Latest lockdown notice

How the current Coronavirus Covid-19 situation is affecting the Auction Centre


Dear Valued Client,


In light of the most recent announcement from the Prime Minister, we will be open for business but working behind closed doors for the duration of the second lockdown.  Our scheduled auctions for Home & Interiors on 7th November and Toys & Models on the 17th November will now be held solely online, with remote bidding only. Please note the new date for the Toys & Model sale. This is to allow us further time to upload additional images and condition reports as there can be no public viewing for this sale.

Since the previous lockdown, we have seen a huge rise in online bidding and this now accounts for approximately 75 - 80% of winning bids across all sales.   Live bidding through our website is very easy to use, but we are also accepting commission and telephone bids.   We are happy to provide extra images and condition reports upon request.  You will still be able to collect your lots from the Auction Centre after the sale. We would encourage you to settle accounts remotely where possible and our staff will bring the lots to your vehicle. We also offer a full in house postage service.

In terms of consigning lots for future sales we can accept deliveries in a safe contactless manner, but in the first instance please do contact us to discuss your requirements. We are still carrying out professional written valuations for Probate, Insurance & Family division, both at the Auction Centre or at your home. We are also able to carry out home visits for valuation advice. We will discuss safety procedures with you when you make the appointment. We are able to offer a collection service for people who are moving house or clearing a house for sale.


 We very much hope that you are keeping well and safe, and that we will be able to welcome you back into the Auction Centre in December. 




Entries always invited for a wide range of forthcoming specialist auctions to include:


Home & Interiors     


Fine Art & Antiques    


Toys & Models   


Medals & Militaria     


Jewellery & Watches   


C20th Art & Design   


Coins, Banknotes & Tokens    


Music & Film Memorabilia  


Country Pursuits             


Wine, Port & Spirits    


Antiquarian Books & Ephemera

If you have anything suitable for inclusion into any of our auctions, please call our offices to make an appointment or submit a valuation request through our website.


Thank you for taking the time to read this, and on behalf of all of us at the Auction Centre we wish you and your loved ones good health.


Ed Crichton ASFAV


Fine Art Department

Lacy Scott & Knight LLP





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