctioneer, by waiving your bidding card for instance. If he does not see you shout out.
The bidding will then go up in increments the auctioneer feel is appropriate, usually this is about 10% of the bid value. For example if the price is £10 bids will be going up in £1 bids. If the price has reach £50 bids will be going up in £5 increments.
Once you have finished bidding make it obvious, auctioneers can't read minds, if only they could !
If you are successful the auctioneer will ask you to show your
At this point you are expected to leave a deposit at the counter, this is approximately 25% of the bid price.
When you have finished bidding you can pay for your lots or leave a deposit and return at end of the sale or the following day to collect your lots.
Monday to Friday
9.30am - 4.30pm
Viewing Times :
Day before sale 12 noon - 4pm
Auction Sale :
9.30am - 4pm
Day after sale
9.30am - 4pm