Heading into our third century of auctioneering, we’re a friendly auction house based at Junction 36 of the M6, which is easy to access from Cumbria, Lancashire and Yorkshire.

Our purpose-built offices and salerooms are part of the J36 Rural Auction Centre and they house a team of experts and support staff who thrive on the buzz of auctioneering. We all work hard to make your experience of buying and selling at auction easy and enjoyable.

We hold online, timed auctions every week. Our auctions include vintage, antiques and collectables, furniture and furnishings, and prints and pictures. We also run regular valuers auctions such as music, jewellery, silver, military, coins, textiles. Every auction is available for online bidding and runs for 18 days, so buyers have plenty of time to choose and secure their favourite lots.

In-person viewing appointments are available:

  • Viewing slots will be allocated by appointment only.
  • They’re available Tuesday to Friday, from 10am to 4pm.
  • Please call 015395 66201 to secure a spot and confirm which auctions you wish to view.
  • If you want to view while collecting lots please book a slot.
  • Please do attend as planned or let us know if you can’t make it so that we can let others who may be waiting use the appointment.

This system will allow us to keep you, our team and our local community safe. Numbers will be limited in each saleroom to allow for social distancing. Please do sanitise your hands and wear a mask in and around our buildings (unless you are exempt).

Specialist knowledge

If you wish to make use of specialist knowledge of the lots while you view, here’s a quick guide to team availability:

Antiques, Vintage & Collectables – Tuesday to Friday
Antique, Vintage & Later Furniture & Furnishings – Tuesday to Friday
Fine Pictures & Prints inc Lakes & Contemporary Art – David Brookes is available most Tuesdays & Fridays
Toys, Militaria, Coins, Stamps/Postcards, Alcohol – David Hunter is available most Wednesdays, Thursdays & Fridays
Antique & Vintage Silver & Silver Plate, Jewellery – Jackie Rothwell is available most Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays
Vintage Textiles – Annia Zalewski is available most Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays
Musical Equipment & Collectable Vinyl – Tuesday to Friday
Books – Rob Kerr is available most TuesdaysBut you can find our full catalogues online, with new auctions launched every Thursday, and you are welcome to request condition reports for any lots of interest.

We’re looking forward to the inviting café just across the corridor opening inside again soon for brews and a slice of something nice or a quick lunch break.

There’s a large car park, which is free for our customers to use, so loading and unloading are easy. We also have secure storage on-site to keep your items safe before they’re sold.