All UK auctioneers charge a premium in addition to the hammer price.
Halls’ Buyer’s Premium is 30% for the first £500,000 and 12% above £500,000 per lot.
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 email@example.com. Condition reports are always given in writing.
Bidding Options and Registration:
There are two methods of bidding in this auctions:
Leave a commission or ‘absentee’ bid
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 Please send copies via email to firstname.lastname@example.org when arranging your bid. These documents will be sent to a secure computer and uploaded to your client details.
Go to our Buying page for more information about collection and shipping.