Browsers and buyers are welcome at The Cotswold Auction Company's sales. Entry is free and any member of staff will be happy to help with queries.


This is the day preceding the sale - a good opportunity for you to examine the lots on offer. Detailed catalogues with estimates of value will be on sale. The catalogue can also be viewed on our website and pages printed as required.


ALL CUSTOMERS ARE NOW REQUIRED TO PROVIDE PHOTOGRAPHIC PROOF OF IDENTITY WHEN REGISTERING, as We are now required by money-laundering regulation to see photo id from all new bidders and sellers (e.g driving license or passport). Once seen these particulars are deleted.


You need a bidding number - see the auction office at the saleroom. You will be given a card and the easiest way to make a bid is by waving this bidding number. If you are a novice bidder do not worry - the blink of an eye will not be taken as a bid! The auctioneer will always establish whether a bid is genuine before accepting it.


 Once you have registered online at,  you can hear the auction as it occurs, view photographs of the lots and simply click to bid - all for an additional charge of 4.95% (of the hammer price)+ vat. Log on to to bid live on any of our sales advertised as 'live online bidding'.


If you are unable to attend the sale you can leave a commission bid with the auctioneer who will bid on your behalf as if you were present in the room. Don't forget that there is a buyers premium of 22% (+VAT) on the hammer price (the price at which the lot is knocked down).


Payment can be made by bank transfer (preferred), cash (maximum £8000) or debit card, and all payemt must be received into our account before lots are removed. With regard to payment via online bidding with , please note that if payment is not received within 24 hours of the sale the Auctioneer reserves the right to take payment from the card registered with . We also reserve the right to request payment by bank transfer. Where payment has been made by telephone, goods will not be available for collection until three working days after.

Overseas bidders need to provide card details and security numbers before their bid can be accepted and the same conditions apply regarding payment. Overseas bidders are required to pay by Bank transfer and to cover bank charges. Please note we only accept debit cards - we do not accept cheques or credit cards.

For debit transactions where the  customer is not present,there is a limit of £300.00

BANK DETAILS:         Lloyds. Sort Code, 30 92 06      Account Name, Cotswold Auction Company,     Account, 01367917     IBAN, GB35LOYD30920601367917 


Please arrange collection by Friday of the auction week. If you are unable to arrange to collect your lots please contact the office, who will be able to assist you with the transport or storage of furniture and other large items with local removers. Please note that uncollected items may be subject to storage charges, as per our terms and conditions.

For packing and sending of smaller items contact, for larger lots please contact mailboxes of cheltenham with 

Collections by couriers/carriers will only be permitted on receipt of written instructions from the registered bidder. Collections by taxi or unconfirmed other parties will be refused.

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