Buying at Arthur Johnson

Our auctions bring you a huge array of antiques, vintage items, collectables, furnishings and other items every week. Many customers imaginatively mix antiques with contemporary furnishings in their homes by buying from our various salerooms.

In particular, our Moderrn Interiors auction can offer excellent discounts compared to buying from standard retailers.

The auction atmosphere is unique and we make the buying process as easy as possible. You certainly don't have to be an auctions expert - in fact, most of our buyers are members of the general public. And of course, we’re always on hand with friendly advice.

We understand that the idea of buying at auction can seem daunting, but we’re sure that you will find it both enjoyable and rewarding. There’s a particular feeling of excitement and achievement in putting in that first winning bid that you’ll never forget.

Unfortunately, the current Covid-19 pandemic means our auction days are online only. However all of our sales live stream over the internet and you can watch and bid from the safety of your own home with our brilliant AJ Live feature, or simply leave an absentee bid here on our website.

 

Information for Buyers

Auction Times

Please note that our auctions run simultaneously. The starting lot numbers in each saleroom are as follows:

Saleroom 1  Starts at Lot 1  @ 09.30am
Saleroom 2  Starts at Lot 601   @ 09.30am
Saleroom 3 & 4  Starts at Lot 1301  @ 9.30am
Saleroom 5   Starts at Lot 2001  @ 9.30am
Saleroom 6
(when operating)
 Starts at Lot 3001  @ 09.30am

Parking

There is ample car parking on our premises for collection of items and during viewing days.

Viewing

Viewing in person is between 9.30am to 5pm on the day before the auction. The safety of our customers and staff remains paramount, and sanitising/social distancing measures are in place.     

 

Bidding Online

The best way to bid in our auctions is right here on our website through our AJ Live bidding platform. See here for full details: https://www.arthurjohnson.co.uk/live-webcast/

Best of all, there is no internet surcharge for bidding through AJ Live while social distancing rules apply, so you won't pay a penny more than you would if you were here bidding in person.

 

  

Absentee Bids

If you are unable to bid live online you can leave an absentee bid through our website or by completing one of the special forms which are available at our accounts office or in the salerooms. You should fill in the lot number, description and the maximum price you are prepared to pay. Please ensure that the lot number is correct and that you have given us your full address with at least one contact telephone number. We will use our best endeavours to buy the lots for you as cheaply as possible allowing for other bidders and any reserve prices. Conditions under which we accept commission absentee bids are set out on the absentee bid form. A member of our staff will be pleased to advise you of the approximate time which a lot may be sold and we recommend that you telephone us to establish whether you have been successful thereafter. Alternatively you can register for the auction on our website, visit the lot you are wanting to leave an absentee bid on and enter the maximum bid you would like us to bid on your behalf. 

Payment

You will receive an invoice via email after the auction. Please pay this invoice by online card payment before collecting your items.

You can also make payment direct to our bank. Cleared funds must be in our account for a minimum of 24 hours before collection or dispatch of purchased items. Our bank details are:-

NatWest Bank, Nottingham City Branch, 148-149 Victoria Centre, Nottingham, NG1 3QT

Account no. 96834129

Account name Arthur Johnson & Sons Ltd Clients Account

Sort code 60-80-09

IBAN GB37NWBK60800996834129

SWIFTBIC NWBKGB2L

Please note: If paying by Bank Transfer, please ensure that you bring proof of the transaction with you when you collect your item, as we are unable to access bank transactional information at weekends. 

Collection Times

APPOINTMENTS FOR COLLECTIONS ARE NO LONGER REQUIRED.

You may collect your auction purchases at the below times. Please note, Mondays are reserved for entries only in saleroom 2 and collections are not possible.

Saleroom 1 - Antique and Vintage Furniture

Sunday 10am to 3pm

Monday 9.00am to 4.45pm

 

Saleroom 2 Antique and Vintage Collectables

Sunday 10am to 3pm

Tuesday 9.00am to 2.00pm

Packing and Postage

If you wish to have your purchased items sent by post we offer a full in-house packaging service. If your items fit in a Jiffy bag it will cost £6 plus the cost of postage. Larger items are packed at a charge of £7 for every 10 minutes of packing time

 

Salerooms 3 and 4 - Modern Interiors

Sunday 10am to 3pm

Monday 9.00am to 4.45pm

Deliveries

For local deliveries we suggest R.Removals who provide a friendly and efficient service - just click this link for their details. You can also obtain a quote by telephoning 07944 585318. They will be happy to discuss the procedures they have in place to safely comply with Covid-19 restrictions

 


Salerooms 5

Sunday 10am to 3pm

Monday 9.00am to 4.45pm

 

Salerooms 6

Sunday 10am to 3pm

Monday 9.00am to 4.45pm

 

Deliveries

For local deliveries we suggest R.Removals who provide a friendly and efficient service - just click this link for their details. You can also obtain a quote by telephoning 07944 585318. They will be happy to discuss the procedures they have in place to safely comply with Covid-19 restrictions

 

Condition of Lots

Prospective purchasers are advised that all lots are sold as seen and they should therefore thoroughly check the condition of lots before bidding.

Buyer's Premium

A Buyer's Premium of 24% (inclusive of VAT) will be charged on top of the hammer price. Lots purchased online with the-saleroom.com incur an additional charge amounting to 4.95% of the hammer price plus VAT.

VAT

Lots marked with an asterisk in the catalogue are subject to VAT at the current rate on top of the hammer price.

Conditions of Sale

Prospective buyers should be aware of the conditions of sale under which Arthur Johnson & Sons operate. They can be read here.