How to bid

If you’re able to attend the auction, registration is easy! Leave your name and contact details at Registration/ Reception and in exchange you will receive your paddle number for that auction. If successful with your bidding, your paddle number will be recorded by the Auctioneer. If it is your first time bidding with us you will be asked for proof of photographic ID with address (e.g. Driving Licence).

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Not able to join us? Simply submit your maximum bid for a particular item, via email, online bid form, telephone, or in person. The Auctioneer will then bid on your behalf up to your maximum bid, obtaining the lot for you at the lowest possible price allowing for other bidding and any reserves.

We do ask for absentee bids to be submitted at least one hour before the auction starts. If more than one bid is received for any one lot at the same price, the first bid received shall be the winning bid.

Register your interest for a lot in advance of the sale and request a telephone line. One of our team will then call you live from the saleroom and execute your bidding as if you were there in person. We offer this on lots valued at £200 or above, unless you are willing to commence the bidding at £200, regardless of estimate.

There are three ways to bid live in our all auctions. You can bid live through your gildings.co.uk account, so long as a valid debit card has been registered. On the day of the auction, there will be a 'Bid Live' button on the online catalogue for you to click through to the Live Bidding portal. There is a 3.6% surcharge for this service. If you are a pre-exisiting Saleroom.com client, registering through gildings.co.uk will sync with your Saleroom.com account, and you will be charged the reduced service fee.


Alternatively, you can bid via third-party sites www.the-saleroom.com, or www.invaluable.com . Both require pre-registration through their own sites.

invaluable.com – there is no additional surcharge for bidding live through invaluable.com

 

the-saleroom.com –  an additional 5.94% fee is added to the final hammer price for bidding through the-saleroom.com

 

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