Internet bidding has transformed traditional auctions by enabling bidders to participate in real time from anywhere in the world right from the palm of their hand. Combining this phenomenon with the need to adhere to Government social distancing measures during Covid -19 we have decided to bring our clients the safer option of bidding online via the easyLive Auction platform. In addition we accept Commission / Absentee bids if you are unable to bid at the time of the event and accept telephone bids by prior arrangement.
Registering to Bid
All first time buyers need to register with us, the process is free and straightforward. Once registered you will receive a unique bidding number to use at all of our future sales. To register simply follow this link which will take you to easyLive auction.
Commission / Absentee Bidding
If you are unable to participate in the live internet auction and would like to leave a commission bid, simply use the contact form or call us on 01386 300733.
In addition you can leave an Autobid with easyLive Auction which acts similar to a commission / absentee bid
For those unable to attend the auction in person, we are very happy to offer a free telephone bidding service, enabling you participate live. This can be arranged by contacting us prior to the auction.
How telephone bidding works: A few lots prior to your potential lot going under the hammer, a member of our team will telephone you and bid on your behalf, relaying your bids to the auctioneer. Please note bid amounts do not include Buyer’s Premium.
Viewing Auction Lots
Pre-sale viewing of lots is available the day before the sale between 10am – 6pm and from 9am on sale day. If you’re unable to view lots in person please browse our latest online catalogue or use the free condition report service. Post sale claim(s) will not be upheld unless we have provided you with a written condition report prior to commencement of the auction
We are happy to provide condition reports on any lot in forthcoming auctions sent via email. This is a free service and we urge all prospective bidders who are unable to inspect items in person to make use of this. Please note our catalogue descriptions do not make any reference to the condition of the item(s), and all weights and measures given in the catalogue should be regarded as approximate. If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.
The hammer price is the amount achieved at the fall of the gavel (hammer) plus a Buyer’s Premium of 15%. In addition to the hammer price there is a 3% surcharge plus VAT when bidding via easyLive. Alternatively you can pay a £3 flat fee for the entire auction with no further internet fees to pay.
Payment must be received in full by 4pm on the Tuesday following the auction, unpaid accounts after this time will be charged to your card registered with easyLive in line with our terms and conditions. Our preferred payment method is by debit card either over the telephone or via the easyLive auction platform. Please note that title for goods will not transfer to the buyer until payment has been received in full,
We offer contact less collection by (appointment only) on the Monday to Thursday following the sale between 10am – 4pm at Unit 8 Blackminster Business Park, Evesham, WR11 7RE. Uncollected items after this period will be subject to a storage fee of £2.50 per lot per day.
Postage and Shipping
We provide an in-house post and packaging service at an additional cost, please ask for prices and availability. Buyers are also welcome to organise their own couriers.