We will be open on Monday 12 April from 9.00am. The two day Fine Antique auction will be on view.
Please note we will be closed over the Easter weekend from Friday through to Monday inclusive. We will NOT be open Saturday morning as usual for collections/deliveries.
For those unsure of current guidelines concerning consignments or collections, please see below:
Premises must remain closed to the public but online-only auctions, website sales, ‘click and collect’ and deliveries can still be undertaken. Auction houses and valuers can also offer professional services.
The Society of Fine Art Auctioneers (SOFAA) received confirmation from the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) that art and antiques businesses can continue to trade through the latest alert level 5 national lockdown in England which was announced on January 4.
SOFAA chairman Helen Carless said: “DCMS confirmed auction houses must physically close to visitors but they can offer online-only auctions as they have been able to during both of the previous lockdowns.
“They can also continue to offer probate and other valuations.”
The Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy also confirmed to ATG that “tradespeople that have to go to other houses to work can continue as long as they operate in a Covid-secure way”.
Many UK auction houses are adopting a ‘business as usual’ approach and are continuing to conduct sales and accept consignments into auctions to be staged in February and March.
If you would like a valuation from one of our specialists, or you would like to deliver consignments, please call to make an appointment and we will be happy to assist.
Please note that preview times will be listed under each auction on our home page. Opening hours listed on our google page are generic hours and the weekend hours listed are subject to change. Please do keep an eye on the preview times listed for each auction.
If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact us on 01428 653727 or email@example.com.
BUYING SECTION – PAYMENTS
Following the introduction of new regulations in June 2017, we are required to conduct identification checks where customers wish to pay in cash for purchases of 10,000 Euros or more. For ease of understanding and to allow for currency fluctuation, we will value the amount to be equivalent to £7000 (GBP). The regulations state that when we accept payments at this value or over it is compulsory for us to ask for documents proving the buyer’s identity. Acceptable documents are either a ‘Photo Driving Licence’ or ‘Passport’. When producing these documents they must be originals, not copies.
Note: these regulations apply to CASH transactions only!
Cheques are accepted only by prior arrangement, and purchases paid with cheque will only be released on clearance through our bank.
You may pay with cash below £7000 (€10,000), cheque (only accepted upon prior arrangement), credit and debit cards, wire transfer or banker’s draft. Please note that as from January 13, 2018, we no longer charge a handling fee of 2% on credit card transactions. Debit cards incur no extra charge. Credit or debit card payments must be made in person unless prior arrangements have been agreed upon. For further details contact the office. You must pay for your purchase immediately after the sale. All funds must be cleared before goods are released. We request that all purchases are collected immediately after the sale. If you require us to store the items for you, this can be arranged for a fee with a member of staff.