There’s a wide range of auctions taking place each week at 1818 Auctioneers. We are currently selling via online timed auctions to ensure the safety of our customers, our staff and the local community.

Register for our timed auctions

If you wish to buy online with us, please follow the registration instructions on www.the-saleroom.com. If you are successful with your bids we will contact you via email or telephone to arrange payment. This will be from the Monday after the auction ends.

Viewing items before buying

We’re pleased to let you know that in-person viewing is now permitted (from Tuesday 13th April 2021).

Here’s how it works:
– 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 Tuesdays

You can also preview lots by viewing our online catalogues, they offer a description, images and an estimated sale price. Condition reports can also be supplied, simply click on the lot and request one via email. You can also leave a bid prior to an auction by logging into your account. If you haven’t placed an online bid with us previously, you can register for an account.

Telephone, absentee and online bidding

There are a number of ways you can bid with us.

Absentee bids (commonly known as commission, or ‘on the book’, bids) can be taken ahead of auctions. We will then act as your representative and try to secure the item at the lowest possible price. Please call 015395 66201 to leave a commission bid, or there’s a quick form to complete at reception if you are viewing with us.

Online bidding is now available for all our auctions via The Saleroom. This service means you can join the sale from anywhere you wish. You can also leave online bids during the auction via their auto-bid function. The software acts as your representative to try and secure the item at the lowest possible price.

Buyers Commission

The buyers’ commission is 20% including VAT (additional charges apply to online bids).

Notes for Buyers

Please make payment and arrange collection of your lots within 5 Days.

Any online bidder not paying within 5 days will be blocked from bidding until the invoice is paid.

Please use your surname as the reference when making payment via bank transfer.

Lots not collected within 5 days will attract a storage charge.

The deadline for condition reports is the Thursday before the auctions end on a Sunday.

Buying Terms and Conditions

Please refer to our full terms and conditions prior to placing a bid.

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