Postage and packing

We offer a in-house packing and postage service to our buyers who don't live locally. The tables below show the max size and weight of each price bracket.

All the quotes below are as a guide only as certain items will require more packing than has been quoted for here. All quotes below are as a combined parcel as we charge per box and will endeavour to fit in the most economical box.

United Kingdom

All parcels will be signed for, all smaller parcels will be through RoyalMail, larger parcels through ParcelForce and DPD depending on contents and price. If you wish a specific courier or just a packing quote, this can be arranged. For regular buyers we do offer limited storage of small items to group auction purchases together. Any fragile items or jewellery with hammer price over £50 will be sent by Special Delivery unless requested. Postage insurance is also available at 5% of the invoice amount on larger parcels. Refunds for items damaged in transit will only be given if insurance has been taken out or if the courier supplies appropriate insurance cover for example fragile items and jewellery are only covered by RoyalMail through their Special Delivery service. Quotes below are for prices including the insurance as quoted by the couriers. Please see Royal Mail, ParcelForce and DPD websites for lists of restricted/non-insurable items.
Weight/max sizeUp to £50Up to £500Up to £2500
500g and 10 x 5 x 5cm£8£12£15
2kg and 30 x 30 x 15cm£15£20£23
5kg and 30 x 30 x 15cm£18£23£26
2kg and 55 x 45 x 38cm£20£25£28
5kg and 55 x 45 x 38cm£225%5%
10kg and 55 x 45 x 38cm£255%5%
25kg and 68 x 38 x 37cm£305%5%
Parcels over 25kg will be quoted upon individually

International - Europe including Ireland

Weight/max sizeUp to £50Over £50
500g and 10 x 5 x 5cm£15£18 (up to £250)
2kg and 30 x 30 x 15cm£20£23 (up to £250)
5kg and 30 x 30 x 15cm£255%
2kg and 55 x 45 x 38cm£225%
5kg and 55 x 45 x 38cm£285%
10kg and 55 x 45 x 38cm£325%
30kg and 68 x 38 x 37cm£405%
For non-European transactions there is surcharges on payment totals.
IBAN transfer (up to £100)£2
IBAN (over £100)£7
UK bank transfer through 3rd party serviceContact for details
Card payment (only up to £500)2.8%
PayPal - International payments only4.5-5.5% (region dependant)

International - USA

Weight/max sizeUp to £50Over £50
500g and 10 x 5 x 5cm£22£25 (up to £250)
2kg and 30 x 30 x 15cm£30£33 (up to £250)
5kg and 30 x 30 x 15cm£405%
30kg and 55 x 45 x 38cm£705%

International - Australia

Weight/max sizeUp to £50Over £50
500g and 10 x 5 x 5cm£20£23 (up to £250)
2kg and 30 x 30 x 15cm£32£35 (up to £250)
5kg and 30 x 30 x 15cm£455%
20kg and 55 x 45 x 38cm£1305%


We can pack and post artwork but as every piece is individual, every quote is individual. There is a minimum of £35 postage if you choose not to go through a private courier (we can provide a list of contacts)

Private couriers

We have a selection of private couriers which we can contact but can accommodate if you have your own preferred courier. We are open for collections on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday and without prior notice all items need to be collected by the Saturday following the auction