Buying at Hannam’s
Buying at auction is a simple yet exciting experience. We offer these following ways to buy with us:
Buying in Person
Customers wishing to attend the sale will need to register to bid on sale day. We require your full name, address, telephone number and a valid photo ID (Driving Licence / Passport). You will be issued with a numbered paddle which you will need to bid with. When the lot is being sold, raise your paddle clearly so the auctioneer can see, and he will acknowledge your bid. The auctioneer will accept increasing bids from interested parties until one bidder remains. The final bidder is the successful buyer.
For customers unable to attend the auction they may leave an Absentee bid with the auctioneer, also known as a Commission or Written bid. We are happy to execute these bids on your behalf and will purchase the lot as cheaply as possible, other bids and reserves permitting. Forms are available in the saleroom during the viewing period. Once completed can be returned to the auctioneers office. Absentee and telephone bids are offered as a free service and at the buyer’s risk, we cannot accept liability for any failure to place such bids. In certain circumstance a deposit may be requested to use this facility.
Telephone bidding works in a similar way to Absentee bidding, however a member of staff will telephone you just before your selected lot is due to come under the hammer. You will then be able to bid live over the telephone for the lot, with the member of staff conveying your bid to the auctioneer. This facility is offered for all sales. The minimum lot value for a telephone bid is £500. Because telephone lines are limited, telephone bids must be booked at least 24 hours in advance of the sale. Telephone bids are accepted at the sole discretion of the auctioneer. Absentee and telephone bids are offered as a free service and at the buyer’s risk, we cannot accept liability for any failure to place such bids, and bids are accepted at the buyer’s risk. In certain circumstance a deposit may be requested to use this facility.
The most common and easiest way for potential bidders to attend the auction is to register and bid via the internet. Hannam’s host their auctions via four different online platforms, The Saleroom, Live Auctioneers, Invaluable & Easy Live Auctions. Registration is simple and can be achieved in the comfort of your own home, with the added service of receiving condition reports and additional images and information if required. Along with the opportunity to receive won items through Hannam’s internal post and packaging service, or through our recommended couriers (please see below), customers from across the world can partake in our auctions, knowing that the services are in place to assist them.
Hannam’s auctions are easy to view, and clients may view without any obligation or pressure to buy. Catalogues are available showing estimated prices. Auctioneers are on hand to give advice and information on what you are buying.
For all sales, the buyer will pay the hammer price plus a buyer’s premium, unless stated by the auctioneer.
|Fine Art Sales
||23% + VAT on the commission
You may pay with cash up to £7,500, cheque (only accepted upon prior arrangement), credit and debit cards, wire transfer or bankers draft. Credit or Debit card payments must be made in person unless prior arrangements have been agreed upon. For further details contact the office. You must pay for your purchase immediately following the sale. All funds must be cleared before goods are released for collection or delivery. We request purchases are collected immediately following sale. If you require us to store the items for you, this can be arranged at a cost with a member of staff.
We can offer an in house packing and postage service for certain items, however items of high value or that require specialist packing we would recommend Part & Parcel, Mailbox Guildford or Essential Address. They will be happy to provide you with a quote for packing and postage. Customers are invited to contact Part & Parcel, Mailboxes or Essential Address directly.
Terms and Conditions
Our full Terms and Conditions are available here
and our full Conditions of Sale and Definition of Catalogue Terms are available here
. Our Telephone Bids conditions are available here
and our Condition Reports Statement here
Buyers can be accomodated in our local partnered hotel, The Cricketers Inn, just a short drive away in the quiet village of Steep. Please find contact details on their website here