- Do I have to register to bid?
- How do I register?
- Do I need to register every time I come to the auction rooms?
- What is a commission bid and how do I leave one?
- Can I bid online?
- How much do you charge?
- How can I pay?
- When can I collect my purchases?
- Do you deliver/collect?
- What do you sell?
- How do I arrance a valuation?
- What other services do you offer?
Do I have to register to bid?
Yes, we need all bidders to be registered with a unique paddle number, which you show to the auctioneer when bidding in order to identify yourself.
How do I register?
It is a very simple process; we will ask you to complete a registration form with your name, address, telephone number and email address, and once that is done we will issue you with a paddle number.
Do I need to register every time I come to the auction rooms?
No, you only need to register once, after which you will keep the same permanent paddle number.
What is a commission bid and how do I leave one?
If you want to bid on a lot in the auction, but you are unable to attend in person, you are able to leave a commission bid. We will ask you to complete a form with the lot numbers you wish to bid on, and the maximum amount you wish to bid for each item. We will then bid on your behalf up to your maximum amount. We will always attempt to buy lots as cheaply as possible for you, but consideration must be given to the lot guide price, other bids and any reserve placed on the lot by the vendor. We will ask you to telephone us after the auction to discover whether your commission bids have been successful.
- To place a commission bid:
- Register as a user or Log onto the website
- Search for an auction item from the Homepage or Auctions page
- Press the Bid button on the item
- Enter your bid
Can I bid online?
We offer online bidding via the-saleroom.com for our fine art and antique auctions, but not for our monthly modern and vintage sales.
How much do you charge?
We charge buyers’ premium and vendors’ commission at the rate of 15% plus VAT. VAT is only chargeable on that 15%, meaning it is a rate of 18% inclusive.
Remember to factor in this amount when deciding what you are prepared to bid for a lot.
If you are selling through us, this amount will be deducted from your sold total before we account to you for the balance.
How can I pay?
Our preferred methods of payment are cash and debit card. If you wish to pay by credit card there will be a surcharge.
When can I collect my purchases?
You are able to collect any lots you have successfully bid on as soon as you have paid for them. We cannot take any payments until the auction has finished, and we require all lots to be paid for and collected within two working days of an auction.
Do you deliver/collect?
Yes, if you are buying or selling through us and are unable to transport the goods yourself, we are able to offer a delivery and collection service. Details of the charges for this service can be obtained from the auction rooms.
What do you sell?
As we have two types of auction, modern and vintage, and fine art, antique and collectable, we are able to sell a wide variety of items for you. However, we cannot say yes to everything, so we always recommend calling us to discuss anything you are interested in entering for auction.
How do I arrange a valuation?
We hold regular valuation mornings at the auction rooms in Brading or Shanklin, as well as at the Hose Rhodes Dickson estate agency offices across the Island. An up-to-date list of dates and venues can always be found on our website. If your item is too big to bring to us, or if you struggle with transport, we are happy to visit you at home. Call or email us to discuss your requirements.
What other services do you offer?
We are able to assist the executors of deceased estates by providing formal written valuation reports for probate purposes. We are also able to undertake house clearance. Charges for these services are assessed on an individual case-by-case basis.