Buying

Jewellery & Antiques Sales

These are held monthly and consist of approx 500 lots and are usually held on a Thursday at 11am. Viewing is on the day of the sale from 9am or by appointment. The lots are sub-divided into Silver, Jewellery & Gold, Coins, Watches & Clocks, Collectables & Decorative Items and Paintings, Prints, Rugs & Furniture.

A fully illustrated catalogue and online bidding is available at

The-Saleroom.com

Invaluable

Easy Live Auction

Specialist Sales

These are held regularly on Thursdays at 11am and encompass such sales as International Militaria, Sporting & Country Pursuits, Motor Racing Memorabilia, Cigarette Cards & Stamps, Vintage Toys and Dolls, etc.

A fully illustrated catalogue and online bidding is available at

The-Saleroom.com

Timed Online Only Auctions

Following each auction all unsold items are entered into an online only auction on The-Saleroom.com the items are listed at best price and run until 8pm Sunday following the sale.

Viewing

Due to Covid-19 restrictions viewing is currently by appointment only for specific items. All auctions have fully illustrated catalogues published online and the office would be happy to furnish you with a condition report upon request.

Catalogues

Paper copies are available for £2 from the office. They contain the details of all entered lots, including descriptions, dimensions (where applicable) estimates (what price range prospective purchasers should expect to be paying) and respective lot numbers complete with further information for buyers.

First Time Buyers

Once you have signed into the sale, you can bid on any lot so long as you have the funds to pay. If you have never bid at an auction before, it may be advisable to watch the auctioneer for a few lots before your lot comes up so you understand how the bidding progresses. Do not be afraid to be bold in your bidding early on so the Auctioneer can establish your interest. Please make your bid clear to the Auctioneers. If you think the Auctioneer may not have seen your bid, then call for his attention. If he misses your bid, then you miss your lot. The speed of each auction varies but run at around 120-160 lots per hour.

Commission Bids

We are happy to execute a commission bid on your behalf. Simply complete a proxy bidding form in the office or email details of your bid prior to the start of the sale and we will bid on your behalf as if you were in the saleroom. We will attempt to get your lot for the lowest price that other bids will allow.

Telephone Bids

In addition to the above, we will be pleased to accept telephone bids, which must be booked in advance with the office. This allows you to bid confidentially in real time. We are happy to accept telephone bids for items estimated in excess of £100.

Buyers Premium

There is a 25% buyers premium inclusive of VAT.

Payment

We accept payment by the following means:

Cash up to £3000

Bank Transfer

Debit Card in Person and Credit Card in Person – we do not accept American Express

Collection of Purchases

When the purchaser is collecting from the saleroom a form of ID must be produced. If a third party is collecting on behalf of the purchaser we will require prior written authority, a copy of the invoice and ID of the third party collecting.

Furniture is not displayed in the saleroom, it is available for collection Mon – Weds 9am – 3pm the week following the sale. Please do not try to collect outside of these times as your item may not be accessible.

Storage for other items is free of charge for the first two weeks and thereafter charges apply.

Items marked SIA are ‘sold in absentia’ and may need to be collected from the vendor and will not be in the saleroom for viewing or collection. Humbert & Ellis are happy to help with arranging courier collection.

Postage and Packaging

We are happy to suggest Mailboxes Banbury on 01295 277733 who will collect, pack and post items both internationally and nationally.

At the auctioneer’s absolute discretion we will post and pack small, light and unbreakable items. There is a £10 + VAT handling charge for the first item, irrespective of size- and P&P at cost for this service. Each additional lot carries a handling charge of £2 + VAT.

Terms & Conditions can be found on all catalogues and in our Guide to Buying and Selling.