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

You can bid online via our own bidding platform on at no additional charge - Click here to register

Please be aware that online bidding via costs an extra 4.95% plus VAT of the final selling price.

Overseas bidders

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 30% inclusive of VAT on the hammer price. For example:

Hammer price – £100.00

Premium at 25% of £100 = £25

VAT at 20% of £25 = £5.00

Total price – £130.00


Bank Transfer, Debit card.

Credit card (plus 2.28% VAT inc. on Business and Non-EEA cards) to a maximum of £2000.00.


Mallams do not have in house packing or shipping facilities but can suggest companies to assist with this.

Terms and conditions

Our full terms are available here >

Catalogue Alerts

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