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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 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.

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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.


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If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact us on 01428 653727 or sales@johnnicholsons.com.




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.