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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 Antique & Fine Art 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 six 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 available on request. 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).

Conditions of Sale for Buyers 

Condition of Sale for Buyers PDF for download

Postage & Packing for Buyers

Lindsay Burns & Company offers a limited packing and postage service for small Lots within the UK, charges apply, please contact the office for a quote. Please note that we are not professional packers but will do our upmost to make sure that items are packed in a suitable and secure way. Lindsay Burns & Company will not be held responsible for any claims relating to goods damaged in transit by Royal Mail or any other external carriers.

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

General Sale

Postponed as of 24th March until further notice

Thursday 2nd April 2020 at 10.30am

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Antiques & Fine Art Sale

Postponed as of 24th March until further notice

Tuesday 21st & Wednesday 22nd April 2020 at 10.30am

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"I felt the auction was an easy process and great care was taken with my items, I was given regular updates throughout by Nick who answered all my questions and made me feel at ease as this was my first auction. I would highly recommend."


From a Private client that consigned a recently rediscovered collection of Antique Jewellery

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 - © 2020 All rights reserved.