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Buying Guide


A Buyers Premium of 20% (including VAT) is payable by all purchasers. Payment may be made by cash, debit card (the preferred methods), credit card or cheque, the latter subject to prior arrangements having been made with the Auctioneers. We request that accounts are settled as soon as possible and definitely within two working days of the auction.

Commission Bids

We are able to execute commission (absentee) bids on your behalf. We will purchase lots as cheaply as possible, subject to other bids and reserves.

Illustrations and Estimates

Virtually all lots in the Fine Art sales are illustrated on our website, but if you need a more detailed image, we will be pleased to send it via email. Estimates are prepared in advance of the sale and are sometimes revised. We are always willing to convey our opinion of the expected price of any lot.

Telephone and Internet bidding

At our Fine Art sales we offer telephone and internet bidding on major lots. We will be pleased to assist you with these services, but enquiries should be made 24 hours before the auction.

How to register to bid live via the Saleroom

Condition Reports

An opinion of condition is not normally printed in the catalogue, but intending purchasers are welcome to request a condition report up to 24 hours before the auction. However please note that, while we aim to give an accurate description, the responsibility is with the buyer and we recommend that, if possible, you inspect the lots yourself.


We ask that purchasers remove their lots from the saleroom within two working days of the auction. Our own delivery service will be pleased to transport items anywhere on the Isle of Wight (subject to appropriate charges). Please will you let us know immediately after the auction if you require this service. We will also assist with transport arrangements to mainland destinations. Our post and packing department will assist you with delivery of small items via the Royal Mail. Please ask about charges. If you wish to instruct your own courier, we will pack your purchases ready for collection

Terms and Conditions

Please consult our terms and conditions on this website.