Please note that we will ONLY be open on a Sunday prior to a Painting auction once a month between 10.00am-2.00pm. This will be for preview only and not for collecting or payment of goods from other auctions.
For payment and collection of goods, the office will be open Monday-Friday 09.00-5.00pm.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are delighted to welcome DR ELDON WORRALL, who will be joining the John Nicholson team in the North.
Eldon will be available for house visits and valuations in Cheshire, North Wales, Merseyside, Lancashire and the Lake District.
When Eldon was 8 years old, he persuaded his mother’s friend to run an antique shop on his behalf, supplying all the items for the shop. Much later, he was involved in setting up the Dorothy Worrall collection in the World Museum Liverpool. In addition he headed up the Chinese department at Frank Marshalls & Co in Knutsford and was responsible for setting up 6 Chinese departments in various UK auction houses, as well as running his own auction house for 25 years. He was instrumental in the identification and renovation of a Yuan Dynasty Bronze Avalokiteshvara in the Liverpool Museum, which is one of the most important Yuan Dynasty bronzes still in existence.
Eldon has written several books.
You can contact Eldon via John Nicholson’s on 01428 653727 or Eldon directly on 07448-894782.
We are now offering a valuation service on all viewing days. Please do bring along any items to be valued and one of our expert specialists will be available to advise you. Please note however that this will NOT be available on sale days. If you would like to call the office to arrange this or a house visit, please call 01428 653727.
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.