Buying at Auction

Condition reports and digital images:

Condition reports and images can be supplied up to 24 hours before the commencement of the auction. These are provided on any item in the auction and emailed free of charge.

Bidding:

Bids can be made in person, by leaving a commission bid in person, online or over the telephone.

If you wish to leave a bid we will require the potential bidder to register with their full name, address, telephone number and credit card details for security purposes. Each bidder is given a paddle bidding number which ensures confidentiality.

Commission Bids:

If you are unable to attend the auction you can leave a commission bid. These can be handed into reception, faxed or emailed. You can download a commission bid form here

Telephone Bidders

We are able to take up to three telephone lines per lot for those that are unable to attend the auction and do not wish to leave a commission bid. Arrangements for this service must be made at least 24 hours before the sale and will only be accepted on lots estimated at £100 or more. A member of staff will call you approximately five lots prior to your lot being offered.

Online

Real-time video and audio brings the excitement of the saleroom right to your computer, so you can bid from the comfort of your own home, or from anywhere in the world. There is an additional charge of 3% plus VAT for this facility on top of the buyers premium. Please register with thesaleroom.com

Buyers Premium

The Buyer’s Premium is charge on all lots, and is 17.5% + VAT on the hammer price. Buyers will pay a commission charge of an additional 3% (+ VAT) of the hammer price if lots are successfully purchased online via the-saleroom.com.

Postage and Packaging

We are unable to offer in-house postage and packaging. We recommend the local Mailboxes (tel. 029 2045 2975) as couriers, however you may use whomever you wish. If you are not collecting purchase yourself, we do require notification of the name of the person/company who will be collecting on your behalf. Without this notification we will not be able to release your goods.

Payment

Payment can be made in person by cash, debit card or cheque (payment by cheque will delay the release of the goods until after the cheque has been cleared by the bank). For remote payment our preferred method is Bank Transfer. We do not accept remote payment by card. Our bank details for transfers are as follows:

HSBC Bank
23 Market Place
Coleford
Gloucestershire
GL16 8AG

For and on behalf of Anthemion Auctions No.2 Account.
40-18-05 11207849

IBAN NO. GB95HUBK40180511207849
BIC No. HBUKGB4126R

Artists Resale Rights

The royalty charges are 4% of the hammer price from €1,000 – €50,000, a sliding rate will apply above €50,000. For a complete list of the royalty charges visit www.dacs.co.uk, there is no VAT on the royalty charge.

Please click here for further information on Artist Resale Rights.