Viewing the sale prior to the auction is essential, taking into account aspects
such as condition. Our staff are always available to offer advice on a lot you are
Bidding at auction
From September 2013
Buyers Premium on all lots are subject to 20% + V.A.T (24% inclusive) up to £35,000, 17.5% + VAT from £35,001 to £100,000 and 15% + VAT from £100,001 and above. There are four ways you can bid at auction:
Bidding in person
First register your details at our reception desk to receive a bidding
card. When registering for the first time you may be asked for proof of I.D. Bidding
at auction is an exciting experience. Don’t believe the urban myth that you may
buy a lot by winking or sneezing, the auctioneer will only accept clear and obvious
bids. We sell approximately 120 lots to the hour, whilst being sold a photograph
of the lot will be displayed on a large screen next to the auctioneer.
(Gallery and Fine Art Sales)
If you are unable to attend the auction you can leave a confidential written
bid. This can be arranged at the saleroom or by phone, fax or email. Simply fill
in an Absentee form found around the saleroom or in the back of your catalogue and
write the price you would like to bid up to. The auctioneer will then try to buy
the lot for you as cheaply as possible. If you are successful an invoice will arrive
a day later in the post. Neither Peter Wilson nor its employees or Agents shall be liable to either the buyer or the seller for any neglect or default or failure in operating the bid.
PLEASE NOTE BIDS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED AFTER THE SALE STARTS.
Internet bidding (Gallery and Fine Art Sales)
You can bid live over the internet by registering with www.the-saleroom.com.
Telephone bidding (Fine Art Sales only)
You can bid by telephone. This can be arranged at the saleroom or by phone, fax
or email. We will then phone you at the appropriate point during the sale. You will
be able to hear the auctioneer and will be asked if you wish to bid. If you are
successful an invoice will arrive a day later in the post.
PLEASE NOTE TELEPHONE BIDS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED ON THE MORNING OF THE SALE.
Paying for your goods
We can accept cash, cheque (subject to five days clearance) debit cards
from all banks or all credit cards (except American Express) there is a 1.5% extra
charge for using a credit card.
PLEASE NOTE WE CANNOT ACCEPT PAYMENTS OF MORE THAN £500 ON CREDIT CARDS OVER THE TELEPHONE.