Selling at Sidcup
What are your commission rates for
Our rates are very competitive as we
only charge 15%.
Do you charge a lotting up fee or a non
No we do not, all you get charged is
the straight 15% if it sells.
What days do you accept lots for your
We accept items the week after the
sale, Monday - Saturday and Monday - Tuesday the
week before the sale. We may be able accept lots after these
dates for the next sale but this depends on if
we have any space left as we do fill up very
quickly. If you need any information please
What are your office hours.
click here for more information about our
Is there anyone available to help with
pricing the items for auction.
Yes there is someone available most
days if not we can make an appointment for you
to meet one of our experts.
Is there anywhere to park so we can
unload our items.
When delivering items to the auctions
just pull into the slip road next to the
Is there anyone available to help
me unload the items.
Yes there is always a porter available
to help you with your items.
Will my item be seen on the website.
We try to get as many items onto our
website but cannot take a photo of every item so
we choose a spread across the board to give
everyone a chance.
What is the last day you put photos onto
The Tuesday before the auction is
normally our last update for the website but the
sooner you get the item to us the sooner it gets
onto the website where it gets maximum exposure.
Do you get many visits to the website.
The week before the auction we get
approx: 2500 visits to the website.
When do you payout for items that we
We payout the Wednesday after the sale, if you
cannot come into the auction to collect your
payment then please contact the auction from the
Wednesday and let us know where you would like
your payment sent.
Some of my items did not sell.
If your item did not reach its reserve
the first week, then you can enter it for two
more auctions, the 2nd auction at a cheaper
reserve then the third time at no reserve.
Do you have a buyers premium.
Yes we do but it is a very competitive
at only 10% with no other fees.
When is the viewing for the auction.
click here for times and dates of viewing.
I cannot attend the auction, can I leave
a bid with you.
Yes, just fill in a bidding slip with
all the details and we will do bidding for you.
I would like to do a telephone bid.
We do accept telephone bids but only
for items above £50.
Do we need to register to buy items at
Yes you do, you can register with the
staff behind the jewellery counter and collect a
bidding card from them.
How long does your auction last for.
Our auctioneers do around 150-180 lots
an hour so on average they last around 4 hours
on each day.
When can we pick up the items we have
Once the item has been put onto your
buying slip and you have paid you can collect
your items by giving your buying slip to a
porter. Please be patient during busy times, you
will be served as quickly as possible.
I can't collect my items for a few days.
That is no problem, we can hold the
items for a few days. Please make sure you let
someone know when you can pick up your items as
we start to set up for the next auction right
Is there parking available during
viewing and auction days.
There is limited amount of parking at
the auction during these days. Most people park
in the council car park next to Morrisons which
is just off Elm Road, it costs approx £3 for all
day parking and is only five minute walk to the
Can we park when we pick up the items we
Yes there will be spaces available next
to the auction.
Does the auction publish a catalogue.
Yes we do have a catalogue, this is
normally ready on Wednesday at a cost of £1
each. it is also available for viewing on the
What type of payments do you accept.
We accept all types of credit cards(2%
cards, cheques with cheque card and good old
Do you have any staff available to help
with heavy items.
Yes our staff are very helpful but
please be patient during busy times.
Can we help ourselves to the items we
No sorry only a member of staff can
clear your items and you must have your receipt
before they can collect the items you have
You passed on a lot or it did not sell
can we still buy it.
Have a chat with a member of staff and
they will see if it is still available.
Two Day Auction
Friday October 21st
Saturday October 22nd
Thursday 10 am-4pm
Friday from 9 am
Saturday from 9 am
Auction Starts at 11 am
prompt on both days.