The Christmas Auction

The Christmas Auction

Date: Wed, 8th Dec 2021 10:00
Sale number: 4145
Catalogue: View Illustrated Page Turner Catalogue
Lots: 381

Sunday 5th Dec. 11am - 2pm

Monday 6th Dec. 10am - 4pm

Tuesday 7th Dec. 10am - 4pm

Buyer's Premium:

All UK auctioneers charge a premium in addition to the hammer price.

Halls’ Buyer’s Premium is 20% plus VAT for the first £500,000 and 12% above £500,000 per lot.

Condition Reports:

You can ask for further details and extra images about any lots in our sales and this is especially important if you cannot view the lot in person. We don’t detail condition in our catalogue descriptions and so recommend asking for a condition report and additional images. Our reports provide a general guide to the condition of a lot but are not a forensic examination and so a physical inspection by you or an appointed agent is ideal.

To request a condition report go to the lot of interest and click on the 'Request a condition report' button or email Condition reports are always given in writing.

Bidding Options and Registration:

There are various methods of bidding in our auctions:

  • Leave a commission or ‘absentee’ bid - call or email us to register.
  • Book a telephone - we shall call you during the auction and bid on your behalf - call or email us to register.
  • Bid live online - click here to register (read our 'How to Bid Live' guide here)
  • Bidding in person at our saleroom with a paddle number

To bid in any one of our auctions we require all potential buyers to register and provide two forms of identification. This is to comply with existing Anti-Money Laundering Regulations.

All our clients need to provide photo ID and proof of name and address by providing the following:

  • A government issued form of photo identification (plastic card element of a driving licence, or passport)
  • Proof of address such as a bank statement or utility bill, dated within the last 3 months
  • Send copies via email to when arranging your bid. These documents will be sent to a secure computer and uploaded to your client details.


Please allow plenty of time for registration and before 4.30pm the day before the auction. Bids left after this time cannot be guaranteed and may not be submitted.

Go to our Buying page for more information about collection and shipping.