Buying at auction could not be easier and is often the best way to acquire those rare items for your collection and with the knowledge that Marlows guarantees every item it sells as original and of the period stated you can rest easy knowing that your item will arrive and be as described
If you subscribe to Marlows catalogues you will receive your informative illustrated catalogue approximately two weeks before the sale, this will give you ample time to peruse and work out your bidding strategy for the upcoming auction. We also have an internet online catalogue available showing an illustration of every lot.
Auctions have moved with the times, especially in the case of Marlows, so on Saleday there are various ways you can bid in a way which is convenient to you.
You can attend the auction in person at our Ravon Court Saleroom with viewing starting at 8am and continuing throughout the sale for your convenience, this view, buy and clear policy, enables you to view items while the sale is in progress, bid for them and clear in the least possible time. The sales begin at 10am and the Auctioneer will run continuously, usually with a selling rate of about 110 - 120 lots an hour, so you will be able to calculate the time your interested lot will be sold, but remember to be ready earlier rather than later. Many bidders stay for the whole sale, a complimentary Tea and Coffee service and chats with other collectors attending the sale can make it a most enjoyable day. Ample free parking is available at our Ravon Court Saleroom
This is certainly the 21st Century advance in auctioneering, as Marlows has linked with The Saleroom to enable you to bid live at your home or workplace from any part of the world. After logging into our live bidding platform, you will see photographs of each item and hear the auctioneer as the sale is being conducted you will be able to bid live as though in the room itself and this gives the advantage of being enable to “go just one more”, if needs be, to secure your item.
For buyers unable to attend the sale, or have access to the internet Marlows offers a telephone bidding service. In this case a representative of Marlows will call you and take your bidding instructions live as your lot is sold. This service is available for lots over the value of £100 and bidders are expected to bid from the lower estimate and above.
For your convenience Marlows has a bidding facility through their internet online catalogue, we can accept bids on official Bidding forms found in the illustrated catalogue, or bids can be left by a telephone call from registered clients.
For those attending the sale, you can clear your items as soon as you see the auctioneers sheets passed through to the office. Unlike many other auction rooms you do not have to wait until the end of the sale to collect your items.
Items can be collected from the Ravon Court Saleroom, by appointment. It is important that if you intend to collect your items you contact the salesroom by the following Monday after saleday before 12 o’clock as all items are removed to our shipping agent on this day.
Marlows can arrange a shipping service through our independent agent we have used for the past 13 years. For your convenience all items are collected on the Monday afternoon following a sale and automatically packed ready for despatch. We have found this to be the most cost effective and quickest way for you to acquire your goods.