At Kerry Taylor Auctions we want to make the experience of buying at auction enjoyable and as easy as possible.
Whatever your interest or query, we are always happy to help.
You must be registered in order to bid in our sales. To do so you need to set up an account and provide proof of ID. This can be done in person or online.
To set up an online account and you can do so here.
Provide us with photo ID and contact information
There are four easy ways to bid in our sales
All set! You can take part from anywhere in the world
Viewing in person
Our sales typically take place on a Monday, and we are open for viewing to the public the Friday and Sunday beforehand. Please check the sale calendar for details and confirmation of opening hours for each individual sale, as these may vary.
If you are not able to visit us in person, the catalogue for each and every sale is available to view online via our website and Invaluable. You can create an account on our website to save your favourite lots. Condition reports are available upon request and we will be very happy to assist you with any queries you may have.
Create an account here
Each lot is presented with an estimate, which indicates our opinion of value and is to be used as a ‘guide’ for buyers. There is always the possibility that the final price achieved may be significantly higher than the top estimate, depending on bidding on the day.
The majority of lots will be consigned with a reserve. This is the minimum bid we would accept to sell the item. Reserves are not disclosed to bidders and are never set above the low estimate provided.
If you are unable to view in person, we highly recommend that you request a condition report before placing a bid. You can do this by clicking the button underneath the lot description on our website, or request one at email@example.com. Please note that whilst we strive to give accurate and honest opinions, condition reports are not guaranteed and are meant as a guide only. Major flaws are described but not every tiny imperfection may be included.
Any alterations to lot descriptions will be announced on the day of the sale. If you have left a bid on an item that is then amended, you will automatically receive an email when the ammendment is made.
In order to bid with us for the first time you must first be fully registered. To do this you will need to create an account which is quick and easy, and you may do so here. In addition to filling in this form (for the first time only) you will need to provide proof of ID such as a valid driving licence or passport. You can also register in person at the auction or on viewing days.
Once your details are verified you can simply register to bid in each sale and a paddle number will be automatically assigned to you.
There are four easy ways to bid in our sales, and of course all bids are confidential.
Payment is due immediately after the auction and in pounds sterling. We do not accept other currencies. We endeavor to make this process as convenient as possible for you, and payment Payment can be made via:
If you are a successful bidder, you will be e-mailed an invoice the day after the sale. This will include a shipping estimate if applicable.
On receipt of cleared funds, lots can be collected from our saleroom during office hours- Monday-Friday 9:30am-5pm. We provide competitive world-wide shipping quotes via our appointed shipper, who is experienced in handling the items we sell. If you have requested shipping, you will be provided with tracking information once the goods have been released. If you wish to use your own designated shipper, then just a packing service is available via our appointed shipper at a charge.
Please note that for purchases outside of the EU, export invoices excluding VAT will only be issued to clients using our appointed shipper. If another shipper is used then VAT will be charged and then reimbursed only upon documentary proof of export.
Buyers are reminded that it is their responsibility to comply with UK export regulations and with local import requirements. Please be aware that export restrictions may apply on items containing materials from endangered species. We are happy to assist you with any CITES applications or further shipping queries.
You must factor in the buyer’s premium when placing a bid. This is a charge auction houses add to the hammer price of each lot, which will be added to your invoice if you are the successful bidder. Our buyer’s premium is 25% for items selling up to £50,000. For lots selling above £50,000, the buyer’s premium is 20%. VAT is applicable on the buyer’s premium only.