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Lindsay Burns & Company



The viewing period prior to the sale is when buyers get the opportunity to handle lots and see what is on offer for sale. Catalogues are available to purchase from the office and are also available to view on our homepage. Our Antique & Fine Art sale catalogues are also available to view at www.the-saleroom.com/lindsayburns where there is access to our live bidding platform. Viewing dates and times are listed on our homepage. 

If you are unable to attend a viewing and would like to receive additional information such as condition reports and digital images please contact the office with your requirements and we will process this for you.


Registering to bid (either in person, absentee bidding or telephone bidding)

To register as a private individual we will require full contact details along with government issued photo identification (passport, driving licence) and a proof or address (utility bill, council tax bill, bank statement) To register as a corporate client we will require a copy of the certificate of incorporation or equivalent documentation  and proof of identification of directors and owners. If you are a partnership, trust or other legal structure please contact us to discuss the registration requirements.

In person

Please complete a registration form and you will be issued with a paddle number.

Absentee Bids

We are able to execute absentee bids on your behalf, please complete an Absentee Bidding form, available from the office or download one here and email it to us at Enable JavaScript to view protected content.. All bids must be received the day before the sale.

Telephone Bids

We are able to execute telephone bids on your behalf, please complete a telephone bidding form, available from the office, or contact us by telephone or email. Please note that telephone bids are provided on a first come, first served basis and must have a covering bid provided for each lot. All bids must be received the day before the sale.

Live Bidding

We offer a Live Bidding facility for our Sales via www.the-saleroom.com . Please visit www.the-saleroom.com for details on how to register for the sale. Please note there is an additional 4.95% charge to use this facility.


An invoice will be generated once you have completed bidding. If you are unable to pay on the day of the sale we will contact you by email or telephone. We must receive prompt payment for all purchased lots.

All sales are subject to Buyers Premium at 20% + VAT


We accept cash payments up to £5,000.00


Please make cheques payable to Lindsay Burns and Company . It is necessary to allow at least five working days for the cheque to clear before collecting the lots (unless agreed with the auctioneers prior to sale).

Bank Transfer

All bank transfers must state the relevant paddle number (found on the top right of your invoice, if you are unsure of this number please contact the office). If transferring from a foreign currency, the total we receive must be in pounds sterling after a currency conversion and deduction of any bank charges. Our bank details are printed on our invoices and can be verified by contacting the office. We do not accept cash deposits into the account.

Debit Card and Credit Card Payments

There is no charge for using debit or credit cards. We do not accept card payments over the telephone or internet, only in person on the premises (unless agreed with the auctioneers prior to sale).

Customer Due Diligence

Art Market Participants are obliged to undertake measures to ensure that transactions are not part of money laundering. The threshold for these checks is 10,000 EUROS or the equivalent in British pounds. We will be required to undertake the necessary identification checks prior to the conclusion of any transaction exceeding this threshold. Please refer to our Anti-Money Laundering Policy or contact the office for further information.

Click here for our Conditions of Sale for Buyers

Postage & Packing for Buyers

We can recommend Mailboxes Etc. of Dundee who are able to collect and pack your purchased lots. They can be contacted on 01382 228999 or Enable JavaScript to view protected content. for a quote.

We are happy to recommend shippers for larger items, please contact the office for more information.

Upcoming Sales

Antiques & Fine Art Sale

6th & 7th September at 10.30 am

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Summer Sales

We are now accepting suitable entries for our forthcoming series of Summer and Autumn sales, please contact Nick Burns for free and confidential advice on selling an item or collection.

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"Just wanted to thank you for the wonderful service and my purchases from your recent sale"


From a private buyer who purchased lots in one of our Antique and Fine Art Sales

Lindsay Burns & Company is the trading name of N Burns & C Burns Ltd., a limited company registered in Scotland. Registration number SC412672. The registered office is at 6 King Street, Perth, PH2 8JA VAT Reg. 177947251 - © 2022 All rights reserved.