How to buy

All of our auctions are accompanied by a fully illustrated online catalogue which is available around 10 days prior to the sale on For the majority of sales, customers are invited to preview the lots on the day prior to the sale.

If customers are unable to attend the sale, we offer live online bidding through whereby bids can be placed in real time. Alternatively, a commission bid can be left with the appropriate saleroom. To download the form, please click here

Commission bid - by email:

Buying items at auction

In order to buy at one of our auctions, customers are required to create an account with us. In order to create an account, customers are invited to complete a form with their contact information and provide one form of photo ID such as a passport or driving licence. Once registered, customers will be issued with a bidding number that can be used at either Saleroom. To download the form, please click here.

For a list of forthcoming auction dates, please click here.

Online bidding

All sales offer an online bidding facility through Every sale has a live video feed to our Saleroom so that bidders can view the auction in real time and bid as if in the room. Please note that there is an additional 3% charge (+VAT) for all transactions made through

In order to bid online, customers must create an account with


The buyer’s premium is charged at 17.5% (+ VAT) on the hammer price of any lots purchased.
If lots are purchased online through, then a further 3% (+VAT) administration charge is applicable.


We accept payment via debit card or bank-to-bank transfer, for which details can be found at the bottom of the copy invoice which will be sent via email after the sale.

We regret that we are unable to accept payment by credit card to a large increase in costs - we felt it unfair to increase buyers’ premium and penalise customers who do not use credit cards.

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Forthcoming Sale Dates

4th - 6th September
The Lichfield Auction Centre

1st September: 9.30am-12noon
Sale days: Tuesday 9am; Wednesday and Thursday sales from 8.30am

19th September
The Lichfield Auction Centre

15th September: 9.30am-12noon
Sale days: Tuesday 10am; Wednesday and Thursday sales from 8.30am

All dates

Valuation Dates

17th August

Time: Jewellery Valuation 9.30am - 12.00noon & 1.30pm - 3.30pm

The Lichfield Auction Centre

21st August

Time: 9.00am - 12.00noon Coins, Books, Maps & Manuscripts

The Lichfield Auction Centre

All dates