Welcome to Thompsons Auctioneers, our sales are held fortnightly on Friday’s, starting at 10am in our saleroom, where we average around 600 to 800 lots, with the sale completing around 4pm on a Friday afternoon.
**** UPDATE 22ND MAY 2020 ****
WE HOPE YOU ARE ALL WELL AND STAYING SAFE.
BECAUSE OF THE PANDEMIC AND IN ORDER TO MEET THE SOCIAL DISTANCING GUIDELINES AND TO KEEP OUR STAFF AND CUSTOMERS SAFE, WE WILL HAVE TO CHANGE THE FORMAT OF OUR AUCTIONS. WE HAVE DECIDED TO MOVE FROM WEEKLY TO FORTNIGHTLY AUCTIONS.
AS WE ARE UNABLE TO MEET THE SOCIAL DISTANCING GUIDELINES ON A SALE DAY, WE WILL NOT BE OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. HOWEVER, WE WILL BE OPENING LONGER FOR VIEWING AND WILL BE ACCEPTING COMMISSION BIDS EITHER IN PERSON OR VIA OUR WEBSITE. WE ARE ALSO EXCITED TO ANNOUNCE THAT YOU WILL NOW BE ABLE TO BID “LIVE” AS WE HAVE TEAMED UP WITH easyliveauction.com
OUR FIRST AUCTION WILL BE ON FRIDAY 19TH JUNE 2020 WITH A NEW STARTING TIME OF 10AM. OUR CURRENT CATALOGUE HAS NOW BEEN UPLOADED. THIS IS THE LINK TO easyliveauction.com
ANY BIDS PREVIOUSLY LEFT FOR THIS AUCTION HAVE BEEN CANCELLED.
WE WOULD PREFER CUSTOMERS TO WEAR FACE COVERINGS & DISPOSABLE LATEX/NITRILE GLOVES DURING VIEWING & COLLECTION TIMES, TO ENSURE THE SAFETY OF BOTH STAFF AND CUSTOMERS. WE HAVE INSTALLED SEVERAL HAND SANITISER DISPENSERS WHICH MUST BE USED UPON ENTRY AND EXIT. OUR OFFICE AND JEWELLERY CABINET HAVE BEEN FITTED WITH SAFETY SCREENS. OUR STAFF WILL ALSO BE WEARING PPE. WE HAVE HAD TO CLOSE THE TOILET FACILITIES AT THIS TIME TO THE PUBLIC. WE CANNOT ALLOW FOOD OR BEVERAGES INTO THE SALEROOM.
DURING VIEWING TIMES, WE WILL ENSURE A STRICT ENTRY POLICY. THEREFORE, PLEASE ALLOW EXTRA TIME FOR VIEWING AS YOU MAY HAVE TO WAIT IN A QUEUE SYSTEM. WE WILL ALSO HAVE TO LIMIT THE TIME SPENT VIEWING.
***PLEASE NOTE TO ADHERE TO THE LATEST GOVERNMENT GUIDELINES, PLEASE BE CAUTIOUS WHEN HANDLING ANY LOTS. ***
OUR COLLECTION AND DELIVERY OF GOODS POLICY HAS ALSO CHANGED TO ADHERE TO SAFETY MEASURES. WE WILL NOW HAVE SEPARATE DAYS TO COLLECT AND DELIVER GOODS. A DOOR ENTRY SYSTEM HAS BEEN INSTALLED FOR SAFETY SO PLEASE FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS ON THE DOOR. WE WILL NOT ALLOW CUSTOMERS INTO THE SALEROOM TO COLLECT LOTS, THEY WILL BE BROUGHT TO YOU. THE SAME GUIDELINES WILL BE USED FOR CUSTOMERS DROPPING OFF GOODS.
WE WILL NOT BE ACCEPTING CASH PAYMENTS. WE DO ASK THAT ALL ACCOUNTS ARE SETTLED BY BACS PAYMENTS WHERE POSSIBLE. IF YOU ARE UNABLE TO DO THIS THEN WE DO HAVE CARD FACILITIES AVAILABLE. WE WILL NOT ACCEPT CARD PAYMENTS OVER THE PHONE.
NEW OPENING TIMES
WEDNESDAY 17TH JUNE OPEN 8.30AM – 12.30PM FOR VIEWING
THURSDAY 18TH JUNE OPEN 3PM – 7PM FOR VIEWING
FRIDAY 19TH JUNE SALE DAY CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC
SATURDAY 20TH JUNE OPEN 9AM – 5PM FOR COLLECTION OF LOTS
MONDAY 22ND JUNE OPEN 10AM – 3PM FOR COLLECTION OF LOTS
TUESDAY 23RD JUNE OPEN 10AM – 3PM FOR COLLECTION OF LOTS
WEDNESDAY 24TH JUNE CLOSED
THURSDAY 25TH JUNE CLOSED
FRIDAY 26TH JUNE OPEN 9AM – 5PM OPEN FOR ACCEPTANCE OF GOODS
SATURDAY 27TH JUNE OPEN 9AM – 5PM FOR ACCEPTANCE OF GOODS
MONDAY 29TH JUNE OPEN 9AM -3PM FOR ACCEPTANCE OF GOODS
TUESDAY 30TH JUNE CLOSED
WEDNESDAY 1ST JULY OPEN 8.30AM – 12.30PM FOR VIEWING
THURSDAY 2ND JULY OPEN 3PM – 7PM FOR VIEWING
FRIDAY 3RD JULY SALE DAY CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC
MOVING FORWARD WE WILL HOPEFULLY BE ABLE TO REVERT BACK TO WEEKLY AUCTIONS AS WELL AS LETTING YOU ATTEND THE AUCTION IN PERSON, BUT UNTIL THIS IS SAFE TO DO SO PLEASE HELP US BY ADHERING TO OUR CURRENT POLICY.
THIS IS A LEARNING CURVE FOR ALL OF US SO PLEASE BE PATIENT!!
OUR TELEPHONE LINES WILL NOT BE MANNED UNTIL WE REOPEN ON WEDNESDAY 17TH JUNE. SHOULD YOU NEED TO CONTACT US THEN PLEASE EMAIL US ON email@example.com
PLEASE NOTE THAT THE ABOVE NOTICE IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE SHOULD THE GOVERNMENT AMEND INSTRUCTIONS.
Due to the high number of late collections a fee of £5+vat will be levied on all lots not collected by given times.
All our Friday sales are split into categories of large and small items. We constantly receive a new weekly stock of small antique jewellery, including rings, bracelets, brooches, necklaces and watches. Everything can be bought and sold at Thompson’s, from coins and collectables, to brooches and bicycles, up to wicker baskets and wardrobes. It’s all here!