How To Bid

If you can not attend our room auction at The Spa Hotel in person there are other ways to place an absentee bid.


Bids in Writing 

Please fill in the bid form which you will find by clicking the link titled ‘Bidding Form’. Please download, print out and fill in. Indicate the highest price in £ sterling that you would be prepared to pay for the lot. Always remember that a 21.6% commission (including VAT) will be added to the hammer price. 

Please note your maximum bid will only be reached if there is other parties interested in your desired lot. Of course if there is no other interest you will win the lot at a lower hammer price. 

To avoid disappointment written bids will have to arrive to us no later than 6:00pm the day before the auction. 

If this is your first time bidding with us we would require a valid credit card to accept the bid.

Telephone Bids 

Bids may be placed via telephone and a representative from C&T Auctioneers will bid on a buyers behalf. Please make sure all telephone bids are booked within 24 hours of the auction date. Telephone bids are only accepted for items with an estimate of £100 + We will call you four to five lots prior to the lot being offered for auction. There is no charge for telephone bidding. C&T Auctioneers can not guarantee that all telephone requests will be honored due to the rising demand for telephone bidding, it may be impossible to have a line available, we cannot be held responsible for any missed calls due to human or technical errors.

Live Bidding at Auction 

C&T Auctioneers use leading internet auction bidding platform in the UK,, and for certain auctions is also used, but please check to be sure. All customers who wish  to bid via an online platform need to register at least 24hours before the auction. 

Bidding Live in the Auction Room

For those who still want to come to the auction room, we do cater for you. Our viewing is open from 09:00 am on the morning of the auction, and you can view throughout the length of the auction. We know many of you have traveled some distance, so we do provide complimentary Tea and Coffee.

To bid live in the auction room, you will have to register with us on the day, you will be given a paddle number, this number must be given to the auctioneer if you are successful in purchasing a lot(s). You can register anytime throughout the day of the auction. You can also leave an absentee bid with C&T Auctioneers and Valuers, the auctioneer will then bid on your behalf, up to the maximum bid instructed. We do request all absentee bids to be left at least 24 hours prior to the auction. We cannot be held responsible for any mistakes made due to human or technical errors. If two identical bids are left on an item, the first bid received entered will be the successful bid.