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First Time Buyers
Once you have registered you can bid on any lot in the sale. If you have never bid at auction before then it is advisable to watch the auctioneer for a few lots so that you understand how the bidding progresses. Do not be afraid to be bold with your bid and join the bidding early on so that the auctioneer can register your interest. If you have any questions or concerns, our staff will be happy to help you.
If you wish to bid in the sale but can not attend the auction, then the auctioneer can bid on your behalf via an absentee bid. Bids must be received in plenty of time before the commencement of the sale and it is advisable to double check the lot numbers and the descriptions so that you leave the bids on the correct items.
You can also leave Autobids. If you choose this option our system will automatically bid on your behalf up to the amount you specify during the sale. Your bids will appear as live internet bids to the Auctioneer, and the Auctioneer will not be aware of your maximum bid at any time. There is an additional 3% surcharge for this service.
If you can not attend the auction and would prefer to book a telephone bid, we are happy to oblige. Telephone bids must be received by 6pm the day before the sale.
Live online bidding
You can bid through this website for both live and timed auctions. There is an additional 3% charge for this service. For Live auctions you can also bid through Easyliveauction.com with the option of a 3% of fixed £3 fee; or the-saleroom.com with a 4.95% fee. Timed auctions are also accessible through EasyliveAuction.com.
Condition of lots
Prospective buyers should ensure that they have inspected any items they intend to buy and satisfy themselves to the condition. Lots are sold 'as seen' and their condition can not be guaranteed.
The buyer's premium payable on the hammer price for whisky auctions is 20% and on all other auctions is is 24%, on which VAT is applicable.
Payment and Collection of purchases
Lots are available for collection throughout the sale and all goods should be paid for and collected within one week of the sale unless prior arrangements have been agreed. After this time you will be liable for a charge of £5 per lot per day plus any additional removal, storage or other associated charges incurred by the auctioneer in respect of the lot.
VINTAGE OLDS RECORDING BRASS TRUMPET the bell engraved 'Olds Recording Made By F.E. Olds and Son, Fullerton, Calif', serial number 304426 on the middle piston valve, bell diameter 12cm; together with eight mouth pieces including examples marked: Blessing 10 1/2C, Wm. McCubbrey Glasgow, Rudy Muck 13C Made in England, Rudy Muck Cushion Rim 17C Made in England, and Al Cass Milford Mass. 3; three mutes including one marked Selmer Styratone; and a 'Musician's union Scottish District Directory' for 1971-72, with case Note: this trumpet was owned by Duncan Paterson who appears on page 105 of the directory
about Lot 286
JAMES MCBEY (Scottish 1883-1959) Port Erroll, watercolour, signed and dated 13 July 1922, 42.5cm x 27.5cm
about Lot 377
NINE CARAT GOLD CURB LINK CHARM BRACELET with a good selection of gold and other charms, including an 1887 Victorian shield back half sovereign, an eighteen carat gold compass, a nine carat gold donkey, a nine carat gold hand holding a single CZ stone, a mother of pearl set drum, a book shaped locket, a retractable pencil in enamel decorated tube cover, a coral frog, and a seal with family crest to the matrix, with nine carat gold heart clasp and safety chain, total weight approximately 86.9 grams
about Lot 61
BOWMORE 1995 Cask type: Butt Cask Number: 261 RLA: 152.90 (approx. 385 bottles at cask strength) abv: 55.6% Currently stored under bond at Inverhouse Distillers - Airdrie
about Lot 9
SPRINGBANK 1999 Cask Type: Fresh Bourbon Cask Cask Number: 191 RLA: 91.8 (approx. 230 bottles at cask strength) abv: 54.4% Currently stored under bond at Springbank Distillery, Campbeltown.
about Lot 7
VICTORIAN SILVER ROSE BOWL with elobrate embossed decoration, raised on a circular foot, monogrammed LG, Chester 1896 by George Nathan and Ridley Hayes, 890g/31.3oz
about Lot 175
LATE VICTORIAN BURR WALNUT AND INLAID WRITING DESK with a three quarter pierced gallery top on an inverted breakfront superstructure, with a pair of panel doors opening to reveal a fitted interior above a pull out drawer with an adjustable leather inset writing slope, with a panelled cupboard door below enclosing shelves, standing on porcelain castors, 107.5cm high
about Lot 451
GEORGE V SILVER TEA SET comprising a tea pot, twin handled sugar bowl and milk jug, all on ball feet, Sheffield 1917, 1380g/48.6oz
about Lot 193
IMPRESSIVE FANCY AND WHITE DIAMOND CLUSTER RING the central square emerald cut fancy diamond approximately 2cts, in surround of twenty white diamonds, on eighteen carat gold shank with platinum setting, ring size J-K
about Lot 66
LADY'S EIGHTEEN CARAT GOLD CASED ROLEX OYSTER PERPETUAL DATEJUST WRISTWATCH the black dial set with diamond hour markers and a cyclops eye date aperture at 3, on an eighteen carat gold president bracelet with concealed clasp, with original paperwork marked Y177041 and 179178, in original red leather Rolex box
about Lot 50