At London Auctions buying couldn’t be easier, we run monthly sales of between 600 and 1000 lots. There is always something to suit every taste. Whether you are a collector, dealer or complete beginner we promise that our auctions will get you hooked!
Bid from the Comfort of your own home!
We conduct two types of auction-timed and live.
You can bid on both from the comfort of your own home.
Timed Auctions are online for 7 days (usually Sunday to Sunday) you can bid on the lots in our timed sales throughout the week. The hammer usually drops on the first lot at 12.30pm with each lot ended 30 seconds after the previous!
Buy with Confidence
We aim to describe every lot as accurately as possible, each lot is always photographed from multiple angles and we are at hand to give full condition reports from the moment the catalogue goes live. We always encourage bidders to come and view in person. This can be done on advertised viewing days or by making an appointment with the office.
Our buyers commission is a straightforward 18% plus VAT (subject to a minimum £1.50 plus VAT per lot). There is also a 3% plus vat charge for bidding online. This makes the total commission payable 25.2% inclusive of VAT.
Worldwide Delivery Service Available
Our experienced and reliable packing team are able to wrap and dispatch ALMOST anything and have it arrive at your door. Whether you like in the UK or beyond. Our basic shipping rates can be found below but we always recommend you get in touch for an accurate estimate. For larger orders of multiple lots we can only offer an estimate once we know exactly what you have purchased. Rest assured we are regularly praised for our fair and transparent postage and packaging charges. We are also happy for you to send couriers and third parties to collect purchased lots on your behalf.
***Please note that high value items are always sent via Royal Mail Special Delivery or a fully insured courier service. Fragile items are subject to a packaging fee and we reserve the right to refuse to ship any item which we aren’t confident will travel well.
Payments and Collection
Once the hammer drops on the final lot of the sale invoices will be sent via email. Your invoice will contain details of how to pay via bank transfer as well as a secure link to make a credit or debit card payment online. You will also be able to request a shipping quote at this stage. Payment is required within 7 days of the auction ending. Payment is accepted by the following methods:
***We no longer accept cheques as a payment method.
Our designated collection days are always the two days following the auction ending unless otherwise stated. We are open from 9am until 5pm for collection on these days. Outside of these days you will need to arrange an appointment in order to collect your goods. We reserve the right to charge storage fees on any lots not collected within 7 days without prior arrangement.
Ercol Day Bed
Folio Society Fairy Books
Bridget Riley Silkscreen
Yes, we are able to package and dispatch any number of lots. They may have to be sent over a number of parcels. We also occasionally send larger purchases to be delivered via a man & van style courier or in one of our own vans if you are within London and the South East
Yes, our timed sales are designed to stop people from using bots and software in order to “snipe” in the last seconds of the auction. If a bid is placed in the last 5 minutes of the lot due to end, this end time of that lot will be extended by a further 5 minutes.
Feel free to call or email the office if you are having technical difficulties with bidding or paying. We will try our best to assist and if we can’t we will pass you on to the technical support department.
Your invoice will be for a total of £125.20.(plus any shipping charges)
We understand that people are not always able to collect on designated days. We are flexible and can hold goods so long as they are paid for and we are made aware of this. However we reserve the right to charge storage if it becomes a regular occurrence.
Our warehouse address is Unit 6/7 Clyde Works, Clyde Road, Wallington, Surrey, SM6 8PZ
Contact Us Today
If you have any questions about our valuation days, or if you want to get a time & date booked in for one of our team to visit your property to undertake a valuation please don’t hesitate to contact us.
Our team is always on hand to help, and we’ll be happy to answer any questions you have.
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