COVID-19 update - a new way of working
Wednesday, 24 June, 2020 - Modified on Monday, 06 July, 2020 at 2:28 pm
HERE'S how we have adapted and evolved to keep doing what we do best in the coronavirus landscape.
Our staff and clients' health is of paramount concern so we have revolutionised the business to allow The Lichfield Auction Centre to operate in a completely safe environment.
Please be aware that all members of the public attending the building must wear masks or face coverings.
All appointments are for one person only. We also operate a strict social distancing and hand-sanitising policy.
We have installed protective screens and enforce social distancing guidelines. Other measures include regular deep-cleaning of the premises, personal protective equipment, dedicated customer toilet and hand-washing facilities and sanitiser throughout the building.
We request anyone displaying symptoms of COVID-19 not to visit The Lichfield Auction Centre under any circumstances.
Read on for more details about our new way of everyday working.
Online auctions behind closed doors
Due to COVID-19, we are unable to accommodate members of the public for live auctions. However, our online-only sales reach bidders all over the world whilst functioning safely, securely and efficiently - recent online-only auctions rank amongst the most successful sales we have ever held.
Our new online-only Antiques & Home Sales on Mondays are proving exceptionally popular and feature a range of items including jewellery, silver, watches, militaria, coins, vintage toys, records, memorabilia, ceramics, pictures, furniture, collectables, technology, household electricals and more.
Sales behind closed doors start at 10am on these dates:
- Monday July 20
- Monday July 27
- Monday August 10
- Monday August 17
- Monday August 24
In addition we have planned a number of specialist auctions, which also start at 10am:
- Monday August 3 - Single Owner Specialist Fine Arts
- Monday September 28 - Specialist Coins, Medals, Military, Stamps and Wines
- Monday October 12 - Specialist Steam & Railway
- Monday November 2 - The Connoisseur Sale
Detailed information on upcoming auctions and links to the online catalogues can be found on our Auction Dates page.
Limited viewing by appointment only
In line with our COVID-19 secure procedures, all viewing at The Lichfield Auction Centre is strictly by appointment only on the Friday before sale.
To keep clients and staff safe, appointments are limited to specific time slots booked in advance and are for one person only.
Please be aware that all members of the public coming into the building must wear face masks and respect our strict social distancing and hand-sanitising policy.
To arrange a time, please call 01543 251081 or email email@example.com.
Collections by appointment only
Contactless post-sale collections in accordance with our COVID-19 measures must be by appointment only - please telephone 01543 251081 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Appointment slots are offered from 10am-4pm Monday to Friday (excluding bank holidays).
Members of the public attending the building must wear face masks and use the hand sanitiser provided.
General valuations between 10am-4pm from Monday to Friday by appointment only can be booked in advance - please telephone 01543 251081 or email email@example.com.
Specialist jewellery valuations are available on Tuesdays, again strictly by appointment only - please telephone 01543 251081 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please remember that appointments are for one person only and all members of the public attending the building must wear face masks.
Strict social distancing and hand-sanitising controls will also be in place during your appointment.
Email estimates and virtual valuations via WhatsApp can also be arranged by contacting the relevant specialist:
- Jewellery - Heather Callaway email@example.com
- Watches - Ben Winterton firstname.lastname@example.org
- Silver and fine art - Sarah Leedham email@example.com
- Pictures - David Fergus firstname.lastname@example.org
- Furniture - Tom Winterton email@example.com
- Medals and militaria - Nick Thompson firstname.lastname@example.org
- Toys and railwayana - Jon Price email@example.com
- Wine, whisky and port - Robert French firstname.lastname@example.org
- House clearances and all other items - Richard Winterton email@example.com
We accept direct-to-auction consignments of all goods for sale in a safe environment from 10am-4pm Monday to Friday at The Lichﬁeld Auction Centre, with no appointment needed. Please note that this service is for drop-offs only. Strict social distancing and hand-sanitising measures will be in place; you may be asked to wait and you must wear a face covering or mask.
Leave your items with full confidence that our specialists can then safely get to work on your behalf to ﬁnd that hidden gem, be it jewellery, watches, silver, cameras, bronzes, glass, ceramics, antiques, a work of art, stamps, an old toy, heirlooms or collectables.
House clearances and probate
We have taken every step in line with COVID-19 secure business guidelines to safely operate our renowned services for house clearance, probate and downsizing.
Stringently observed procedures include protective equipment, social distancing measures, deep cleaning of vehicles and premises, hand-washing and sanitiser.
Free, safe, home visits are available to arrange quotations for house clearances, downsizing solutions and probate valuations.
Please telephone 01543 251081 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss our range of professional services - with safety always at the forefront.
Free courier service
We offer a free contactless courier service for consignments such as jewellery, silver and watches.
To discuss further or to arrange an appointment, please call 01543 251081 or email email@example.com.
Forthcoming Sale Dates
17th July: BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
Sale days: NO VIEWING AVAILABLE
24th July: BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
Sale days: NO VIEWING AVAILABLE
Valuations available by appointment only - please call 01543 251081All dates