How To Place Absentee Bids:

We Accept Absentee Bids for those who cannot attend our auctions in person. This is how it works:

You decide the maximum amount you are willing to bid on each item you are interested in. On auction day, a member of our staff will bid against the room bidders on your behalf, up to your maximum, just as if you were there in person. Note: unlike many auction houses, we do NOT simply start the bidding off at your maximum amount, we think this practice is grossly unfair. Our absentee bidders quite often successfully buy items at much less than their maximum bids, equally they are often outbid by people in the room - that is the nature of auctions!

We can pack and ship items worldwide at reasonable costs, or of course you are welcome to come and collect after the auction or arrange your own shipping.

We charge 10% buyers premium on top of the final hammer price - so factor that in to your maximum bid.

When you have decided on your maximum bids, you need to send us an email with your FULL CONTACT DETAILS INCLUDING PHONE NUMBER, and the maximum bids you wish to place. We will then call you before the auction to confirm bids and take your DEBIT CARD DETAILS (Not Credit Card) to enable immediate payment if you are successful.


Please note, we do NOT accept Credit Cards, PayPal or anything of the sort.

Note that making a bid is entering into a legally binding agreement to buy the item (if your bid is successful) with all faults etc., you cannot "change your mind" like buying an item from a shop. Our standard terms and conditions of sale are here by which you are bound.

If you need any further information, please get in touch via the contact page.