How to buy

You can buy at our auctions in a number of different ways:

Bid in the saleroom
To bid in the saleroom you need to register your details in advance of the auction, this can be done at the front desk where we will then give you a paddle number to bid with. When you wish to bid on a lot, simply raise your paddle and catch the auctioneer's attention.

Leave a commission bid
You can leave us a commission bid over the phone, via email or fill out a form in person. Simply state the maximum price you would like to pay for a lot and we will purchase it for you for the lowest possible price whilst taking the reserve price and other bids into account.

Bid over the telephone
Book a telephone line before the sale stating what lots you would like to bid for over the phone and we will call you when the lot you are interested in is coming up, then you can decide when to bid by speaking to someone over the phone whilst the auction is in progress. This service is only available for lots with an estimate over £1,000.


Each lot is subject to a commission on the hammer price of 20% plus VAT - a total of 24%. For example:
Hammer Price = £100
Commission - 20% of £100 = £20.00
VAT - 20% of £20.00 = £4.00
Total Price = £124.00


We accept a number of different payment methods, debit card, credit card (there is an additional 3% charge plus VAT for this service), bank transfer or cash. If you wish to bid from overseas we will require card details and a scan of a passport or ID card as proof of identity prior to the auction.


It is your responsibility to arrange collection of your purchases within one week of the sale. We do not offer postage.

For postage enquiries please contact the following directly:

Mailboxes Chippenham - 01249 446141

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