It is important that you read the following information and condition of sale before buying. If you are unsure or need any assistance please ask and we will be happy to advise.

Buyer’s Premium

A buyer’s premium is payable of 20% of the hammer price of each lot purchased. VAT at the appropriate rate is charged on the premium.

IMPORTANT: If you are bidding live online through, or Invaluable there will be an extra surcharge for using their services, 5% plus VAT and 5% respectively; therefore a total of 20.00% commission + surcharge + VAT will be charged.


Unless indicated, no VAT will be payable on the hammer price and the premium will be shown inclusive of VAT. (The VAT inclusive with the premium is not normally recoverable by the buyer.) However, occasionally VAT is charged on the hammer price at the appropriate rate. In these cases the lots will be indicated in the catalogue and announced by the auctioneer.


Buyers must register before the sale at the office for a bidding number. The highest bidder is the buyer. In the event of a dispute, the auctioneer will determine the buyer, or at his discretion re-offer the lot. All lots become the responsibility of the buyer at the fall of the hammer. All lots should be paid for within seven days of the sale.

Methods of Payment

Paying by cash. Cash payments can be made at the office, either during or after a sale. Paying by Debit or Credit Cards or via BACS.

Payments can be made by Switch, MasterCard and Visa Cards. (There is no surcharge, however some cards are not accepted, please check within the office). BACS or electronic payments are also widely accepted, the bank details should all be present at the bottom of the invoice issued. Please use your buyer reference or name as the reference number on the payment.

Paying by Cheque. All cheques should be payable to “Wilkinsons Auctioneers Ltd” for the total amount due. Cheques for large amounts will be cleared before goods are released unless prior arrangements have been made with the auctioneer.

We request that payments are made within a timely manner, unless otherwise agreed with the auctioneer we apply a 14 day period from the saleday, within which all invoices should be settled in full.

Electrical Goods

It is essential that lots which were originally operated by mains electricity be checked by a qualified electrician before use. They may not comply with the current statutory requirements and as such are offered solely for display of historical purpose.