Tel.   015395 66201

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 two weeks, so buyers have plenty of time to choose and secure their favourite lots.

In-person viewing takes place in the salerooms as follows:

  • Wednesdays, 10 am to 2 pm
  • Thursdays, 10 am to 2 pm
  • Fridays, 10 am to 2 pm

These are open viewing sessions, no appointments are needed.

Specialist knowledge

IIf 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 – Ewan Duff 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 – Simon is available most Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays

Vintage Textiles – Annia Zalewski is available most Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays

Musical Equipment’s – Tuesday to Friday
Collectable Vinyl – Tuesday to Friday

Books – Rob Kerr is available most Wednesdays

But 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.

There’s a café just across the corridor 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.