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.
Please complete a registration form and you will be issued with a paddle number.
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.
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).
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.
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).
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 are happy to recommend shippers for larger items, please contact the office for more information.
"Dear Mr Burns, I would like to thank you first of all for coming to visit us and explaining to us the difference between silver & silver plate. Also thank you for valuing several items. We were very grateful to you for selling the silver and also the not so interesting items which sold better than we expected. Once again thank you and I am sure we will need your help in the future. Yours Sincerely. M.N."
From a Private client who used our Antique & General Auction Services