Important Information

CURRENT COVID GUIDELINES MAY APPLY. This is a public auction. Viewing times have been provided for buyers to ascertain that all their lot interests meet their required expectations. Alternatively we will try to answer questions about said interests provided enquiries have allowed enough time. Condition reports or other details will not be provided after you have won the lot. All lots Sold As Seen. 

We shall endeavour to get an emailed invoice out to you with payment details within 24hours of auction end. Failure to settle your account within seven days of sale end may result in us blocking your account until payment has been received or even indefinitely.

Phone bids are accepted on lots of £100 guide price or more. By choosing to place a telephone bid it will be deemed that you wish to automatically at least meet the reserve of the lot or the lower end guide price figure, whichever is lowest & that the auctioneer may wish to start with your said bid in the first instance.

Accepted Payments.

Bank transfer prefered for non-local buyers.

Debit card (in person only). Credit card for non-EU upto £50 for overseas buyers plus 2.5%.

Cash in person. Please do not send cash in post.

We do not accept Paypal under any circumstances.

Due to attempt of fraud by a registered bidder we no longer accept card payments over the phone. Debit cards are acceptable in person.

Credit cards are no longer accepted from UK & EU buyers.

Cheques are no longer accepted from online bidders.


COVID 19: Please ensure you have CHECKED if we are able to ship your interest prior bidding. We are still down on staffing levels &/or may not be able to in any case. 

Without any exception, any shipping we offer or that is requested is entirely at bidder own risk & thus sent uninsured. Uninsured postage & packing include actual cost, packaging materials, labour & VAT. Our minimum shipping charge from January 1st 2018 is £10 plus VAT. We are happy to combine shipping. We aim to ship 5-7 works days after payment has been received. Whilst every care is taken, in the event of a loss or damage, as a middleman, we cannot & do not get involved with the making of any claims, irrespective of shipping methods. See below re. making own arrangements.

Buyers are more than welcome to make their own arrangements but please ensure all lots are removed within two weeks of sale at latest. We fully reserve the right to re-sell lots that have not been collected by the following sale as "A" lots less admin, storage & our regular costs.

Buyers are fully responsible in ensuring that have their correct & uptodate shipping address & contact details. We are not responsible for maintenance of the private information of online customers.

With regard to furniture & large or particularly fragile items, buyers are required to organise their own shipping. Please ensure these type of lots are removed ASAP. Thank you.

Please note if you pay late outside our Terms we reserve the right to withdraw any offer of shipping.

Bidder Responsibilities.

Bidders are again reminded that this is a public auction. You are required to satisfy yourselves that all lots meet any exacting expectations. You can do this by viewing in person or requesting further information preferably via email. As already mentioned, all lots sold as seen.

If you bid we shall assume you agree to all of our Terms & Conditions. If you are not happy with any of our Terms then simply please do not bid. Thank you for your cooperation.


Our buyer premium is 17.5% plus VAT.

From November 1st 2018, the charge you through us a live bidding premium of 4.95% plus VAT.

Late payments.

Late payments from bidders are having an adverse affect on the way we run our business & have increased our costs considerably.

We require payment within seven days of the sale without exception. If you chose not to settle your account we reserve the right to withdraw any offer of shipping that may have been added to your invoice or sell the lot to any underbidder. If the lot remains uncollected it will be sold at the next sale without reserve & any costs set against your account.

Jewellery lots: We try our level best to get descriptions correct however we are unable & cannot be expected to identify if an item is natural, treated or otherwise hence all lots "sold as we see them". Please request further images or view the sale to ensure lots meet any exacting detail or requirements required. Remember this is a public auction not retail.

DACS: Artist's resale rights.

The Artist's Resale Right means that you could be entitled to a royalty when your work is resold for €1,000 or more, with the involvement of an auction house, gallery or dealer.

As of 1 January 2012, the Right was extended in the UK to cover sales of work by deceased artists still in copyright, which means that your heirs will also be eligible for royalties. In the UK, copyright lasts for the lifetime of the artist plus 70 years after their death, to the end of that calendar year.

Portion of the sale price Royalties
From 0 to €50,000 4%
From €50,000.01 to €200,000 3%
From €200,000.01 to €350,000 1%
From €350,000.01 to €500,000 0.5%
Exceeding €500,000 0.25%