Viewing the catalogue
Catalogues for specialist sales are published approximately one week in advance, and you may request an Auction Catalogue via the Auction pages, at an auction house or over the phone.
Bid in the saleroom
Register at the front desk in advance of the auction, where you will receive a paddle number with which to bid. Take your seat in the saleroom and when you wish to bid, raise your paddle and catch the auctioneer’s attention.
Leave a commission bid
You may leave a commission bid via the website, by telephone, by email or in person at Mallams’ salerooms. Simply state the maximum price you would like to pay for a lot and we will purchase it for you at the lowest possible price, while taking the reserve price and other bids into account.
Bid over the telephone
Book a telephone line before the sale, stating which lots you would like to bid for, and we will call you in time for you to bid through one of our staff in the saleroom. If you can’t get to the saleroom in person, a telephone bid still allows you live participation.
Online live bidding
Register online at the-saleroom.com to bid online live as the sale is taking place. You can also watch and hear the auction online. Please be aware that online bidding costs an extra 3% plus VAT of the final selling price.
Overseas clients will need to provide proof of identity (a scan of a passport or a national ID card) and payment card details prior to the auction.
Please be aware that there is a buyer’s premium of 24% inclusive of VAT on the hammer price. For example:
Hammer price – £100
Premium at 20% of £100 = £20
VAT at 20% of £20 = £4
Total price – £124
Terms and conditions
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