Buying at Auction
There’s a wide range of auctions taking place each week at 1818 Auctioneers.
We sell via online timed auctions.
Register for our timed auctions
If you wish to buy online with us, please follow the registration instructions at 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
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.
If you wish to make use of specialist knowledge of the lots while you view, our team of specialist valuers and auctioneers will be happy to help.
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.
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.com. 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.
The buyers’ commission is 22.5% including VAT (plus online platform fees).
Notes for Buyers
Please make payment and arrange collection of your lots within 5 Days.
All invoices must be paid by BACs, direct bank transfer, or debit card. We do not accept cash payments.
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.