Buying at Auction

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“What type of Auctions do you hold?”

We hold our general & Collectables sale on the last Monday of every month, with worldwide online bidding facilities via
For the dates of our Auctions and the Viewing times please see our


“What sort of things can I buy?”

We sell a wide variety of items across the board, basically anything that would be cleared from a house from everyday necessities like washing machines & televisions to top quality jewellery & the finest of antiques.

Get in touch for more details.

“When and how can I view the sale?”

We hold viewing sessions prior to the sale when both the trade & public can examine our lots in person. Our viewing day is the Friday before each sale, bewtween 8am & 4pm, as well as on sale day mornings from 8am prior to the sale starting.

For sale dates and times please see the AUCTION CALENDAR.

Our catalogues can also be viewed here on our site as well as being available on the

We offer a live worldwide bidding platform for all of our sales via The

Our staff are here to help you! If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to ask.

It is important to note that no faults or imperfections are mentioned in the catalogue description. Lots sold are likely to have been subject to wear and tear caused by the user or the effects of age and therefore may have faults and imperfections.

Condition reports are available upon request!

“How do I bid for an item I may wish to buy?”

All prospective purchasers are required to register their full name, address and phone number and will be given a bidding number to show the auctioneer if you are successful.

There are several ways of bidding:-

You can attend the sale and bid in person.

Submit a Commission Bid – If you are not able to attend the auction or prefer not to bid yourself we can execute a commission bid on your behalf. Simply fill in a bid form with your details and fill in the lot number and brief description of the lot(s) you wish to bid on and the maximum amount you are prepared to bid. This form can be completed by us over the phone, handed to the office in person or sent by email to the office. We will then bid on your behalf attempting to secure the lot for the least amount subject to other bids and any reserve price.

Bid by Telephone – Live telephone bids can be arranged ONLY and entirely at the DISCRETION of the auctioneer. All requests for Telephone Bids are subject to availability. Please telephone 01698 282007 for more information.

Bid On-line – Our sales are also available via Please telephone the saleroom for more information or visit for further information.

By bidding at Hamilton Auction Market you agree to be bound by our Conditions of Sale. Please note that items bought at auction do not have the same level of consumer protection as they would if bought from a retailer. If you have any questions or queries about a lot please ask a member of staff before bidding.

“How can I pay for an item?”

Entry to the Saleroom is free and you can come and go as you please during the auction and view days. All lots incur a 20% buyer’s premium (plus VAT) payable on top of the hammer price. Occasionally some lots will also incur VAT on the hammer price e.g. when they are being sold on behalf of a business, but this will be clearly marked.

Please see our Conditions of Sale for details about when and how to pay

If you would like more information please contact our accounts department: 01698 282007.

“When do I have to clear my purchases from the Salerooms?” – Collection of purchased lots must be made by the next day immediately following the Sale. In special circumstances and by prior arrangement with the Auctioneers exceptions may be granted.

Storage may be charged if items are left without prior arrangement.