How to bid...

There are several ways you can bid at our auctions:

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Bid online for just £3 with EasyLive!

Leave automatic commission bids or bid live during the sale for as little as £3 (plus vat) at or you can 3% (plus vat) on top of the hammer price!

Bid online with 'the-saleroom'!

You can also bid on our sales live and leave absentee bids with the-saleroom at an additional cost of 5% + VAT at

Or leave commission/ phone bids

You can also request a phone bid or leave a commission bids with us to execute on your behalf at no extra cost! If you leave a phone bid, one of our members of staff shall ring you whilst the lot is being sold. If you leave a bid with us, we shall bid up to this amount on your behalf whilst trying to purchase the lot for the lowest price.

Our Charges

Buying at Leighton Hall Auctions

We charge 20% Buyers Premium on top of the hammer price. Please note there is VAT payable on top of the premium only unless stated otherwise making it 24% on top of the hammer price. ( i.e if you buy something for £100, including the premium it will cost £124). Please be aware there is also a surcharge for buying through the-saleroom EasyLive Auctions depending on which option you selected. 

Selling at Auction

We charge 15% Sellers Commission on the hammer price of the item which is also subject to VAT (18% in total). We also charge a small lotting fee of £2 per lot (£2.40 with VAT) that is entered in the auction regardless of whether the item is sold or not. If you chose to consign with us, we will ensure that lots are of saleable quality to ensure that you get the best results available!

Collections and Shipping Policy

Leighton Hall Auctions offer an in-house post and packing service for most items that are sold through our auctions. The minimum charge applied for our services will be £12.50 plus VAT (UK) and will depend on the weight, size, quantity and nature of the items that need to be posted. We aren’t professional packers but have experience of posting a range of items to both domestic and international destinations. We cant take responsibility for any parcels if they have been lost or broken if they aren’t insured. 

Postage needs to be arranged and paid for no later than 5 working days after the auction. Parcels will be sent as soon as possible but could take up to 2 weeks after payment has cleared to be dispatched. 

For ALL international postage enquiries, please contact us prior to bidding. 

All items will be sent using a tracked service and the recipient will assume full responsibility when it leaves our saleroom. Insurance can be purchased by the buyer at a cost of 5% + VAT of the hammer price. If not insured, then we will not accept responsibility for the parcel(s) should they arrive damaged or get lost in transit. 

For larger items, we cant offer postage, however, we do work closely with a range of couriers who can offer their services. Please contact us for details. 

Alternatively, you can arrange your own postage or collection but please notify us of your arrangements. 

If you are planning to collect your items in person, please ensure you contact us prior to arrange a date and time to collect your lots to ensure we have them for you. Please note, the lots are securely stored off-site so we need advanced warning to ensure we have them at our premises ready for you to pick up!